If f/8 And Be There is the rule for 35 mm, what is the best
f/stop if I am using 50mm?
Context: Street Photography
Note: Though one can say that "it depends", this is a very specific question. When compared to 35mm-f/8, what is the combination for 50mm?
Comment from f/8 And Be There
As an example a 35mm lens set at f/8 and focused to about 17 feet will have everything between 9 feet to infinity in reasonably sharp focus.
On the other hand, a 50mm lens set to the same values would have everything from 11 feet to 34 feet in focus, while a 21mm lens would have everything from 4.5 feet out to infinity in focus
Another Comment from f/8 And Be There
“f/8 and be there” is a philosophy that's and dear to every documentary photographer’s heart, be they Street Photographers, Photo Journalist, or Travel Photographers. Of course this leads to another question…What on Earth was Weegee talking about?
“f/8 and Be There” is a very simple statement that addresses two very important aspects of documentary photography. The first is technical, the second a bit more philosophical.