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Which lens to buy?

 
raavi
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Dec 20, 2010 07:26 |  #1

Hello there,

I have a crop(1.6x) body, coupled with EF-S 15-85mm(excellent walk around lens) and EF 50mm F1.4(very nice portraits from F2.0). The results are quite satisfying, but 50mm is little too long on crop's for shooting a wedding ceremony or group portraits.

So, I am thinking Sigma's 30mm or Canon's 28 or 35mm but I have several questions regarding bokeh, sharpness and FOV.

Can sigma or canon accommodate 10 persons in a row from a distance of 10 feet?

Your suggestions please...




  
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Dec 20, 2010 07:52 |  #2

I had the same issue shopping for a "normal lens". So after finally finding a store to try them all out, I ended up with the Sigma 30mm 1.4. The difference between 28mm and 30mm is not very big. In a big group photo like that you'll probably just have half the arm cut off on two people from end to end if you use a 30mm as opposed to a 28mm. If you can take a step back, that's all it really is.


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Dec 20, 2010 07:55 |  #3

Also, wondering about the corner sharpness at apertures from F2.0 - F2.8. The marriage will be in India, so stage will be pretty crowded all the time...

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I had the same issue shopping for a "normal lens". So after finally finding a store to try them all out, I ended up with the Sigma 30mm 1.4. The difference between 28mm and 30mm is not very big. In a big group photo like that you'll probably just have half the arm cut off on two people from end to end if you use a 30mm as opposed to a 28mm. If you can take a step back, that's all it really is.




  
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