With its slightly wider field of view and
greater inherent depth of field for a given f-stop, the Kiev 65mm wideangle
is an excellent choice as an alternative to your 80mm normal lens. With this
lens, you can maintain a closer working distance for group shots without incurring
any curvilinear distortion that is characteristic of wider-angle lenses. This
closer working distance also comes in handy when doing flash photography. An
automatic flash will not have to put out as much light as it would with an 80mm
lens and will, therefore, recycle faster.