Can someone share a history or origin of why 35mm FL was the "chosen one" in the first place?

Started Jul 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
Trollmann Senior Member • Posts: 1,311
35 mm film format

35 mm film format

If the question is about the 35 mm film format, chech out the early history of Leica, and Oscar Barnack and the 70 mm cine film format and you will for sure find some interesting information about 35 mm photograhy beginnings.

The 50 mm lens settled as the standard or normal lens for the 35 mm film format (field of view about the same as an ordinary scene perceived by the eye, focal lenght about the same as the film diagonal). This was early days when a 35 mm was regarded a wide lens and a 135 mm lens was the one to choose if Wild tigers were assumed to become a risk...

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