Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2016/09/17

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Subject: [Leica] How did 50mm become the "normal" lens for 35mm cameras?
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Sat, 17 Sep 2016 08:29:19 -0500
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My only experience with a 43mm was when using a Kodak Signet 35 in the 
1950s.  It was a very sturdy little camera of excellent quality.  I even 
used it inside a large wind tunnel to photograph tufts showing airflow 
patterns, though only in low-speed regions.

Here is a good description of the Signet.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA

On 9/16/2016 11:15 AM, 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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