Coolpix A -Finally a pocket size big sensor camera.

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Rexgig0
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Re: 28mm lens, a limitation?
In reply to camerosity, 8 months ago

Well, I reckon 28mm is a limitation, but I saw the Nikon A as an alternative to carrying a wide-normal 28mm SLR lens, while also being a flatter package, and with no need to pause to swap lenses. A nicely compact 50mm or 90mm on the SLR, plus a Nikon A, seemed a good combination. (The 90mm Voigtlander SL II is quite small.)

I also studied the images of Gary Winogrand, who mostly shot with a 28mm lens, plus viewed Ray Sachs's excellent images here in the DPR forums. The 28mm could, indeed, be a good focal length for urban walking-about, on its own.

As I have mentioned in other threads, however, my wife quickly claimed the A for herself, so I had little enough time to test the theory. I am saving for another A, while many other priorities compete for my available money.

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