56mm vs 60mm. Noob question

Started Dec 17, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Filipphotography Forum Member • Posts: 70
56mm vs 60mm. Noob question

Hello everyone!

I am still learning and so this might be a weird question.

Why making a 56mm lens? I understand it's faster, but why not keeping it at 60mm w/ the faster stop? Who decides 56mm? Why not 50mm instead? I like even, round #s.

Again, sorry about my ignorance, but I just wonder how they plan these things out.

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