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Subject: [Leica] How did 50mm become the "normal" lens for 35mm cameras?
From: jim at (Jim Hemenway)
Date: Fri, 16 Sep 2016 14:13:34 -0400
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I use a 43mm a a normal lens on one of my film cameras.

I think, but I don't know for sure,  that a 50mm was chosen as normal 
originally because they were more common for movie use.


On 9/16/16 12:15 PM, Adam Bridge wrote:
> I?m just wondering if anyone knows since 43mm would be the more rigorous 
> focal length for tradition 35mm film.
> Thanks!
> Adam Bridge
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