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    Default common lens used for street photography

    pls allow me to post here... for candids n streets, wat lens do u all usually use?

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    Depends on how close you DARE to go up to the subject.

    If you dare, you can even try a fisheye.
    If you don't then snipe using long lenses...s

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    i go for wide angle and lomo cameras
    i dun believe in sniping from far

    ps: u can consider lomo for street shots besides ur normal SLR system =)

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    thread moved to more appropriate forum.

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    I usually use my 50-150mm Sigma lens for such purpose. But if I happen to have my 17-55mm Nikon lens on then I will try to get close to subject by pretending to shoot elsewhere and then make a quick snap shot... hehe...

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    sigma 200-500/f2.8

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    50mm 1.8

    small enough. will not scare off people.. . plus need less light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deckard View Post
    50mm 1.8

    small enough. will not scare off people.. . plus need less light.
    yeah one of the best around
    i will go for 10-17 as i am a sucker for fisheye

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    Can also try 28-300. 17-40, 24-70.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    I'm using the 135mm F2 most of the time for street photography.
    HX300/ EPL6/ EOS60D/ 17-55mmF2.8IS/ 100mmF2.8Macro/ 135mmF2L/ 70-200mmF4LIS/ 300mmF4LIS

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    Quote Originally Posted by gangeslim View Post
    yeah one of the best around
    i will go for 10-17 as i am a sucker for fisheye
    Mind explaining how the fisheye can do street photography?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroPoP View Post
    I'm using the 135mm F2 most of the time for street photography.
    Great lens with excellent bokeh.
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vulpix0r View Post
    Mind explaining how the fisheye can do street photography?
    why not?
    try looking things from another perspective...

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    18-135mm will cover close up to landscape of the street.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oinkoinkpig View Post
    pls allow me to post here... for candids n streets, wat lens do u all usually use?
    Sigma 200-500f2.8

    Light and Handholdable

    gets u great closeups! with a super shallow DOF! great for subject isolation...

    Ok seriously...

    Nikon's 18-70 / 50mm prime.
    You can consider a 35f2 as well.

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    Anywhere from 17 to 300mm can do.

    I'll normally use my 17-35mm lens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HydroPoP View Post
    I'm using the 135mm F2 most of the time for street photography.
    saving $$$ for this

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    18-135mm or get an 18-200mm if you can afford it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Depends on how close you DARE to go up to the subject.

    If you dare, you can even try a fisheye.
    If you don't then snipe using long lenses...s
    Actually its better to use a ultra wide angle lens for candids if you are not too brave. You can point at something else and have your intend subject inside the frame. Then crop to liking. That is provided you got enough megapixels.

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