We have waxed lyrical about 35mm primes for years here at The Phoblographer, but just know that it's for good reasons. These seemingly simple lenses can do so much that we truly believe that everyone should own one, and while you might think that they might not be great for portrait photography, we have to tell you that you would be wrong.
Ask any photographer about the lenses that they use for portraits. More than likely, they will come back to you with the same answer every time. The 85mm and 135mm focal lengths have been goto's for portrait photography for many years, and for good reasons, but how do you decide between the two, and what are the most significant differences between them? After the break, we will take a quick look at both prime lenses and will list the pros and cons of both so that you can make a more informed purchasing decision.
The list of lens manufacturers who still support the Pentax K mount may be slightly on the slim side, but IRIX is one of the few who still support the platform, and the great news is that their lenses (thus far) have been seriously impressive.
We all love prime lenses, and today Leica SL, and L Mount Alliance camera users should rejoice. Leica Cameras have just announced that a new fast prime will be joining their family; the APO-Summicron-SL 35mm f2 ASPH.
In need of some fast, bokehlicious lenses for your APS-C camera? Mirrorless Rumors gave us a heads-up that Taiwanese brand Kamlan has recently announced its two new offerings: a 50mm f1.1 II (replacing a previous version) and 21mm f1.8 for Sony E, Fuji X, MFT, and Canon EOS-M mounts.