Project 10-50

by on October 12, 2009

in News

Interesting in shaking things up in your photography? How about shaking things up by using a single, 50mm lens for a year?

That’s what Project 10-50 is all about – “making pictures of the year 2010 with the use of 50mm prime lenses only.”

It doesn’t matter the brand of your camera or the model of your lens – so long as it’s 50mm in length.  And, we’re big fans of the 50mm lenses.

Here’s the pitch from the Project 10-50 crew to you:

We’ve just started a new initiative: Project 10-50.

It’s all about photographing with nothing but 50mm prime lenses – one year long: 2010 (hence 10-50 …).

Any brand camera or lens will do – as long as it’s a 50mm prime only. Besides beautiful stunning pictures we’re looking for something to learn from eachother as well.  So every picture posted has to contain the EXIF data and if possible ‘the story’ behind it. We want to read how people had to ‘work’ to ‘make’ the picture instead of just ‘taking’ it with a comfortable super-dooper-zoom lens.

The word is starting to spread already and people are starting to join.

Will you help us making it a little bigger too?

Learn more at




1 NikoDoby October 12, 2009 at 3:39 am

Do you know how many years it’s taken me to build up my vast collection of lenses and now you want me to “pretend” I only have my 50mm for an entire year?! Hmmm OK I’m in :^) But I can’t promise I won’t cheat and use another lens every now and then. I just won’t tell any of you! :^)

2 Ilan October 12, 2009 at 3:45 am

The problem is that those with a full frame bodies will enjoy it much more :)
On DX (Nikon) the 50mm is actually 75mm, which is not as fun.
Anyway, here is what I got from my 50mm before I sold ‘her’ and went wide –

3 Poagao October 12, 2009 at 4:36 am

I have two lenses. The 50 is one of them, but I can’t give up my wide lens. Sorry.

4 LordBug October 12, 2009 at 8:37 pm

Haha, ever since getting my 50mm, I struggle to take it off :)
I put a different lens on my camera, turn around, and when I turn back there’s my little baby, sharp and ready to shoot.

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