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
81%
0%
7%
11%
27
flagSwitzerland
71%
14%
4%
9%
21
flagItaly
69%
8%
7%
14%
56
flagGreece
59%
27%
0%
13%
22
flagthe Netherlands
56%
13%
15%
15%
60
flagIndia
54%
9%
13%
22%
111
flagFrance
54%
6%
9%
29%
31
flagthe United Kingdom
53%
10%
10%
24%
326
flagNorway
53%
3%
11%
30%
26
flagGermany
52%
13%
6%
26%
158
flagPoland
51%
16%
10%
21%
11832
flagSweden
51%
14%
3%
29%
27
flagthe Philippines
50%
25%
12%
12%
16
flagthe United States
47%
13%
15%
22%
361
flagUnknown
46%
18%
9%
25%
748
flagRepublic of Ireland
45%
20%
15%
18%
44
flagCanada
36%
18%
22%
22%
22
flagAustria
35%
17%
23%
17%
17
flagUkraine
33%
22%
27%
16%
18

Gender

men53%
women51%
fixed focal length
53%
51%
zoom
13%
15%
telephoto
9%
10%
macro
22%
21%

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Author: Debbie Fox
Illustration: Konrad Korczyński
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