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    I would like to know from any photography expertise on which are the best recommended lenses to be use for such photos as mention below and the justification reason which such lenses are to be use?

    1. Close-up of the harvest of fish
    2. Long fishing boats with nice paintings on its sides
    3. Wooden houses in the village with stilts in water
    4. Children playing
    5. Sunset


    LENS FOCAL LENGTH APERTURE WEIGHT MINIMUM FOCUS DISTANCE
    A 10 - 20MM F4 - 5.6 470 0.24m
    B 10 - 20MM F3.5 470 0.24
    C 12 - 24MM F4.5 - 5.6 670 0.28
    D 20 F1.8 520 0.2
    E 50 F1.8 505 0.45
    F 85 F1.4 725 0.85
    G 105 F2.8 MACRO 725 0.31
    H 18 - 105 F3.5 - 5.6 450 0.45 AS
    I 18 - 200 F3.5 - 5.6 565 0.45 AS
    J 18 - 200 F3.5 - 5.6 565 0.45
    K 18 - 200 F3.5 - 5.6 565 1.5 AS
    L 18 - 250 F3.5 - 6.3 730 0.45 AS
    M 18 - 300 F3.5 - 5.6 1330 0.45 AS
    N 18 - 300 F3.5 - 5.6 930 0.45
    O 55 - 200 F4 - 5.6 265 1.5 AS
    P 70 - 200 F2.8 1530 1.4 AS

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    I'm sure you did your homework searching the internet and can't find answers to your question that's why you posted it here.

    However the truth is there are really no easy answers. You could use any of the lenses listed to take photographs of any of the subjects you mentioned. You have to learn the characteristics of each focal length, it's perspective (or 'how the lens sees'), and also depends on the situation when you are taking the photograph.

    For example, for each of the subjects you mentioned, you could stand far away and use a telephoto lens to take the shot if you are unable to get close, or stand close and use an ultra-wide angle to exaggerate the perspective. You might want to use a 50mm lens as that's your style of working or want to keep the perspective of what the eye normally sees.

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    Default Re: List of lens to use for which type of photos

    buy a lens just for specify a purpose? seriously?

    when you just started on photography, just use whatever you lens have and shoot anything that moves or don't move, kit lens is just fine, that is why they come with your camera.

    once you have some experience, acquire more on photography knowledge, know what subject you want to specialise with, there and then you will know what you really need.

    it may takes years to reach this stage, so don't try to put too much emphasise on gears right now, it will grow with your skills naturally.
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    I agree with what these bros say.

    With your list I would recommend a wide angle somewhere around 20-35 full frame reason being it will give context to the scenes you describe. DOF is more and therefore easier to control and also will make it easier to achieve all things in focus.

    IMO wide angles are just easier for the beginner to use and maybe for pros too...

    Probably most important is to make sure your composition skills are down pat and understood well because then no matter the lens or camera you are going to come away with something decent for sure. This will give some frame work to hang the subjects on. I always start on the thirds and composing on the angle.
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    Default Re: List of lens to use for which type of photos

    Just share what are the most common used lens for me are: 20-35mm f/2.8 and 70-200mm f/4 IS, sometime for indoor event shooting one lens setup will be 28-80mm f/2.8. I am using a Full Frame camera, two lens mention earlier should be able to cover most of the angle requirements. I had about 200+ posting in ClubSnap's Photo Galleries Forums, most of photo taken using the two lens, by looking and the sample photo hope that will answer your concerns.
    Canon 5D II, 20-35 f/2.8L, 28-80 f/2.8L, 70-200 f/4L IS, 100-300 f/5.6L, 100 f/2.8 Macro

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    6 years after switching into DSLR, I am still using my 18-55mm kit lens for most of the general stuff. When i'm feeling lazy then I use my 50mm prime. like those are the only things i have now

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    Default Re: List of lens to use for which type of photos

    The fact that TS lists lenses if similar focal length and range (A/B; I/J/K and M/N shows how little 9s)he understands about the topic.
    Drop that list, grab the lenses that you have and start shooting. Experience in the various situations will teach you more than such 'research'.
    There is no such rule as 'Use this lens for this type of shoot'.
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    Default Re: List of lens to use for which type of photos

    Quote Originally Posted by Octarine View Post
    Drop that list, grab the lenses that you have and start shooting. Experience in the various situations will teach you more than such 'research'.
    Excellent advice.
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    use an ultra wide to shoot wild life =D

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    Default Re: List of lens to use for which type of photos

    Quote Originally Posted by foreverlate View Post
    use an ultra wide to shoot wild life =D

    Excellence idea.



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    More interesting and stunning wide angle wildlife photos.

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    I use iphone 6. My next purchase will be iphone 7. It can do everything.
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    Wah Lau. Don't make us do your assignment for you.

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