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Why choose a prime lens?
A Prime lens is one that has a fixed focal length. There is no zoom ring on the lens, so the focal length always remains the same. If you want to get closer to or further away from your subject you would physically have to do so. Instead, it delivers incredibly detailed photos and enable impressively large apertures. They are also generally lighter and more compact than their zoom equivalents.
Can I Use a Full Frame E-Mount Lens (aka FE Lens) on a Camera with an APS-C Size Sensor?
Yes, you can use an FE lens on an E-Mount camera that has an APS-C sensor. The image in the centre of the lens is automatically cropped to the APS-C size, so there are no dark corners surrounding the picture to cause vignetting. While Sony E (APS-C) lenses can be used on full-frame bodies, a 1.5x crop will be applied automatically.