Rethinking focal length conventions

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Re: Rethinking focal length conventions
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f1point4andbethere wrote:

All of this being said, after a recent conversation with some other photographer friends, we came to the idea that our ideal kit actually doesn't really exist. This kit would consist of f1.4 primes of 20mm, 40mm, 80mm and 160mm. We were suddenly questioning the odd focal lengths that prime lens convention has settled on; 24mm, 35mm, 50mm, 85mm, 135mm, etc...

My system of choice has prime lenses available in 10mm, 12mm, 15mm, 16mm, 18mm, 20mm, 24mm, 28mm, 35mm, 40mm, 50mm, 55mm, 75mm, 85mm, 90mm, 105mm, and 135mm. That seems like plenty of choice to me, and I'm not bothered that they aren't nice round numbers or exact multiples of two.

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