Finally got angry about lack of 35mm equivalent

Started Jul 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
EinsteinsGhost
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Re: here's another example of what I do with the snapshot skopar 25mm

DOF on a 24mm f/2 at 2m: 22 inch
DOF on a 24mm f/2.8 at 2m: 31 inch

You will get the blur, just not as good with either as you would with a 35mm f/1.8 (which should, theoretically, also be less distortive). It is why I feel that for such shots, 35mm is a better focal length on APS-C than 20 or 24mm. It also isn’t as limiting as 50mm can be on APS-C.

While not a street shot, this is what you can expect out of a 35mm f/1.8 (taken with Sony NEX-3):

And this lens isn't one I expect to use regularly for landscapes, so I won't mind if it doesn't perform exceptionally well at aperture smaller than f/8. That I would, if it were a landscape focal length (which pretty much every lens is up to about 30mm).

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