Why do people think....

Started May 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
Ed Rizk Senior Member • Posts: 2,097
Re: Normal lens

Christoph Stephan wrote:

An important question in that respect is "what is a normal lens" On my film SLR, I started with a 50 mm and a 28 mm prime and found them quite handy. On city trips, the 28 mm sometimes was the sole lens I used. However, I always found a 50 mm lens very awkward to use on a 1.6 crop DSLR - always a tad to long, but not long enough for that portrait.

I think the "official" definition of normal focal length is a FF equivalent to 40 to 60mm, which would make a 50mm a little on the telephoto side. I went with the 35mmF2 for my normal prime lens. 30 or even 28mm would be just as "normal".

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