What's more important; wide angle lenses or telephoto lenses?

Started Jan 25, 2013 | Questions thread
timo
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Re: What's more important; wide angle lenses or telephoto lenses?
In reply to Gerry Winterbourne, Jan 27, 2013

Gerry Winterbourne wrote:

hikenhi wrote:

I'm not sure if you know this but each of our eyes have about a 50mm view in FF or 35 mm in APS-C. I'd agree with you on the, "If I could have one focal legnth."

He can't know it because it's not true.

Well done for countering this hoary old factoid Gerry. Similarly on serious websites you still read statements to the effect that standard lenses are so because one eye's view through the finder is similar in scale to what you see with the other eye if you keep it open - forgetting that the view through different cameras will vary drastically according to viewfinder magnification.

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