What are Prime Lenses?

by Milos Itic on July 6, 2012

Majority of you definitely knows the answer. But, out there, some people not sure what is the correct answer. A prime lens is a photographic lens whose focal length is fixed, as opposed to a zoom lens. Terms we use to explain possible differentials: primary focal length and fixed focal length (FFL). What is advantage of these lenses. Many filmmakers only use Prime Lenses, when they are making the independent films. Because their optics are simpler, prime lenses usually have a larger maximum aperture with means smaller f-number than most of the zoom lenses. This allows filmmakers to have better performance in lower light and have great depth of field.


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