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Jul 21, 2009 18:04 |  #1

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I don't post much unless I have a question, and usually you guys answer the majority I have. But I just have 1 now I can't figure out. I am finally graduating my Fire Academy next friday, and we(my class) are having a party this friday at a bar(open bar, free food, all paid for...blah blah blah) and I wanted to know which lens would work the best?

I have a Canon 40D currently, no problems with it(except for the fact its not a full frame >.< ) but I want to know what lens I should bring. It's going to be indoors, at night, so there will be pretty much low light 99.99% of the time. I have a Canon 2.8 28mm lens, and a CZ 1.4 50mm Lens.

What do you guys think would be better? I also will have my Flash attached to my camera the whole night. I was thinking the 28mm because it is alot wider then my 50mm, but my 50mm seems to be a little bit sharper.

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Jul 21, 2009 18:09 |  #2

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Hey guys,

I don't post much unless I have a question, and usually you guys answer the majority I have. But I just have 1 now I can't figure out. I am finally graduating my Fire Academy next friday, and we(my class) are having a party this friday at a bar(open bar, free food, all paid for...blah blah blah) and I wanted to know which lens would work the best?

I have a Canon 40D currently, no problems with it(except for the fact its not a full frame >.< ) but I want to know what lens I should bring. It's going to be indoors, at night, so there will be pretty much low light 99.99% of the time. I have a Canon 2.8 28mm lens, and a CZ 1.4 50mm Lens.

What do you guys think would be better? I also will have my Flash attached to my camera the whole night. I was thinking the 28mm because it is alot wider then my 50mm, but my 50mm seems to be a little bit sharper.

Help?

28mm + flash without question :D.

too bad you don't have a zoom to get a wider FOV.

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Jul 21, 2009 18:10 |  #3

The wider one is better for social settings in tighter spaces, but poorer for low light available light shooting! The 50mm will address low light better, but be too tight for more than one or two people in the shot with an APS-C, unless you are more than 10' away!


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Jul 21, 2009 18:10 |  #4

I'd take the 28. A 50 is really pretty narrow for interior stuff.

Actually, I wouldn't take either. It's your graduation, there is an open bar so presumably you and a fair few friends will be 3 sheets to the wind. I'd take an old point and shoot that I don't mind breaking/loosing.


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Jul 21, 2009 19:13 |  #5

Ok, I guess I will go with the 28mm.

Citizensmith, you are right about the drinking, we will be drinking...but I have found that I take better photos buzzed then sober sometimes haha. I'll make sure to have my neck strap! ;)


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Jul 21, 2009 20:08 |  #6

Hey Fireplug,

Congrats on the graduation :) .

Why not take both? The 28 will get you the group shots and environmental portraits and the 50 will get you 1-2 people at a time. This way you can mix it up a little. I'd definitely bring and use the flash, bounced if you can.

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Jul 21, 2009 21:31 |  #7

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Ok, I guess I will go with the 28mm.

Citizensmith, you are right about the drinking, we will be drinking...but I have found that I take better photos buzzed then sober sometimes haha. I'll make sure to have my neck strap! ;)

The S5 IS could take care of some of that alcohol sway :)


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Jul 23, 2009 18:33 |  #8

Well heres a question...I have a Sigma 10-20mm lens I use for really wide shots...would that be a better choice? I would think that it would be too wide though...


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Jul 24, 2009 17:01 |  #9

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Well heres a question...I have a Sigma 10-20mm lens I use for really wide shots...would that be a better choice? I would think that it would be too wide though...

An ultrawide could get some fun shots and is going to be good indoors. Watch for people near the edges of the frame though. The perspective of an ultrawide can do weird things to faces.


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Jul 24, 2009 18:06 |  #10

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An ultrawide could get some fun shots and is going to be good indoors. Watch for people near the edges of the frame though. The perspective of an ultrawide can do weird things to faces.

Perspective not only can get weird at edges of the frame, it can 'distort' things in the center of the frame too. Perspective distortion vs. what happens when you take spherical space and try to make it rectilinear.


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Perspective not only can get weird at edges of the frame, it can 'distort' things in the center of the frame too. Perspective distortion vs. what happens when you take spherical space and try to make it rectilinear.

Yeah but they will all be drunk, getting up close for a giant nose shot will look great later on Facebook. :)


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Yeah but they will all be drunk, getting up close for a giant nose shot will look great later on Facebook. :)

Even a 28mm on ASP-C won't be able to achieve the giant nose effect, though. It would take a 16mm or less to accomplish this slapstick shot.


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Jul 25, 2009 19:25 |  #13

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Even a 28mm on ASP-C won't be able to achieve the giant nose effect, though. It would take a 16mm or less to accomplish this slapstick shot.

Yeah, but the thread had been steered in the direction of the sigma 10-20, and "Makes noses look really big" is part of the sales pitch for that lens.


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