Long standard lens vs.tele designgreenspun.com : LUSENET : Large format photography : One Thread
Assuming your camera has adequate bellows draw,is there any reason to choose a long focal length standard lens as opposed to a similar length tele design? Thanks, DAB.
-- Douglas A. Benson (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 20, 2000
There are several reasons. The standard lens will most likely have more coverage. It may be less expensive and lighter. Also, setting up movements with a telephoto can be confusing because the optical center of the lens is well forward of the mechanical center.
-- Michael Briggs (MichaelBriggs@earthlink.net), July 20, 2000.
Wind is less of a problem with less bellows extension, which may be useful.
-- Ron Shaw (email@example.com), July 20, 2000.
Tele has way less movement and the circle shows up in every shot that requires a little bit of movement. I'd say don't get tele unless you have a good reason for it. Dean
-- Dean Lastoria (firstname.lastname@example.org), July 20, 2000.