I really love my Prime Lenses.

A while ago, I wrote about Primal Photography, or Photography using Prime Lenses. I own two of those, my 22mm f/2.0 and my old trustworthy 50mm f/1.8. Those are my absolute favourite Lenses.

When I got my first DSLR in 2015, I quickly figured out that I wanted to own one special Prime Lens. Back then, I firmly believed that every Photographer should own a 50mm 1.8, because I had seen that in some YouTube video. I still think that it is a fantastic Lens, but it is definitely not for everyone.

Shot with my 50mm.

After a while, I figured out that 50mm, or 80mm on APS-C, just are too tight sometimes. I played around with getting a 24mm f/2.8 for a while, but after I went Mirrorless last October, in 2018, I found out that Canon offers a 22mm f/2.0 for their EF-M System. I decided to go with that Lens instead.

Shot with the 22mm.

35mm on Full Frame is pretty much my favourite Focal Length. And with Canons 1.6 APS-C Crop, the 22mm is equivalent to a 35.2mm Lens, and that is close enough. And it is definitely closer than than the 38.4mm that would have come out of that 24mm f/2.8.

Today I actually preferred the 50mm Lens.

Which of the Lenses I use absolutely depends on the Situation and also what I want for Aesthetics on a particular shoot. But I always have both my Prime Lenses with me. They are both quite small, especially the 22mm Lens, which is absolutely tiny. And for the sake of Convenience, or if I want to shoot at a different Focal Length, I also pretty much always take my 18-55mm Kit Lens.

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