Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2001/01/29

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Tips on using 24mm M lens
From: Henry Krzciuk <>
Date: Mon, 29 Jan 2001 19:08:12 -0800 (PST)

This is exactly what I wanted to know!!! Are you a
professor, in addition, to being a photo artist.

Thanks again.  I have learned a lot from your notes
and examples.

- --- Henry Ambrose <> wrote:
> Henry Krzciuk  wrote in part:
> >I am interested in the types of situations that
> people
> >use the 24mm vs say the 35mm.  And I would like to
> >understand what they expect to be different besides
> >just the greater area covered.
> >
> >Again, I am interested in hearing what most people
> >have found to be the sweet situations for using
> this
> >lens.
> I use the 35 most often, the 24 is my second most
> used lens.
> The big thing is the change of perspective. Maybe
> dominating foreground 
> showing lots of  background. More  "in your face" if
> you choose. 
> (Sometimes if you don't)
> Or another example would be a picture with a person
> in the foreground and 
> LOTS of the surroundings showing behind them.
> The "in your face"  (or not) part comes depending on
> how you manage the 
> perspective.
> (not a bit in your face, also shows vignetting when
> you stack filters)
> (a little in your face)
> And I like it for like 2 people at a table working
> together. Gives a 
> little more room for them to be in and can get
> graphic and angular 
> without being too "whompy".
> tutor0.jpg 
> looks pretty normal and at the same time more
> graphic than a say a 50mm 
> lens.
> tutor5.jpg  
> Although the reality was that she was lots bigger
> then the little guy, 
> the big girl gets bigger!
> and
> Notice the foreground of the table - it shows a
> little wide angle 
> "whomp". Otherwise not because the kids are far
> enough away from the 
> camera and the whole thing is pretty level. Tilting
> the camera up or down 
> can really make "whomp" rear its head.
> If you are photographing a person ( especially
> tightly framed) put the 
> center of the lens on their mouth or chin and they
> will look pretty 
> normal.
> Whew! maybe more than you wanted to know.
> Henry Ambrose

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