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    Jun 2, 2013, 02:50 PM
    35mm vs. 50mm
    What are everyone's preferences when it comes to a prime lens? I think I'm going to go with a 35mm but can't quite make up my mind yet. It would be used mostly as a general purpose lens... no specialty photography.
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    Jun 2, 2013, 03:25 PM
    Here are two interesting YouTube videos on the topic:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwmCrGVS3ZQ
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X17Tba_azxQ
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    Jun 2, 2013, 04:05 PM
    Thanks... both were great videos. I think the 35mm is in my near future.
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    Jun 2, 2013, 04:09 PM
    For general photography a 50mm lens is the industry standard. 35mm is considered wide angle. Depending on the quality of the shots you want to take then get a multi lens like 28-70mm. Also if F stops are important check that before buying any lens.
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    Jun 2, 2013, 05:04 PM
    Fstop is important and I like the tight upclose shots. In a lot of what I want to photograph I think itd be easier to get closer rather than pull back to get the shot I want.
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    Jun 2, 2013, 05:53 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by hauntinghelper View Post
    Fstop is important and i like the tight upclose shots. In a lot of what i want to photograph i think itd be easier to get closer rather than pull back to get the shot i want.
    What are you planning on shooting?
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    Jun 3, 2013, 02:56 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by cdad View Post
    What are you planning on shooting?
    Actually right now probably just a good general purpose prime lens is what I'm looking for. However, I would like to get into some landscape photography.
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    Jun 3, 2013, 03:41 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by hauntinghelper View Post
    Actually right now probably just a good general purpose prime lens is what I'm looking for. However, I would like to get into some landscape photography.
    Then go with th 50mm. You can't go wrong. When you start on landscape photography then get yourself a good 28mm lens. With that combo you will be off to a great start.
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    Jun 3, 2013, 04:59 AM
    Sounds great! I appreciate the help!
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    Jun 4, 2013, 10:51 AM
    If you have been using a zoom lens you can go through your photos from before and see where you are naturally shooting at e.g. I had a 24-70 and was tossing up between the same as you, but going through archives I realised my natural shot was 90% around the 50mm mark. So I went with 50.

    Www.photographybykrishanthi.co.uk
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    Jun 4, 2013, 11:29 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by krishanthiphoto View Post
    If you have been using a zoom lens you can go through your photos from before and see where you are naturally shooting at e.g. I had a 24-70 and was tossing up between the same as you, but going through archives I realised my natural shot was 90% around the 50mm mark. So I went with 50.

    www.photographybykrishanthi.co.uk

    Great advice krishanthi.
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    Jun 5, 2013, 04:07 PM
    Quote Originally Posted by hauntinghelper View Post
    Fstop is important and i like the tight upclose shots. In a lot of what i want to photograph i think itd be easier to get closer rather than pull back to get the shot i want.
    Since we are talking about angles. Check out this video. The camera angles are awesome and so is the song.

    Thomas Leeb - Comfortably Numb (Pink Floyd) acoustic cover solo - YouTube
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    Jun 5, 2013, 04:32 PM
    Wow, no kidding. Great videography and music!

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