A : Why yours cannot zoom wan?!!

Me : I’m using prime lens

A : Cannot zoom wan??!!

Me : This lens has fixed focal length. Hence, no zoom.

A : Har??!! No lousy wan. How come I see people can zoom like there’s no tomorrow?

Me : That’s different lens than what I have right now

A : ???

For god sake, please do understand that not all DSLRs have zoom lens attached to their bodies. There is this thing called prime lens!! (Click here for more info)

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM

Bloody hell!! By the way they, non-DSLR users, try to twist/turn to get zooming effect, I bet my Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM gonna spoil soon. Sigh…


  1. Ooo…. How much did you got it for? Come come show a sample picture taken with this lens. :)

  2. I got it for around RM1200.

    You can check out my Flickr page. Look for Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM tag :)

  3. Tell them this lens can do bokeh that zoom lens can’t do. LOL.

  4. I almost did that. But on second thought, I did not because I’m having trouble explaining the prime lens and all and yet they still don’t get it. I couldn’t imagine how high my blood pressure is when I get to ‘bokeh’ part.