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#1 Robert Glenn

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:11 PM

I want to get a prime lens under 10mm, but would like to know how the 8mm compares to the 9.5mm. Are there any arguments against going too wide? Most of my shooting would be indoors, but a little outdoor shooting as well. Thanks
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#2 Sam Wells

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Posted 30 September 2005 - 12:33 PM

When shooting a film with my 9.5-57HEC zoom as my only lens I passed up a deal on a Zeiss 8mm prime and later wished I hadn't.

If that's an answer :)

I like deep space ! I love a 6mm I have now.

I'd hate to have to choose between an 8mm and a 9.5mm. The experimentalist in me would say "8mm" my practical side would say "9.5"

All I could say really is the 9.5 or 10 would be a little more "useful" the 8mm more stylized.

-Sam
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#3 Steven Budden

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 02:23 PM

When shooting a film with my 9.5-57HEC zoom as my only lens I passed up a deal on a Zeiss 8mm prime and later wished I hadn't.

If that's an answer :)

I like deep space ! I love a 6mm I have now.

I'd hate to have to choose between an 8mm and a 9.5mm. The experimentalist in me would say "8mm" my practical side would say "9.5"

All I could say really is the 9.5 or 10 would be a little more "useful" the 8mm more stylized.

-Sam



Sam,

I always here you say that wide focal widths deepen space, but according to everything I read they flatten space by bringing everything into focus, like a japanese woodblock print.

Steven
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