50mm "Normal" Lens... Ok, but "Normal" on FF or APS-C Sensor?

Started Nov 10, 2012 | Discussions thread
Barrie Davis
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Re: Not the 50mm myth again. That one is tough to kill!

ljfinger wrote:

jon404 wrote:

Basically meaningless... true. But we DO get used to visual conventions... and that gets to your 43mm on a full-frame as the best answer to 'what's a normal lens.' I think Pentax made one, maybe still does.

Beyond that, it's immediately personal. I like a 35mm lens on my old Nikon FG... the view feels 'normal' to me for street photography. But I also like my old 85mm lens for portraits, and an even older 20mm for landscapes. What's interesting is that for each application, what I see in each of the lenses looks 'normal.'

I like full-frame diagonal fisheye. It "feels" the most natural to me.

They do say the more experienced a shooter you become...

.... the more wide-angle is the lens you're most comfortable with.

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