What's your favorite focal length and why?

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  1. Rick50

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    You do realize it depends on your subject. That makes this a silly question doesn't it?


     
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    Of course your subject and the circumstances dictate your focal length. The question is about your favorite focal length. If the situation calls for it, I’ll use a WA but I like shooting better when I’m using a zoom or a long prime. Sometimes the lens you like dictates your subjects and not vice versa.
     
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    I am sure the thread starter does realize this. What makes forums interesting for me is replies that flush out the details of what may be a very broad question. I often find replies that provide an insight I had not thought of.
     
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    500mm. Because I don't have 600mm.
     
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    When I was working news, the 180mm went everywhere with me. The 180mm, 85mm and 20mm were most used lenses.

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    Yes, it works that way too. In this case I like 35mm on full frame for walking around as I can cover more subjects.
     
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    Now that is funny. Reminds me of a truism: "What does it take to make a man happy? A little bit more than he has."
     
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