Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
jeffharris
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Re: No heated debate... Photographers' preferences?
In reply to Optimus47, Sep 5, 2013

Optimus47 wrote:

Keep in mind, not everyone loves 35mm as an FL.

Some like 24mm... Some like 28mm, and some like 50mm. So there is no perfect FL.

Depends on the photographer.

How true!

I just picked up a Voigtländer 17.5mm and did a bunch of shooting the other day. I've not shot at 35mm very much, more at 50mm, so it was a real challenge in some respects to "get" 35mm. Often I was finding myself seeing 50mm, so I had to adjust the composition or my position. Other times, I was surprised by how wide it is compared to 50mm and how much I could get into the frame.

With longer lenses, 70mm, 85mm (equivs.) I seem to find less problematic for some reason. I'm off to the South of France in a couple of days and should get plenty of practice @ 35mm!

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