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    Question Lens and tips.

    hi guys.

    Which of the 2 following lens should i get?

    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    Both have their pro's and con's and this is a pretty tough decision.
    *and i will be going to HK this week so i need a lens with a wider aperture for the night street photos*

    extra:And i will be getting a sigma 30mm F1.4 next year.

    Current lens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    Current body: Canon eos 600D

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunwei88 View Post
    hi guys.

    Which of the 2 following lens should i get?

    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    Both have their pro's and con's and this is a pretty tough decision.
    *and i will be going to HK this week so i need a lens with a wider aperture for the night street photos*

    extra:And i will be getting a sigma 30mm F1.4 next year.

    Current lens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    Current body: Canon eos 600D
    STM lenses are lenses made for Phase Detect AF in movie mode. if you're not planning on taking movies, take the 50mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    STM lenses are lenses made for Phase Detect AF in movie mode. if you're not planning on taking movies, take the 50mm.
    Thankyou for the fast reply.

    And is it worth it to get those "grey"(parrallel imported or "water" goods as they call it) lens in HK

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunwei88 View Post
    Thankyou for the fast reply.

    And is it worth it to get those "grey"(parrallel imported or "water" goods as they call it) lens in HK
    if you're pretty rough with your gear, get the retail sets... make sure you have the warranty

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    Quote Originally Posted by chunwei88
    hi guys.

    Which of the 2 following lens should i get?

    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    Both have their pro's and con's and this is a pretty tough decision.
    *and i will be going to HK this week so i need a lens with a wider aperture for the night street photos*

    extra:And i will be getting a sigma 30mm F1.4 next year.

    Current lens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    Current body: Canon eos 600D
    Do consider depth of field. Will you really be shooting at f/1.8?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chunwei88 View Post
    hi guys.

    Which of the 2 following lens should i get?

    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    Both have their pro's and con's and this is a pretty tough decision.
    *and i will be going to HK this week so i need a lens with a wider aperture for the night street photos*

    extra:And i will be getting a sigma 30mm F1.4 next year.

    Current lens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    Current body: Canon eos 600D
    both lenses might be too tight for the narrow HK streets.

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    Both lenses are fine. I would pick either one without any worries. If you are the kiasu type, bring both. They are ridiculously light anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    Both lenses are fine. I would pick either one without any worries. If you are the kiasu type, bring both. They are ridiculously light anyway.
    TS hasn't bought the lenses.

    are you hinting TS to BBB?


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    i suggest you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone, go HK next year after getting the new 30mm
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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309

    TS hasn't bought the lenses.

    are you hinting TS to BBB?

    Haha! No! Not the banned word! Hahaha!
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    since you are thinking of getting the sigma 30mm, then the 50mm length will be a better option

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    Default Re: Lens and tips.

    Quote Originally Posted by chunwei88 View Post
    hi guys.

    Which of the 2 following lens should i get?

    Canon EF 40mm f/2.8 STM or Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II

    Both have their pro's and con's and this is a pretty tough decision.
    *and i will be going to HK this week so i need a lens with a wider aperture for the night street photos*

    extra:And i will be getting a sigma 30mm F1.4 next year.

    Current lens: EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
    Current body: Canon eos 600D
    Bring your 18-135mm out to shoot night street photos in Singapore when you are free, then see which focal length you like best. Get the lens closest to that focal length. Alternatively, get the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 and it should cover all the focal lenght of the 40mm and 50mm. Get the VC version (which is pretty cheap nowadays) and there you have it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Bring your 18-135mm out to shoot night street photos in Singapore when you are free, then see which focal length you like best. Get the lens closest to that focal length. Alternatively, get the Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 and it should cover all the focal lenght of the 40mm and 50mm. Get the VC version (which is pretty cheap nowadays) and there you have it...
    bro... TS is going this week

    there's no luxury of time.

    anyways, TS should know one thing... after buying the lens here and seeing the prices over there... he might just lose his appetite


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    Quote Originally Posted by kei1309 View Post
    bro... TS is going this week

    there's no luxury of time.

    anyways, TS should know one thing... after buying the lens here and seeing the prices over there... he might just lose his appetite


    HAHAHA thanks anyway! but i realise that i need a wide angle lens for most of the landscape photos. 18mm(28.8mm) is just not wide enough..
    any budget wide angle lens for a crop camera?

    And for street photography i would use stay at around 30mm. ahahha so that sigma choice would i good i guess.

    P.S didnt bought any lens as they are around the same price in SG.... could not find those "water" goods.

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    If you need anything wider than 18.... You should look at either UWA or 15-85.

    Common suggestions for UWA on crop includes EF-S10-22, Sigma 10-20, Tokina 11-16.
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    Don't forget one of mine favourite and most used lens - Tokina 12-24mm f4.
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    For ultra-wide, the good ol' Tokina 11-16mm will do the job just fine. IMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shizuma View Post
    i suggest you can kill 2 birds with 1 stone, go HK next year after getting the new 30mm
    +1 just buy there. As soon as you land go the shop get your lens.

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