Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

Camera Lenses Explained: how to get sharp photos using prime lenses

Explore depth of field with prime lenses

Another advantage of using prime lenses is that their wider aperture is also ideal for getting shallow depth of field.

Even the best quality lenses don’t give their sharpest results at the maximum aperture, but the limited depth of field helps to make the sharp areas really stand out.

You’ll also find that the lack of sharpness is mostly confined to the edges of the image, so keep your main point of focus within the central area.

Explore depth of field with prime lenses: f/1.8

f/1.8

Explore depth of field with prime lenses: f/22

f/22

The range of apertures on most prime lenses makes them perfect for experimenting with depth-of-field effects, as you can see in the examples we’ve shown above.

Explore your viewpoint

Explore your viewpoint
Zoom lenses are very convenient, as we’ve explained, but another drawback of this convenience is that a zoom lens can make you lazy when it comes to choosing your viewpoint. Think about it: you simply zoom in or out.

With a prime lens, the only way of altering the framing or size of the subject is to alter your viewpoint, resulting in much more striking photo compositions.

PAGE 1: The advantages of using prime lenses
PAGE 2: Explore depth of field with prime lenses

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