• August 2, 2017

35mm vs. 50mm vs. 85mm comparison: What’s the difference and What fixed focal length lens should you choose?

When we speak about fixed focal length lenses, it is usually to extol their merits. We even dedicated a large portion of our lens buyer’s guide to fixed focal length lenses. However, the main question most people still have, is which fixed focal length lens they should choose: 35 mm, 50 mm or 85 mm?

35 mm, 50 mm or 85 mm

That is why this “Practical Wednesday” will be dedicated to helping you better understand the differences between these lenses.

APS-C or 24×36?

The fist question you need to answer is whether your camera’s sensor is APS-C format (or even smaller on certain hybrid cameras) or full frame format (full format, 24×36).