Results 1 to 20 of 20

Thread: Lens for group/ family photo

  1. #1

    Default Lens for group/ family photo

    Hi all I am looking for a Len for group or family photo as I have a 18-105 Nikon lens but do not know which to get.

  2. #2
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    Quote Originally Posted by soops View Post
    Hi all I am looking for a Len for group or family photo as I have a 18-105 Nikon lens but do not know which to get.
    the kit lens you have able to do that.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  3. #3

    Default

    But sometimes place very small can't move myself backwards to capture the whole group.

  4. #4

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    if you use a wide angle lens, you might get distortion on the people's faces (or body)

  5. #5
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default

    Ask them to move inward, pack them closer.
    You will have more trouble to shoot them with a wider angle the kit lens.
    Last edited by catchlights; 1st July 2012 at 10:36 PM.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  6. #6

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    Wonder..how small is small..and how big the group is..18mm should be very wide enough already.. If you go for a Ultra wide angle..you will need them to stay away from the corners too..to prevent distortion..etc etc..

    maybe try to communicate more..before hitting the shutter?

  7. #7

    Default

    Thought of getting a 17-50mm lens but already had a 18-105mm.

  8. #8

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    Quote Originally Posted by soops View Post
    Thought of getting a 17-50mm lens but already had a 18-105mm.
    ???????
    Bro.. u forgot what you said earlier? "But sometimes place very small can't move myself backwards to capture the whole group. "
    So you think 1mm will help you?

  9. #9

    Default

    You can go get a ultra wide lens and see what effects you get.

    Fisheyes too, for a wider perspective.

    But something's gotta give...
    KF Photography
    Thanks for viewing!

  10. #10

    Default

    Go ultra wide... Can fit a truck load of people if you will..

  11. #11
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    3,443

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    If 18mm is not enough, you will need to get a UWA Lens (like 10-20, or 11-16). Like others mentioned, don't position them to the edge as they will look "stretched". Also any unevenness will also cause the "stretched" effect to be exaggerated.

    My try of using UWA lens @ 10mm can fit in about 30 people with my camera aprox 2.5m away from the nearest fellow.
    Too many great equipments but too little quality photos. [My Flickr] | [My Blog]

  12. #12

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    asking around the price for Sigma 10-20mm and 12-24mm and also Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 don't know which one as get confused by the shop people as one say this is good that is good . Haiz must read up more before deciding to buy which one .

  13. #13

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    go back read man and listen to them.... UWA lenses creates distortion. I dont think you will be shooting a whole clan. Your kit lens should suffice your need for group shot.
    7D w/ 70-300mm/50mm1.8/70-200F4L/17-50mm F2.8

  14. #14
    Moderator
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Somewhere
    Posts
    3,443

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    Quote Originally Posted by soops View Post
    asking around the price for Sigma 10-20mm and 12-24mm and also Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 don't know which one as get confused by the shop people as one say this is good that is good . Haiz must read up more before deciding to buy which one .
    I've did quite abit of reading when selecting a UWA. But somehow, in the popular choices, Sigma 10-20, Tokina 116 or Canon/Nikon 10-2x, they are all pretty close in image quality. If you can't see any difference between any of them, go with the best that your budget allows or maybe can even consider 2nd hand ones.
    Too many great equipments but too little quality photos. [My Flickr] | [My Blog]

  15. #15
    Moderator catchlights's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Punggol, Singapore
    Posts
    21,902

    Default

    Using ultra wide lens to shoot group photos is a very bad idea.
    Shoot to Live, Live to Shoot
    www.benjaminloo.com | iStock portfolio

  16. #16

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    Quote Originally Posted by soops View Post
    asking around the price for Sigma 10-20mm and 12-24mm and also Tokina 11-16mm F2.8 don't know which one as get confused by the shop people as one say this is good that is good . Haiz must read up more before deciding to buy which one .
    So rent first and test.
    Alpha

  17. #17

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    group hug + tripod-mount = happy photo

  18. #18

    Default Re: Lens for group/ family photo

    Quote Originally Posted by soops View Post
    Hi all I am looking for a Len for group or family photo as I have a 18-105 Nikon lens but do not know which to get.
    Get Tamron 17-55 vc/non-vc or Sigma 17-50mm.
    Check out my blog @500px | @Google+

  19. #19

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by soops
    Hi all I am looking for a Len for group or family photo as I have a 18-105 Nikon lens but do not know which to get.
    How big is your family first? 100 ppl? Whole kampong?

  20. #20

    Default

    It not about 100 people it is constrain of the place that some times u are in

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •