Depending on who you ask, the 50mm lens is either well loved or seriously hated. There is no inbetween, and photographers tend to be on one side of the battle or another. When you start out, everyone tells you to go ahead and try a nifty 50.
Why? Well, 50mm f1. 4 lenses tend to be pretty affordable and you don't want to spend a whole lot of money when you're getting started. It's a fantastic learning tool to figure out how to do more with less. With that said, it's often the route to other prime lenses: some go for 35mm, some for 85mm, and yet others for a higher end 50mm lens. . thephoblographer.com