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who uses a 28mm as a primary lens?

john tencza , Feb 12, 2006; 11:20 p.m.

I know this has probably been asked before in one from or another. But I cant get thought all of the threats in this forum and I would perfer first hand info anyway. The reson I'm inquireing is about this is because i just had to try a 28mm lense for myself.

It seemeed like a necessary step for me.

For the record I went out and purchased a vc 28mm 1.9 ultron lense. and just for the record ,it seems to me like it isa well made produc.

IM am not looking for approval, just wondering how many photographers think , like I d0 lately , that a 28mm lense is the ideal ,everyday focal lenth?

Thanks inadvance.


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Ronald Moravec , Feb 12, 2006; 11:31 p.m.

Response to who uses a 28mm as a primary lense?

My brother used one for years. Way too wide as a standard for me.

Kenny C , Feb 12, 2006; 11:45 p.m.

Response to who uses a 28mm as a primary lense?

I have used 28mm as my every day lens for SLRs before I got my M6.

I do like the general use of 28mm and while the focal length wasnt too comfortable on my M6 I opted for the 35mm focal length. I've grown used to a slight crop in the M6 while opening it up a little in the SLR to maybe let myself "see more".

Dan Victory , Feb 12, 2006; 11:47 p.m.

Response to who uses a 28mm as a primary lense?

It depends on what subject you like to photograph. I use one as the primary in many situations and the 50mm Summicron as secondary. I also have a 1.9 Ultron, but the quality of the 50mm Leica never fails to please. If I had seen better commitment to digital from Leica four years ago, I would have bought the 28mm Leica lens. It was also cheaper then. Lack of conveyed strategy from leica.

Bill Wheeler , Feb 12, 2006; 11:52 p.m.

Response to who uses a 28mm as a primary lense?

I just attached a 28mm lens to my nikon slr camera to use as one camera/one lens outfit for a while (after shooting exclusively with a 20mm lens on that camera for a month or two). That said, for years my favorite "normal" focal length in lenses has been the 35mm lens.

Aizan Sasayama , Feb 12, 2006; 11:54 p.m.

Response to who uses a 28mm as a primary lense?

i use it as a standard lens, though i can't say it's my primary lens. i use 28, 35, and 50mm about equally. gary winogrand and sam abell are the only photographers i can think of that use(d) it as their primary lens.

Travis . , Feb 13, 2006; 01:10 a.m.

Response to who uses a 28mm as a primary lense?

"threats in this forum ...."

yes, i luv the 28mm. I use it daily now..

John Sypal , Feb 13, 2006; 02:05 a.m.

Response to who uses a 28mm as a primary lense?

I use a 28 just about all of the time- about 99.5% of the past 900 rolls I have shot were with a 28.

That lens you got? I still say that it is amazing.

Andrea Miglio , Feb 13, 2006; 03:10 a.m.

I use more the elmarit 28 with the Summicro 35 asf.

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David Killick , Feb 13, 2006; 03:16 a.m.

28 is really useful, great for buildings, groups, cities - but I am thinking of getting a wider lens, Elmarit 24 ASPH as main wideangle, just that little bit wider. I still like 50 as standard - really great for people.

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