What kind of lens was most likely used for this photo?

fixed focal length
zoom
telephoto
macro
Such shallow depth-of-­field is possible with lens of large aperture size (small f-num­ber). The large aperture is a typical feature (and ad­van­tage) of a fixed focal length lens. The photo was taken with a 50mm f/1.4 lens.

Answers distribution

fixed focal length
zoom
telephoto
macro
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flagFinland
86%
4%
0%
8%
23
flagItaly
70%
9%
2%
18%
44
flagthe United Arab Emirates
70%
0%
11%
17%
17
flagSweden
63%
0%
9%
27%
11
flagIndia
55%
8%
12%
23%
95
flagGreece
54%
27%
0%
18%
11
flagGermany
52%
16%
5%
25%
106
flagthe United Kingdom
51%
11%
11%
25%
227
flagFrance
51%
6%
10%
31%
29
flagPoland
50%
16%
11%
21%
7626
flagNorway
50%
0%
10%
40%
20
flagthe Philippines
50%
25%
8%
16%
12
flagCzech Republic
50%
10%
10%
30%
10
flagthe United States
49%
14%
14%
21%
314
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
19%
16%
19%
31
flagUnknown
44%
20%
11%
22%
54
flagthe Netherlands
36%
18%
24%
21%
33
flagCanada
35%
15%
25%
25%
20
flagUkraine
33%
25%
33%
8%
12

Gender

men54%
women48%
fixed focal length
54%
48%
zoom
11%
17%
telephoto
9%
12%
macro
23%
21%

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Author: Debbie Fox
Illustration: Konrad Korczyński
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