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Prime shooters. Ideal focal length on FF?

 
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Sep 30, 2008 21:16 |  #1

What is a good focal length for landscapes on a fullframe?

Do you think 20mm is wide enough for foreground interest?. Must be prime.

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Sep 30, 2008 22:32 |  #2

On film, 24mm and 35mm are perfect for me, and 50mm is pleasant for more tight stuff.


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Sep 30, 2008 22:38 |  #3

yep, the old 24 and 35 combo.
use the 24 when you want to enhance the perspective.
and use the 35 for the perfectly framed shots. i usually do alot of foot zooming with it but its worth it.


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Oct 01, 2008 00:07 |  #4

Yea I was planning on the good old 35mm.

But I am sort of worried that it may not be wide enough for foreground interest. Never thought how difficult judging focal length is, with primes...


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Oct 01, 2008 23:34 |  #5

it is difficult to judge, see if you can borrow/rent/test out a couple of lenses.

try a 28mm maybe. canon make a nice 28mm 1.8. its very compact and fast.
it gives a good sense of foreground interest but not a huge overdone perspective.
i quite like the 28mm field of view.


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Oct 07, 2008 22:58 |  #6
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Red Dot wrote in post #6420813 (external link)
it is difficult to judge, see if you can borrow/rent/test out a couple of lenses.

try a 28mm maybe. canon make a nice 28mm 1.8. its very compact and fast.
it gives a good sense of foreground interest but not a huge overdone perspective.
i quite like the 28mm field of view.


Mediation has a D700 so Canon lenses are a bit troublesome for him. ;)

Mediation, what primes are there for the Nikon (I mean Nikon lenses, not Sigma etc.)?




  
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