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View Poll Results: Do you prefer 35mm or 50mm focal length in 135 format?

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    42 48.28%
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    45 51.72%
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    50/1.4 SMC Takumar forever

    For years and years the only camera I had (& still do) is a Pentax Spotmatic w/50mm f1.4 lens, purchased new in 1971. I was often frustrated at not having a 35mm, but the limitation forced me to concentrate on the essentials in the composition. As a result I reached a point where I could capture just about anything with that lens. Wide open it's a stunner for portraits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scheimfluger_77 View Post
    For years and years the only camera I had (& still do) is a Pentax Spotmatic w/50mm f1.4 lens, purchased new in 1971. I was often frustrated at not having a 35mm, but the limitation forced me to concentrate on the essentials in the composition. As a result I reached a point where I could capture just about anything with that lens. Wide open it's a stunner for portraits.

    Steve
    I confirm the quality of the Super-Multi-Coated Takumars. Myself; I have 3 50mm f/1.4 and 5 Spotmatics. Add to that 135mm f/3.5 Super Takumar and 200mm Super Takumar. Mine are the "radiation" old ones.
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    Despite my earlier posted affinity for the 35mm focal length, I will happily say that I do still enjoy the 50mm focal length as well.

    I recently just started to dabble in the Nikon film world and I have an F3 with the 50 f/2 H (AI'd) as my only lens. It seems to have a very special look to it on B&W film. I like that.
    - Abram

    35mm / 120

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustafa Umut Sarac View Post
    5cms Leitz Wetzlar
    Why am I not surprised at your answer... But the $64,000 question is, WHICH Leica 50mm would you prefer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by stradibarrius View Post
    If you only had one lens on a 35 mm camera
    I guess that I cannot buy into the What if on this question because all of my 35 mm cameras are SLRs with bayonet mounts and I can change lenses.
    Dave

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    Leitz Elmar 1:3,5 50mm

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    Just been on a two week holiday to Poltava, Ukraine. Lots of thought about what lenses to bring. 28, 35, 50 and 85 was the result.

    On most days I took two: 28/50, 35/85, some other combo's. The days I took the camera with one lens? 35...

    Oh, the camera was the D700... I decided against taking one of my film slrs as well. Almost 600 images, getting it back to 400 probbly...

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    I dunno.

    24mm has been my most-used lens for the last 18 months or thereabouts, I've always been a wide-angle kinda guy. So I'm tempted to say 35mm, but I have almost no experience with this focal length, though I have a few of them.

    My least-used lens, historically, is the sad and lonely 50. Recently somebody convinced me I ought to shake up my photography by shooting something different, so I've pulled out my 50s and am going to shoot with them exclusively for the next year. I was quite disconcerted by the tight framing I got when I first tried to shoot with one a few weeks ago, but by the end of the day I was enjoying myself, forcing myself to see differently. I may even go so far as to acquire a 50mm Macro.

    Next year, 135!
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    Whatever that's supposed to mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopar_guy View Post
    I guess that I cannot buy into the What if on this question because all of my 35 mm cameras are SLRs with bayonet mounts and I can change lenses.
    A little Loctite will fix that.

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