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kshapero
10-28-2007, 20:32
What lens is your favorite street lens for scale focusing?

BigSteveG
10-28-2007, 20:34
35 lux...just set it and run....you can adjust shutter for +/- exp.....wide enough for good coverage up close.....

kshapero
10-28-2007, 20:35
I am digging on my CV 28/3.5.

BigSteveG
10-28-2007, 20:38
I should try a 28 sometime....Picked up a CV25 a while back and only used a few times. It's too wide for my taste. Although may be good for close up group shots.

Keith
10-28-2007, 20:46
The f3.5 - 5cm uncoated Elmar that is on my 1a ... how come you don't have that as a poll option? :p

kshapero
10-28-2007, 21:42
The f3.5 - 5cm uncoated Elmar that is on my 1a ... how come you don't have that as a poll option? :p
Sorry, just didn't think of a 50mm as a scale focus lens. But of course, it is.

ChrisN
10-28-2007, 23:17
My new favourite - Nikkor 35/2.5. Now can you guess what I have it mounted on? :)

pvdhaar
10-28-2007, 23:26
Ok, I'll bite. I voted for 25mm (as in CV25/4). It's a focal length that's very well suited for scale focusing, but can still be used without every picture turning out a gimmick because of perspective distortion. What's more, it's a very high contrast lens, which means it can bring out definition in very low contrast areas like when you're shooting in the middle of the night..

Attachement: CV25 8sec at f4 on Fuji Pro160C..

David Murphy
10-29-2007, 01:13
CV 24mm F4 Snapshot Skopar non-coupled.