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    Hi, need some advice here.

    If I would like to take street, candid and portrait pictures, what kind of lens should I use?

    Can someone help me on this? Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan
    Hi, need some advice here.

    If I would like to take street, candid and portrait pictures, what kind of lens should I use?

    Can someone help me on this? Thank you.
    You can use a 28-70 zoom lens.
    For me, I am using a 35mm f2.8, 50mm f2 and a 90mm f2.8.
    I use prime lens mainly I dun have the habit of zooming in and out and also prime lens offers max aperture that I can shoot in low-light without the need of flash.
    Hope it helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XXX Boy
    You can use a 28-70 zoom lens.
    For me, I am using a 35mm f2.8, 50mm f2 and a 90mm f2.8.
    I use prime lens mainly I dun have the habit of zooming in and out and also prime lens offers max aperture that I can shoot in low-light without the need of flash.
    Hope it helps.
    Hmm..... do the lenses you mention cost a lot?

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    what mount u talking about?


    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan
    Hmm..... do the lenses you mention cost a lot?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan
    Hmm..... do the lenses you mention cost a lot?
    Mine is a Leica M-mount so it is expensive. But you can get Nikkor or Canon fixed lens and normally with fixed lens the price is much cheaper than a zoom (with the same f-stops). And also fixed lenses optical quality is better!

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    Quote Originally Posted by plinius
    what mount u talking about?
    I'm using a Canon EF mount.

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    24-70 f/2.8L

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    There is also the Tamron 28-75mm f/2.8 XR Di that gives pretty good image quality, and costs less than a third of the Canon's price. (about $700+ new).

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    same old qns.

    What is your budget ?
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    same old qns.

    What is your budget ?
    I don't have a budget for the time being b'cos I don't even know how
    much one cost.

    Anyone can advise the price range?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan
    I don't have a budget for the time being b'cos I don't even know how
    much one cost.

    Anyone can advise the price range?

    you can try a 35mm f2 ($400+++) or a 50mm 1.8 ($135) to start if you want to explore primes. you can try a 85 1.8 for ($600+++) if you have about no idea how abt a zoom lens, 28-105 or 24-85? try them out first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by espn
    24-70 f/2.8L
    BUY BUY BUY

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    Canon EF 24-70 F2.8L -> SGD2.4k

    Good Quality Lens to record moments not to be missed -> priceless

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    Quote Originally Posted by Belle&Sebastain
    you can try a 35mm f2 ($400+++) or a 50mm 1.8 ($135) to start if you want to explore primes. you can try a 85 1.8 for ($600+++) if you have about no idea how abt a zoom lens, 28-105 or 24-85? try them out first.
    I have a kit lens that came with my EOS66.

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    When I use D100, 12-24 mm is my lens, when I use my F100, I use 17-35 mm lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan
    I have a kit lens that came with my EOS66.
    You can use your kit lens for street and candid shots. For shallow DOF effect (background blur type), you can get the cheapo 50mm f1.8 to start off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kevyan
    I have a kit lens that came with my EOS66.
    i believe that's a 28-80 lens, which is a good range for candid and street shots.

    i would go with that first, and consider a cheap 50f1.8 for now (before plunging into the more expensive lenses). with the f1.8, you would be able to get a better appreciation of how to play / use DOF.

    i try to stick with primes, though at times i curse and swear (using my legs as my zoom), but the sharpness is normally there at the end of the day.

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