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35mm or 50mm On Full Frame Bodies.

I like 35mm's
17 (40.5%)
I like 50mm's
25 (59.5%)

Total Members Voted: 42

Voting closed: September 28, 2012, 04:11:38 PM

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Re: Poll: 35mm Vs 50mm Primes
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2012, 10:47:13 PM »
A question I always wonder:

Why do people say the 50mm is a little tight on a crop body, but the 85mm is never too tight on a ff. Same goes for the 85mm on a crop vs the 135 on ff.

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Re: Poll: 35mm Vs 50mm Primes
« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2012, 10:47:13 PM »

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Re: Poll: 35mm Vs 50mm Primes
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2012, 10:59:16 PM »
50 mm but I have mostly had zooms! I had a 50mm on the AE1 and had a 28-80 and a 80-200. On my 300D I had the 17-55 and the 100-400. On my 5D3 I got the 24-105 as the kit lens and just 2 months back I bought the 40mm.
So if I average the focal length of my primes I still get 45 so I am staying with 50  :)

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Re: Poll: 35mm Vs 50mm Primes
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2012, 11:35:44 PM »
A question I always wonder:

Why do people say the 50mm is a little tight on a crop body, but the 85mm is never too tight on a ff. Same goes for the 85mm on a crop vs the 135 on ff.

Different uses.  The 50 can be used a general walk-about lens on FF; a lot fewer people would use a 85mm on FF for street.  In practice, it doesn't really matter because one can use 35/50/85 on a crop or 50/85/135 on FF and they would give roughly the same framing but different DOF.  The difficulty is that there is a lack of fast glass on the wide end.  The 24 f/1.4 would require a fast 15mm lens, which does not exist...

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Re: Poll: 35mm Vs 50mm Primes
« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2012, 11:35:44 PM »