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danhsmile043

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should I get a 35mm and a 50mm?
« on: June 14, 2018, 12:17:41 AM »

I'm in the process of building a Hasselblad H1/H2 kit for use with an IQ180 back.

I shoot mainly landscapes and need to be able to carry the kit in a backpack. I also shoot small groups. In the past, when I have gone on trips with my Hasselblad V camera, I have been able to get by with a 50mm and a 150mm.

At this stage, I can afford three lenses, one of which will be a 150mm.

I am having trouble deciding on the other two. All the zooms are too big and heavy for me.

Linhof published a diagram showing how to select lenses based on the frame size of the recording media:

Standard lens=the length of the diagonal (for the IQ180's sensor, this is 68mm and nearest lens in the range is 80mm)
Wide-angle=the length of shortest side of the frame (for the IQ180's sensor, this is 40mm and nearest lens in the range is 35mm)
Extreme wide-angle=half the length of longest side of the frame (for the IQ180's sensor, this is 27mm and nearest lens in the range is 28mm)
Telephoto=twice the length of longest side of the frame (for the IQ180's sensor, this is 108mm but I have decided on a 150mm)

My experience is that I do not use the standard lens in any of my kits very often.

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Joe Towner

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Re: should I get a 35mm and a 50mm?
« Reply #1 on: June 14, 2018, 09:07:50 PM »

I LOVE the 28mm - I would consider it over the 35mm every day of the week and twice on Sunday.  A 28/50/150 works better if you have the 1.7x as well, as it gets you a 85mm and a 255mm.  Have you considered doing the V adapter for now, and finding your favorite focal lengths?

With your landscapes, do you stitch or are you focusing on a single click?  It's a shame you can't do the zooms, the 35-90 is my 'if only one lens' selection.
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Re: should I get a 35mm and a 50mm?
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2018, 02:53:19 AM »

If you shoot mainly landscapes then 35mm would be the maximum. Smaller if you can get it and afford it.
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