The difference of lenses is the perspective difference which is provided...it is so unusual to the brain. It is not accustomed to having the relative size of something close be so radically different in size to something farther away but reduced in scale by the perspective difference.
Originally Posted by Rudeofus
I disagree that 'you can simply crop 65mm out of a 50mm shot'...the perspective is different. Cropping changes framing, but you cannot get the same perspective from the cropped shot since the initial shooting position is different. If I frame an area which is 1000' away, I capture 1200x1400' with the 50mm lens, but I have to be 1300' away to capture the same framing with the 65mm lens, so my relationship between items in the near field vs. in the far field is greatly changed.
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