Backpacking/world travel 45mm or 75mm?

Started Mar 10, 2014 | Questions thread
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jeffharris Veteran Member • Posts: 6,777
Re: Backpacking/world travel? 75mm!

PDavis wrote:

This made me think about a recent story here on dpreview about a Russian mother taking photos on the farm...what was most interesting to me was the number of the shots taken with a full frame 135/f2.8 lens which seems to be her go-to lens. That story encouraged me to get more creative with my 75/f1.8 (fairly close equivalent). Sometimes imposing a focal length constraint can really force some extra creativity and thought into composition that a zoom would have me waste due to laziness. The 75 is a very special lens imo.

Good suggestion. I agree, 75mm is nice to work with!

I got a Voigtländer 75mm f2.5 Color Heliar instead of the Oly 75mm, but 75mm is quite nice to shoot with. I had to take some time to learn to work with 75mm, since I tend to have a more of a wide-angle eye, but once I did, I really came to enjoy it. I often use it for walkabouts in the city, shooting people, architectural details, etc..

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