Users' questions

Is 28mm good for street photography?

Is 28mm good for street photography?

28mm gives you more depth in your street photography One of the biggest benefits of shooting with a 28mm lens is that you get more depth of field. Meaning, more of your photos are sharp and in-focus.

What focal length is best for street photography?

Many photographers say the best focal length for street photography is 50mm, and 50mm lenses do offer a great perspective (plus, this field of view has been popularized by many famous street photographers). Those who like the 50mm focal length but use crop sensors should go for a 35mm lens.

What is a 28 mm lens good for?

It’s a good focal length for maintaining a balanced perspective between close subjects and the background. Almost as versatile as a 35mm lens, the 28mm is often used for architectural photography and group portraiture. Prime lenses are available with maximum apertures as wide as f/1.8.

Can you use 35mm film in a 28mm lens?

28mm lens would have on a 35mm film. Yes, that is what is meant by saying that the the Panasonic’s field of view is “equivalent” to that of 28 mm on 35 mm film. The actual focal length of the Panasonic lens is something less.

Can a 28mm lens be used for street photography?

So, you just got a camera that has it’s lens stuck at the 28mm focal length. Maybe you want to do street photography. You’re freaking out. The world is HUGE! How are you going to make images with such a wide field of view??? Stop. Don’t panic, breathe. It’s going to be ok. Here’s the beginner’s guide to the 28mm focal length to get you started.

Why is 28mm the focal length for photography?

The 28mm also forces you out of your comfort zone when it comes to portraits and people . You can’t get away by staying far from your subject, you have to get physically closer to get your shot. Now granted, getting close is not the end all of all photography, but if something forces you out of your comfort zone, it can only be beneficial.

Who are some famous photographers with a 28mm lens?

The exceptional street photography masters Garry Winogrand and Eugene Richards are just two street photography masters who have been know to wield a 28mm lens out on the streets. Both of these photographers turned the act of documenting a moment into an art form, but their choice of focal length meant that they went even further still.

Why does a 28mm lens work so well?

One other reason that a 28mm lens works so well for street photography is that it’s easy to focus. This isn’t a focal length that provides much in the way of background blur, so shooting it wide open isn’t advantageous in most scenarios. I can simply set my aperture to f/8 and shoot away, knowing that everything will be in focus.