Arguably one of the most versatile lenses, the 50mm lens is a favorite all-around workhorse because of its adaptability. The slight distortion creates frames that are more angular and as a result the subjects appear slimmer.

The focal length is wide enough to include bits of the surrounding areas for environmental portraits which begin to provide a narrative for closer crops, yet it can also capture full body images in tighter spaces with adequate detail.

‘Nifty fifties’, as they’re often called, are quick to focus in an array of lighting scenarios and can capture an entire fashion story and the required crops all on its own in most spaces. Oh, and they’re cheap!

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