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In-Reply-To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> > I regularly use 135mm on both my M6 and IIIc and have > no > difficulty whatever doing so. I also use a VISO on both for longer > focal > lengths, though I admit it is more difficult for me to use reflex > focusing > than RF. > > I also regularly use a 50mm normal lens. Rarely, I use a 35mm lens. > Quite > rarely, a 28mm or 20mm. Probably three-quarters of my photography is > with > 50mm, 90mm or 135mm, and one-quarter with 35mm or wider. One experiment I'd like to try is to take one of the new auto cameras with a wide zoom & clever databack, which would record the focal length in use. Then send a few photographers from different 'user groups' out and see what focal lengths they actually use. I have this funny suspicion that the numbers 20, 28, 35, 50, 85 & 135 would feature quite high on the histogram. In a recent article David Bailey (moderately well-known UK snapper) said that his 'desert island' choice of two lenses would be a 35mm and a 135mm. I've always preferred the 35mm as a standard over the 50mm, but I was surprised by his choice of the 135mm as a portrait lens over 85-90mm, having said that I do use my 135mm f2 an awful lot. email@example.com | "The loss of an old man firstname.lastname@example.org | is like the destruction Kilburn, London, England. | of a library"