- Mar 9, 2016
For me 25 mm is a bit too long for general purpose standard lens. 17 mm is much more natural to me. With 50 mm attached to 135 film SLR I mostly found myself being too close to subject when I brought camera up to eye. Never feel this way with my 17/1.8 (neither with 135 film compact with 40 mm). But it very much depends on everyone's preferences.