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    I have no 'mottos'. I use the 80 and 50 most. Actually I carry them always together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wclark5179 View Post
    My wife and I spent a few days here: ... Beautiful city and nice people.
    i was born there and spent almost half my recent life there.
    moved to ghent about 18 years ago and haven't regretted it yet.
    though bruges is "beautiful", it's fake and quite dead at night, compared to ghent.

    maarten.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pumalite View Post
    I have no 'mottos'. I use the 80 and 50 most. Actually I carry them always together.
    Ditto. In order of use 80mm, 50mm, 250mm, 38mm [SWC], and then 150mm. I do not do portraits often any more. If I am travelling and there are either narrow streets or tram lines, then I will tend towards wide angle more. Mostly I use the focal length for image cropping [read: compostion] more often then for perspective choice.

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    Great read. Still doesn't help me decide ... looking at a 50 or 120 to replace an 80. Probably the 50, to be followed by the 150.

    How close do these focus, by the way. Does anyone like the 120 macro?

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    The close limit of the 50 mm is 50 cm, minimum field of view 36.8 cm.
    That of the 150 mm is 140 cm, minimum field of view 40.2 cm.
    Of the 120 mm it is 95 cm, minimum field of view 32.8 cm.

    "Does anyone like the 120 mm?"
    You're kidding... Does anyone not like the 120 mm? The answer to that will be "no".

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    Thanks QG! you are most helpful! I am still learning and you have all the info I need. Just posted the same question on another thread - you can disregard.

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    hey katie,

    i don't think neither 50 or 120 can replace your 80. reading my own thread, maybe they can if used together.
    in your case, i'd get the cheaper one (so you can get started) and wait for an 80 to come along.
    i tend to do my "closer" stuff with an extensiontube, since neither 80 nor 150 focus close enough.
    even works for close portraits on the 150.

    maarten.

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    Obviously impossible to advise someone else. But (if I really had to) I would get rid of my Blad lenses in the following order: 50 first, 150, 80 last.

    Ian

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