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Feb 20, 2013 17:18 |  #1

Tested today some old glass on 58mm focal and it look more "normal" than the classic 50mm.

Why I do not find any current lens on this size ?


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Feb 20, 2013 17:22 |  #2

I seem to remember that the normal focal length was defined (?) as the diagonal of the negative. In 24 x 36, the diagonal is 43.3mm and that 50mm slightly long.

If that is true, than the 58mm is ever so slightly on the telephoto end.

Or maybe "normal" is a fuzzy concept and that lenses from 40 to 60 fit the bill.


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Feb 20, 2013 17:23 |  #3

I enjoy the look of my 58mm Helios 44.


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Feb 20, 2013 17:32 |  #4

The arithmetic definition of 'normal on the 135 format, and the commonly adopted FL of 'about 50mm' has long had many deviations. For example, from a single manufacturer, on their 135 SLR bodies they had 52mm, 55mm, 58mm; another had cameras with 50mm and others with 40mm.

Only in more recent times has there been more adherence to 50mm being the 'normal' for the 24x36mm frame size.


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Feb 26, 2013 13:53 |  #5

There's a new Zeiss 55mm 1.4 coming out, it's supposed to be the best 50mm-ish lens ever made for the 35mm format:

http://nikonrumors.com …n-55mm-f1-4-zm-lens.aspx/ (external link)

http://blogs.zeiss.com​/photo/en/?p=2860 (external link)


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Feb 27, 2013 20:51 |  #6
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i love my 58mm 1.2 rokkor x. get one of those


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Feb 27, 2013 21:12 |  #7

maverick75 wrote in post #15654622 (external link)
There's a new Zeiss 55mm 1.4 coming out, it's supposed to be the best 50mm-ish lens ever made for the 35mm format:

http://nikonrumors.com …n-55mm-f1-4-zm-lens.aspx/ (external link)

http://blogs.zeiss.com​/photo/en/?p=2860 (external link)

That thing looks ridiculously sharp! I guess it better be for 3,000 EUR.


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