Dumb question.. lens for D800

Started May 16, 2012 | Discussions thread
tdptdp Regular Member • Posts: 496
Re: Photography 101

No offense, but I am so glad that none of you teach photography. Math and optics aren't going to help OP's understanding of the times you would use a wide-angle lens in a composition - for example, to emphasize an interesting foreground against a dramatic, more distant background - or why he would use a telephoto to make a more pleasing portrait.

The question was: Can I crop the 28mm and get the same effect as a 50mm or an 85mm? The answer is: different lenses for different compositions. Not a two-page argument about whether or not the language used to describe perspective in a composition is mathematically accurate.

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