• Thursday , 9 April 2020

50mm vs 35mm vs 28mm – Best Street Photography Lens

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Which focal length should you get for street photography – 28mm, 35mm or 50mm? Is the 50mm classic for a reason? Is the 28mm too wide? Or is the 35mm the perfect street lens?

Canon 50mm f/1.2L: http://amzn.to/2hOHzMQ
Canon 50mm f/1.8 STM: http://amzn.to/2gPQL1R
Canon 35mm f/2.0 IS USM: http://amzn.to/2i4lKrN
Canon 28mm f/2.8 IS USM: http://amzn.to/2i4kHs9
Canon 5D Mark IV: http://amzn.to/2hXj7Ms

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43 Comments

  1. Brian Tate
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Sooooooo, after you go out shooting… what do you do with all of the photos?!?

    Would be great to see what Kai does for storage and publishing

  2. Christian G.
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    and here i am, trying to shoot street photography with my 18mm lens?

  3. liquidribs
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Wonderful video. So Kai is talking based on full frame ratio right?

  4. Jaime Ruiz
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    35mm all the way.

  5. 3 Dengz
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    result?

  6. suavebrahhh
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    which lens should i get for the sony a7r ii?? please suggest the best! thank you

  7. michaela
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    obviously I'm late for this video… I'm just wondering, how did you overcome the shyness we all feel when taking photos of random people in the streets? or did you ask them beforehand? I often feel nervous so I might just sneak up a shot or perhaps offer a smile but that's it

  8. Arun K
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Interestingh Video Kai. Let me know if you decide to do some street photography in India. Will be happy to join.

  9. Norman Mont
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    How is it possible that after years of doing this photography thing you haven't taken a good photograph?
    How?
    It's like a natural talent of yours.

  10. Chef Daddy and Daughter
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I know your a street photographer but what about for vlogging or just video in general? 28, 25 or 50?

  11. Weijian Li
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I quite like the background music. Would you mind telling me what that is?

  12. Tommy Wanderer
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    How about micro 3/4 cameras? which lens is the best for SP with M3/4?

  13. Gary Martin
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    More like this please. Cool music too.

  14. lokalkakan
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    28mm

  15. Freeski Swizzy
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    If I'd like to shoot 50, on an APS-C – so do i get a 35 for crop compensation?
    (I'm a noob to photography, so idk if i even said that right)

  16. sam meredith
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Hi , I'm from UK . I have the Nikon D7200 and use my trusty 35mm 1.8G lens. takes great shots every time

  17. Shubham Bhatt
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I was trembeling watching you handle your brilliant lenses on a beast of a dslr, without a strap or any grip or any sorts. :I please get something T T

  18. lue630
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    are these all full frame? i have a aps-c camera. so I'm guessing if you like the 50mm, the 35mm would work for me to get the same effect. i don't want to get to close but not far.

  19. Chewie
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    sneaky crosswalk transition. so smooth <3 3:28

  20. John Rovic Baylon
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Come and visit Philippines and make me join in your travel and shoot.

  21. v o i d ボイド
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    4:40 theyre at ho street

  22. Soraia Seixas
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Just subscribed because I enjoy hearing you talk haha

  23. Alfredo Contreras
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?!??!?!?!?!

  24. Akaraphum Pisanwanich
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    could you do more videos on Street photography?

  25. Paul Pabst
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    wich camera did kai use?

  26. Michael Castro
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Just bought a 35mm and it's awesome.

  27. henry s.
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    At 5:26 that guy is also a canon lover

  28. Admeralsarms
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    you dont get the same shot getting closer. dont lie to people.

  29. Yuii
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Sometimes we like it tight, sometimes we like it abit wide

  30. jowalse
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I absolutely love his humor !
    great about finding you today!
    Sub is safe!

  31. Simon Murray
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I love 28mm…. a tad more versatile in my opinion…. that said- who could argue against a decent fast standard zoom as an all round street-shooter…!!

  32. Kristian
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I'm thinking of getting a 70-200 f/4 L, and I was just wondering if it were possible to add a 1.4x or 2x extender to it and maintain autofocus?

  33. KH CHOI
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Kai, out of this video question, what mm for good selfies? I have a A5000 sony.

  34. train.tram.bus
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I've got the Nikon 18-55 kit lens and used it on a recent trip. When I looked at the pictures I found I used mainly 18mm and 55mm. However the prime nearest would be 24mm on average so that's what I tried next which worked out well. The 24 is equal to a 35mm in full frame and that's the way I am going.

  35. Stefan Weiberg
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    +Kai W a Canon sales person followed you to make sure you don't talk bad about it 😉 background at 5:24

  36. Stefan Weiberg
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    Seriously? A Canon jacket at 5:24 in a review of focal lengths on a Canon body? Am I the only who saw that? 😀

  37. Michael Peterson
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I'm struggling to decide which combination of lenses to get for a Sony A7.

    FE 28 f2, Zeiss 35 2.8, FE 50 1.8, Zeiss 55 1.8.

    28 and 50? Or 35 and 55? I prefer 35 to 28 but I feel like if I get the 35 then it's too close to 50 plus I'd want the other Zeiss to compliment it instead of the cheap 50.

  38. Kristine You
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    ur voice sounds rlly familiar

  39. Eliot Drake
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    I prefer a 24..wider still. To each his own.

  40. TryMyMartini
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    "If they don't look pleased that you've taken a shot, you just keep holding the camera up! You just pretend you're taking a picture of something behind them."

    You've changed my life.

  41. Samuel Eaton
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    28 mm all day

  42. Inigo Taylor
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    i used just 35 for a long time then recently started using 28 and 50 with the 35. i used to think it was stupid to do so as you dont get a huge difference, but in reality it is. 35 popular these days? i think it has been popular for a very long time. nice video.

  43. Henry.
    May 7, 2017 at 19:57

    hmm what about for a crop sensor? 50 still looks good but can sometimes feel like a telescope on my 60D

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