40mm Vs 35mm

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ms18 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,403
40mm Vs 35mm

Nikon has a z mount 40mm f/2 portable prime. It will be portable and affordable with their z5 body. Their 35mm prime is longer and costly (of course it's a better lens)

The question I want to know. For a person who's used to 35mm shooting, Shooting with 40mm makes big difference?

Can 40mm used as one lens to rule all situations? I have been used 35mm to shoot everything.

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Martin_99 Senior Member • Posts: 3,906
Re: 40mm Vs 35mm

I switched from 40mm to 35mm in the past as I felt 40mm as a little bit narrow for my framing. Such decision is personal and nobody can do it instead of you. If you bring factors such as price and size into equation, 40f2 could be reasonable compromise even you like 35mm more (but that itching for "proper" focal length could be still there in your brain)

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Re: 40mm Vs 35mm

Martin_99 wrote:

but that itching for "proper" focal length could be still there in your brain)

Actually my concern is whether 40mm can handle indoors and group shots in close space. My only question is whether will that be wide enough to use for every situation as i travel mostly with 35mm.

I have used 50mm in canon APS-C which would be effectively 80mm. And i hated it as it's obviously not wide enough. Then i started using 35mm focal length (23mm on fuji) and i love it.

Just curious will 40mm and 35mm make a big difference.

I have seen samples of both focal lengths in internet it seems 40mm is bit narrow and more started to look close to 50mm than it with 35mm in perspective.

Thanks for your comment

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Martin_99 Senior Member • Posts: 3,906
Re: 40mm Vs 35mm

ms18 wrote:

Martin_99 wrote:

but that itching for "proper" focal length could be still there in your brain)

Actually my concern is whether 40mm can handle indoors and group shots in close space. My only question is whether will that be wide enough to use for every situation as i travel mostly with 35mm.

Depends on size of the room and group. I had troubles even with 28mm in such situation. When travel, sometimes is 35mm too wide and sometimes too narrow. It's just one of the compromises. The same with 40mm. It's slightly narrower 35mm...

I have used 50mm in canon APS-C which would be effectively 80mm. And i hated it as it's obviously not wide enough. Then i started using 35mm focal length (23mm on fuji) and i love it.

Just curious will 40mm and 35mm make a big difference.

Not really.

I have seen samples of both focal lengths in internet it seems 40mm is bit narrow and more started to look close to 50mm than it with 35mm in perspective.

Thanks for your comment

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Ido Scharf
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Re: 40mm Vs 35mm

You can use Nikon's lens simulator to visualise the difference.

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Craig Gillette Forum Pro • Posts: 12,438
Re: 40mm Vs 35mm

ms18 wrote:

Nikon has a z mount 40mm f/2 portable prime. It will be portable and affordable with their z5 body. Their 35mm prime is longer and costly (of course it's a better lens)

The question I want to know. For a person who's used to 35mm shooting, Shooting with 40mm makes big difference?

Can 40mm used as one lens to rule all situations? I have been used 35mm to shoot everything.

Have you felt 35mm was fine most or al of the time?  Were you getting to worry about sometimes not wide enough?

I think it really depends on one's subject matter and interests.  I'm a zoom user, almost exclusively, so that flavors my response some.   But, for me, 40mm would not be my pick as a do it all lens. I'm thinking primarily of "interior" uses.  Outside, or situations were one might be able to step back a litlte more, less an issue.

ms18
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Re: 40mm Vs 35mm

Have you felt 35mm was fine most or al of the time?

Yes

Were you getting to worry about sometimes not wide enough?

No. 35 was wide enough! I have a 21mm and i use it only when i need that perspective (depth) not because 35mm isn't wide enough.

I think it really depends on one's subject matter and interests. I'm a zoom user, almost exclusively, so that flavors my response some. But, for me, 40mm would not be my pick as a do it all lens. I'm thinking primarily of "interior" uses. Outside, or situations were one might be able to step back a litlte more, less an issue.

Thanks

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