This month is a new lens. I’m shooting with the 50mm f/1.8, which is functionally a 75mm equivalent with the 1.5x multiplier for the DX format for Nikon cameras. I’ve found it to be a different experience than my 52mm equivalent lens. It’s the field of view.
With the 75mm, what I’m capturing is a lot smaller. I know exactly how much of what I can see is going to be recorded to the sensor. In this case, if I extend my arms directly in front of my shoulders and make a frame with my thumb and forefinger on each hand, that’s how much the D70 is going to capture.
It’s kind of amusing. All this time I thought people were just being pretentious when they did that. Now I know they were just seeing how much they could get with an 80mm lens.