Mamiya RB67 65mm lens, wide enough for indoor architectural photography?

Discussion in 'Medium Format' started by ben_nauber, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. I'm supposed to shoot the interiors of some houses for an interior designer friend. I haven't used my 65mm lens yet and I was wondering if it would wide enough for some close-quarters, indoor shooting. Or do I need to pickup the 50mm?
    Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. I suspect you'll need the 50mm (sorta like 24-25mm on 35mm format)
  3. I loved the 65mm for landscape but is probably a bit too long for tight interiors. Even the 50mm may be a bit long but it will do a very good job in many cases. (when I shot architecture professionally, I often used a 75mm on a 4x5 and even that could be a bit long in really tight spaces--equiv to 35-40mm on RB)
  4. The below is from a copy of a booklet of the lenses available for the RB67 family -
    Note the picture angle data.
  5. A Plaubel 69W Proshift with a Schneider Super-Angulon 5.6/47mm would deliver an even wider angle with the 6x9 format. The horizontal angle is 83,57° horizontal, not diagonal. I guess the above table shows diagonal angles.
  6. The 50mm isn't quite wide enough for indoor architectural, but it's a fabulous lens.

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