Any interest in a fixed focal length camera forum?

Started Sep 25, 2020 | Discussions thread
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Re: Any interest in a fixed focal length camera forum?

deednets wrote:

xpatUSA wrote:

deednets wrote:

I understand there is only the Quattro series from 2015. I haven't looked for a long time as from what I understood about those cameras the software was a bit challenging. But have been interested in the Foveon sensor as I found it was an interesting concept.

Posted also on the Leica/Ricoh/Fuji/Cybershot fora:

Let's face it: a lot of photography enthusiasts and pros dabble with more than just one camera manufacturer. So do I.

I currently have 3 Leica Qs on watch-list on TradeMe (ebay Kiwi-Style) but really would like to get a Q2. So here is my quick question:

Would there be any interest for those who use those Foveon fixed lens camera users to rub noses on a separate forum?

To throw my hat in the ring: I would love to exchange ideas and post images - and likewise would like to see what others can do with just ONE focal length. And: NO, it's not the same to lock your zoom in at 23/28/35/50mm - and then see how you go. It about the gear as much as the challenge of the restrictions, seeing in one particular focal length for instance. If the idea of a fixed focal length camera tickles your fancy you might have dabbled with the idea of another camera, another brand?

Cross-linkink here as I wouldn't assume that every X70/100 user monitors the Open Forum necessarily.

Thanks for your interest - or your "thanks, but no thanks" feedback.

Posted also on the Leica, Fuji and Ricoh fora.


I think that "fixed focal length" should be linked somehow to angle of view. For example, a Sigma DP2 is fixed at 24.2mm, equivalent to 41mm in 135 format, but your post mentions neither AOV nor equivalence.

My post was not meant to cause conflict. A 41mm "forum" would only have one user plus the accidental zoom shooters.

This would be a very silly thing to suggest and wasn't my intention.

I did understand the basis of you post - aiming toward the likes of Cartier-Bresson who got along just fine with one focal length most of the time.

I was anticipating fruitless argument in the proposed forum where dude A claims that his Sony A7 with a 28mm prime is so much "better" than dude B's Sigma DP1 with it's 16.6mm fixed lens ... both having the same AOV which of course would never get mentioned.

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