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On Wed, 03 January 2001, Martin Howard wrote: > This got me thinking: Maybe Ted's 15mm/400mm photo project isn't as mad as > it initially seems. I know the classic is 35/90, or maybe 35/50/90, but I > found that having a wider spread was actually useful and more inspiring. Surely, Ted's 15/400 combo is a bit extreme, but availability of many lenses, including zooms made us forget that we actually have legs so that we can move around. Your subject doesn't fill the frame with a 35mm lens? Instead of switching to a 50mm lens, move a bit closer. However, I've usually found that carrying more than one lens ensures that I have a wrong lens on the body at all times. I usually restrict myself to one lens and work with it. I find a camera bag full of lenses a little distracting. For my Leica, that's usually the Noctilux or the Summilux 75mm. With my 4x5, it's usually the Rodenstock Sironar-N 210mm.