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    Wide angle lenses and MF?

    I have an RB67 with a 50mm and a 65mm lens. I find I don't use either very often!

    I read where many of you post that the 50mm is your favorite lens.
    What is your primary use for wide angle beside landscape work?
    "Generalizations are made because they are generally true"
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    This was shot using a 58mm on 6x7:

    http://www.apug.org/gallery1/showima...imageuser=6479

    It may indeed be a "landscape" shot, but I don't think it is a traditional one.

    I like the perspective resulting from being closer to a subject - the wider angle lenses help me achieve that.

    Have you experimented with shots of your violins using "standard" vs. "wide-angle" lenses?
    Last edited by MattKing; 11-12-2010 at 05:41 PM. Click to view previous post history.
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    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    I don't own a RB, but I like the 45mm at 6x4,5 and the 90mm at 4x5.

    I use them for lanscape, but also for machines, engines and cars.

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    I have a Hasselblad 50mm FLE that lets you get pretty close and also works for street, botanical and landscape and family groups. When I travel and carrying a lot of equipment is not practical I take the 50 and 150 and often a 2x. Covers most bases for me.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

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    Great image, Matt!
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    Thanks Ralph

    You too should consider entering the Monthly Shooting Assignment on APUG
    Matt

    “Photography is a complex and fluid medium, and its many factors are not applied in simple sequence. Rather, the process may be likened to the art of the juggler in keeping many balls in the air at one time!”

    Ansel Adams, from the introduction to The Negative - The New Ansel Adams Photography Series / Book 2

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    I come from 35mm RF cameras so wide angle seems natural to me. My only lens right now for the mamiya 7 is a 65 and I plan on the 43 soon. I like to get close and get into the photo...even wiht MF
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    If I'm using one lens on my Bronica S2a, it's often a 50. One feature of the Bronica S2a is that the helical is separate from the lens, so with wider lenses it focuses very close, because it's designed to be long enough for a 200mm lens, and that makes a 50mm attractive. If I'm traveling in a city where spaces are tight, it's handy to be a bit wide, and it's a good lens for environmental portraits, where you want to show the surroundings. And with medium format, if you're only using one lens and have to crop a bit, grain isn't so much of an issue as it is with 35mm, so often you can afford to compose a little loosely, but if you've got a longer lens and no room to back up, you're stuck. A wider lens also gives you more DOF, if you need it.

    These shots are all with the Nikkor 50/2.8 on the Bronica S2a--

    http://www.davidagoldfarb.com/photo/mta/index.htm
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    I have the 50c for my RB67, which I use a lot. I like landscapes, cityscapes,etc. I know some people don't care for the 50, but I love mine. Just can't live without it.

    Jeff

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    I have a 50mm for the Rolleiflex SL66, and I think it's an outstanding lens. And with the bellows of the SL66, you can get really close.
    Last edited by elekm; 11-12-2010 at 08:51 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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