What is 135mm good for?

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ZilverHaylide Contributing Member • Posts: 862
Re: What is 135mm good for?

StefanMunich wrote:

What do you use your 135mm lenses for? Which specific lens and why this one?

In manual-focus film days, a 135mm made a lot of sense. Back then, 135mm f/2.8 or f/3.5 lenses were relatively cheap, small, and light (and zooms weren't as good as they are now), so with a high benefits-to-costs ratio, it made sense to have a 135mm prime in the bag.

The case isn't nearly as certain now, unless you now need the highest optical quality and/or a large aperture, and are willing to lose zoomability for it.

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