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What's your favourite focal length /p/?
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I can't choose between 35mm or 50mm so I just use my 24-70mm f/2.8. I don't really shoot wide too often nor think 70mm is much longer than 50mm.

If there was a 35-50mm f/1.8 lens, I would be set for life.
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>>2731917
For street - 35mm
For portraits - 85mm/greater than 150mm
For travel - 24-27mm
For concerts - 40mm

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on FF:

50mm
85mm

I usually use a 28mm and a 50mm on a 1.5 crop sensor so it gets kind of close
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>>2731917
35mm on my crop body. Also 300mm on the same crop body.
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28mm
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Concerts, portrait I usually shoot at 50 or 85.

300-500 for nature.

I got a 28-300 for event photography because Ken told me too, and it works well.
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For snapshits
- 50mm f/1.8 (for BOKEH)
- 40mm f/2.8 (delicious pancake)

Work (functions)
- 24-70mm f/2.8 (main FF body)
- 70-200mm f/2.8 (APS-C body)
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I shoot m43, and use 17mm for street or general shooting and a "legacy" 50mm for portraits. That would be a 34mm and 100mm equivalent.

Honestly my favorite though would be 85mm f2.8 on MF. So sweet.
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>>2731917
on a crop 18mm or 250mm
fuck everything in between
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>>2731962
18mm even on FF is far too long for me. I need that UWA. Should look into MF...
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Everything just looks so good at 85mm
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35
5

everybody else get out
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I only use 50mm or equivalent to.
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In 35mm equivalents:

27mm (landscape, cityscape, architecture),
36mm (same),
82mm (most things, portraits),
300mm (things that need zooming, derp)
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For crop:
10-20mm
30mm
40mm
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>>2731971
>not 38-40mm
lol

get in the shower
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>>2731974

I'm kinda like you but my list goes:

50mm (landscape, cityscape, architecture),
50mm (same),
50mm (most things, portraits),
my feet (things that need zooming, derp)
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28mm
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>>2731980
"zooming" is about a lot more than how big something is in your frame. Compression is a fairly useful tool that you're throwing away by trying to brag about only using a 50mm prime.
Also, why is nobody posting photos?
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So i bought a 35mm f2 prime
is there any sense to keeping my 50mm 1.8 prime?

I'm pretty sure there isnt so I'd just like to sell it as a lost. It's a little too cramped for me on aps-c.
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>>2731983
50mm on crop is perfect for wider portraiture. If you aren't doing any of that, then there's not much reason to have one, unless it fits into your shooting style in some way.
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50mm is too tele on crop. It's lovely for portraiture but hell for street.
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>>2731985
>>2731986

thanks guys, glad to have the opinion. It was a great taste for my first prime, but its way too tight.
Will be letting it go once my 35mm arrives.
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I love my 50mm f/1.8s so much that I can't bare to get rid of any of them

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>>2731987
You might as well keep it. I'm guessing you won't get more than $50 reselling it.
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>>2731992
its the newest canon STM version, i was hoping for like 90 since I paid 125 for it
and honestly i just feel bad when i buy things so id like to put any cash i can into the 35
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>>2731993
I'd still keep it. The STM lens is an awesome bit of kit for the size and price.
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>>2731990
The OG MK I needs a bit of a clean.
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45mm in 6x6 medium format you fucking faggot.
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>>2731917
...the one that gets the right picture? How is it possible that so many have a fav focal length? Not trolling/shitposting
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Probably a mix of 85mm & 135mm.
50mm running in third.

I mostly shoot portraits of my friend, snapshits and "street".
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50mm
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>>2732019
Everyone else here has a favourite, or two. Don't be so autistic Anon.
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>>2732019
>...the one that gets the right picture?

What is "the right picture"?

I'm so used to shoot with a 50 mm, that's just how i vision the picture before raising the camera to my eye.
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>>2731921
I like this photo
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>>2731917
40. Only lens on my 5DM2, 40 is best.
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>>2732040
Thanks. I took it.
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>>2732037
I see, makes sense. But are you not severely limiting yourself in doing photography like that?
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>>2732037
Whether you "vision" it that way or not, lots of photos benefit from a different focal length for the benefits of perspective, size relationships, and feature representation. You do you, but just because that's what's easiest for you doesn't make it best.
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My 17-40 (crop). Can do almost everything with it.
End of story.
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>>2732042
my niggie

40 voitlander f/2 is mi bay
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>>2732117
That is quite a lot of focal lengths. Not a "favorite" focal length.
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45mm on MFT (not even that Olympus prime).
35mm on APS-C.
90mm is working fine for me on 6x7 but I'd rather a 105 or 135 ish.

I couldn't tell you why but I do gravitate to different FoVs on different formats. maybe because of the aspect ratios
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>bls also check exif

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>>2731933
ken is love, ken is life
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>>2732172
>tfw donating to feed his growing family

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>>2731917
i like snapshits so I tend to 35mm most of the time
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400-800 iso and a zoom lens
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28mm and 21mm on Digital

50mm on Film

Wide angle is my obsession though. If I could afford a decent 28 or 35 for film I would already have one
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>>2732245
Neither of those things are focal length
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>>2732170
>that beat up GR
love it
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>>2731917
35mm equiv.:

16mm - ultra wide-angle
28mm - all-purpose (R I C O H G R)
85mm - portrait stuff
200mm - tele
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>>2731917
30mm is my EDC but I'm on an APS-C sensor so I guess I'm a 50mm guy.

I also like 500mm & 135mm.
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28 or 24 on full frame
That means 17-ish on crop.
TFW Sony's only prime 17 is a crappy pancake and Nikon only makes zooms that are 17 and DX
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>>2731917
>What's your favourite focal length /p/?
24-200 spread over a range of different lenses.

I tend to think more in terms of what is right for the job at hand, it's not about having favourites nor is it a competition
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>>2731917
600mm so I can shoot animals and be a creep to avoid interacting when shooting people
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Funny, i was watching this video 5 minutes before coming here.
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>>2732267
>And the winner of most dickish reply is..

We all know that taking your favourite fisheye to capture an owl in flight isn't the best idea. But you must have found that the kind of photography you do for fun lends itself more to one focal length than the others.

If ISIS blew up a plane with a bomb stuffed into a camera bag, and the TSA brought i temporary measures that restricted the transportation of camera lenses to one prime that had to be attached to your camera, what would you take?
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>>2731917
50 mm is pretty versatile desu
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>>2732282

50mm is pretty shit para ser honesto
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>>2732296

Why? Justify your statement.

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>>2732319

too narrow for action
too "wide" for portraits
you have to walk the fuck back if you want to compose lots of elements. youre fucked if the space is small.
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>>2732323

Sounds like you're pretty shit para ser honesto.
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>>2732324
Why? Justify your statement.
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Absolutely love my 35 1.4. Perfect for everything. Been wanting to try a 24-28mm.
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There's something about 28mm that just feels good man, even though my 28mm isn't anything special (Zuiko 28mm/f3.5).

I also like a fast 50mm but looking through my pics, there's way more keepers with the cheap 28mm.

So yeah 28mm.
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28mm is bretty gud

>>2731930
>>2731981
>>2732251
>>2732261
>>2732266
>>2732356
my negroid brethren

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>>2731920

Get a crop sensor and the sigma 18-35 f/1.8. It's not as fast as a FF zoom f/1.8, but they don't even exist anyway.

FF is overrated. I shot with a Nikon D750 for a while but I saw no difference between that and my D7200. And yeah, I was shooting wide open.
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90mm on
On the real full frame
>135 can go cluck themselves

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>>2732327
top bantz right here
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>>2732402
>medium format

That's a good joke. The name of the format itself says it's not even full or large but "medium". I see why you need to compensate for it.

>pic take with a crop

ouch!
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>>2732402
You seem to be making the common /p/ mistake that MF cams are for reposting pictures of, rather than with.
>use it pleb
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All the 28mm love in this thread is great. 28mm is a truly great focal length. I love it almost as much as 50mm.

50mm is my favorite. It makes taking pictures enjoyable and helps me take the picture I want; more often than any other focal length.

Of course I'm speaking in 35mm-equivalent terms because it's the format most people are familiar with. Anybody speaking of crop without specifying can be forgiven because they probably are not familiar with. Some people need to make themselves feel better so they'll say they are talking of a larger format because speaking of focal lengths is not something they can feel superior about.
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>>2732170
dat gr is looking mighty...


D U S T Y
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>>2732424
to be quite honest family I wouldn't even know, I started using film a few months after I got it and never stopped.
Since then I probably have more frames on that little konica than I do on the GR.
I know it has some dust, but then so does almost every frame of film I scan.
It's no biggie.

>I bought a nikkor 28/2.8 ai-s in JPY last month too, that will probably do me til I'm leitz-or-otus-riche
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>>2731980
my feet (things that need zooming, derp)

Good luck shooting interior architecture.
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>>2732272
>the TSA brought i temporary measures
>temporary

ahahaah

>And the winner of most butt-hurt anon is...
> But you must have found that the kind of photography you do for fun lends itself more to one focal length than the others.

Not at all, every circumstance is different. People who shoot one focal length all the time end up with pictures that all look similar
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>>2731917
these days i find myself using my nifty 50 a lot rather than my 18-135 variable all in one. sure, it's tight as hell in some situations (on crop body) but i'm having fun with it at f/2.0-2.8

that was the best $100 thrown at it a few years ago.
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85mm & 35mm for portrait and event work
24mm & 14mm for wedding receptions and dances.

80mm f2 on 6x6 medium format
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>>2732459
>80mm f2
>f2

w-wat lens is that senpai
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105mm
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>>2732488
Norita 80mm f2, the normal lens for the Norita 66.
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>>2732124
Then look at it as my favourite focal lenghts.
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>>2731980
I'M LE CARTIER BRESON
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>>2731987

85mm equiv on a APS-C crop is nice for portraits. You've never really used it for anything?

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>>2732398
I have an EOS M3 as a spare body and my main shooter is a 6D. I have my 24-70mm f/2.8 on my 6D 99% of the time and very occasionally swap it out for a faster prime for extra bokeh balls.

My M3 barely gets any action apart from it's 22mm f/2, which makes it a fairly compact shooter.

Thinking about getting that Sigma 24-35mm f/2 monster for my 6D though....
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20mm m4/3 so 40mm medium format. Shit's so versatile.
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About 6 months ago this wold have definitely been 50mm. But I absolutely fell in love with my 35mm such a versatile focal range for landscapes and street.

I use my 100mm 1:1 macro a ton too
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Canon 100/2.8 Macro L.

Step back for portrait, step forward for macro, sit on sidelines for indoor sports, fap over the L.
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>>2732426
No one care about interior architecture..we all wants to shot naked girls :^)
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>>2732575
well it lived on my camera 24/7 and I've always used it when walking the dog with my girlfriend but i always found it troublesome having to walk down back the path to get a picture of her and the dog in frame.

in other news my 35mm f2 is usm came in and fuck it is HUGE. its probably heavier than my SL1 body.
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>>2733078
You accidentally a sensor size.
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>>2733159
totally agree, it's an often overlooked gem.

between the 100 2.8 macro, and the 16-35 2.8, I've never felt like I needed anything else.
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>>2731917
28mm or 75mm.
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>>2732118
noiice lad. Care to share pics?
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>>2731917

been digging my 35mm f/2 lately.

I usually go out shooting with either my 35mm or 50mm paired with a 105mm or 200mm.

all primes or bust baby
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I really miss my 5DII for the simple fact that I could use my 40/2.8 STM for pretty much everything. It was an incredibly useful focal length. Unfortunately, I had to sell all my Canon gear and I have replaced it with Pentax shit. They don't have a pancake lens that produces exactly the same FOV, but if I ever get a real job again, I'll be buying a Canon FF camera again just so I can use a 40mm pancake lens again.
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on apsc:
35mm walkaround and travel
85mm portrait
135mm for doggo
300mm for little birdies
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600mm, I'm a soulless birdfag.
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