Just Switched to the RX1 from the M9

Started Jun 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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headofdestiny Veteran Member • Posts: 9,226
Re: All good until the second paragraph........

You may or may not like portriature but the fact of the matter is that a beautfull 85 mm lens can produce lots of extraordinary images that do not include a head.

Go to Flickr and search 85 mm and look at the images.  Many of them could not have been produced by any wide angle lens.

I personally would prefer to see a MILC because for me one specialty camera is enough.

I've owned plenty of lenses in the 85mm range, and I understand what they're useful for. It's just not a focal length that I'm interested in for my everyday camera. I can probably count on one hand how many times I used my Leica 90mm for my own work. I used my Sony ZA 85 more, because I was using it professionally, but rarely for my personal work.

The beauty of a single focal length is that it helps unify a vision and give cohesion to the work, but I understand that it isn't for everyone.

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