Long standard lens vs.tele design

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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 (dab@evcom.net), 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 (shaw9@llnl.gov), 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 (dvlastor@sfu.ca), July 20, 2000.

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