Love the PL 25mm but honestly not crazy about 50mm equiv focal length

Started Oct 11, 2011 | Discussions thread
Alex 2012
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Re: You can't tell a 50mm shot from a 35mm shot most of the time ???
In reply to millsart, Mar 17, 2012

I know exactly what you mean. Looking at the pools on flickr for both the 20 and 25 mm, I noticed the 25 compresses the background and subject distance (removing a lot of perspective and dimension), and flattens faces like a telephoto but captures more of the environment like wide angle. It takes away a lot of the perceived closeness and personal interaction with the subject. The subject seems too distant.

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