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
88%
4%
0%
8%
25
flagthe United Arab Emirates
76%
0%
9%
14%
21
flagSpain
72%
0%
9%
18%
11
flagSweden
71%
0%
7%
21%
14
flagItaly
70%
9%
3%
15%
51
flagIndia
55%
8%
14%
22%
98
flagFrance
54%
6%
9%
29%
31
flagthe United Kingdom
52%
11%
10%
25%
294
flagNorway
52%
4%
12%
32%
25
flagGermany
51%
14%
6%
26%
127
flagPoland
50%
16%
10%
21%
10591
flagGreece
50%
33%
0%
16%
18
flagthe United States
48%
14%
14%
22%
330
flagthe Philippines
46%
26%
13%
13%
15
flagUnknown
44%
18%
9%
26%
664
flagRepublic of Ireland
42%
21%
16%
19%
42
flagthe Netherlands
40%
17%
22%
20%
40
flagAustria
36%
9%
27%
18%
11
flagUkraine
35%
23%
23%
17%
17
flagCanada
33%
19%
23%
23%
21

Gender

men53%
women50%
fixed focal length
53%
50%
zoom
13%
16%
telephoto
9%
11%
macro
23%
21%

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Author: Debbie Fox
Illustration: Konrad Korczyński
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