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12-17-2020, 11:39 PM   #1
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Owners of both 645 35 & 33-55 zooms

Does the 33-55 zoom have a wider field of view?

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Hello,

They have approximately the same field-of-view, 33 mm and 35 mm are not very different in reality. The FA 33-55 mm zoom permits more flexibility when composing an image. Both are equally sharp when used adequately (good light, solid support, critical focus and middle apertures). The FA 33-55 mm zoom particularly impressed me this year with its versatility and image-making quality. The zoom, despite its poor reputation in technical reviews of yore, produces magnificent image quality, and this even at f/22 and f/32. The best aperture of these lenses is around f/11 or f/16.

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QuoteOriginally posted by RICHARD L. Quote
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They have approximately the same field-of-view, 33 mm and 35 mm are not very different in reality. The FA 33-55 mm zoom permits more flexibility when composing an image. Both are equally sharp when used adequately (good light, solid support, critical focus and middle apertures). The FA 33-55 mm zoom particularly impressed me this year with its versatility and image-making quality. The zoom, despite its poor reputation in technical reviews of yore, produces magnificent image quality, and this even at f/22 and f/32. The best aperture of these lenses is around f/11 or f/16.
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Somewhere, Richard, there is an optical designer crying because he could have saved a lot of cost designing for one stop below the best aperture.
With the 'z' we can always make up aperture with ISO.
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we can always make up aperture with ISO.
Or a tripod ...

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Does the 33-55 zoom have a wider field of view?
The 645 33-55mm zoom has about a 3% wider field of view whether measured diagonally or horizontally than the 645 35mm prime. However, I prefer the prime because it has less chromatic aberration.
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Similar scene, A 35 mm f/3.5 (left), FA 33-55 mm f/4.5 (right), both @ f/16 + tripod.

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Super comparison between the two lenses. 33 looks slightly wider. Not enough to warrant another lens. Considering a 33 for hiking. You have a beautiful lane with trees. Thanks for doing the comparison, much appreciated.

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Wow, the color and contrast rendering is so different between the two. Was that done in post processing or are these jpegs out of the camera? Filters on either lens?
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Left one is at the apex of autumn when colors are the most vibrant and taken with a CPL. Right picture taken during the summer with a CPL also. I don't (or can't) dare play much with PP, being colorblind (like van Gogh). Both were taken around 11h00 AM but the height of the sun in the sky is obviously not the same.

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Hi,

That's a good comparison for me. I have yet to get a lens for my D wider than 45. This way, whichever lens comes along with a decent deal, I now know I can go for. Handy, that.

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Hi,

That's a good comparison for me. I have yet to get a lens for my D wider than 45. This way, whichever lens comes along with a decent deal, I now know I can go for. Handy, that.

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Yes. Yes y'all are. And, I thank you for it!

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