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    Default what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    wondering what kind of lens is best to capture candid shots?

    currently i own 18-55mm kit lens and 55mm-200mm lens but sometimes wana to have a shallower dof but can't achieve...

    please advise
    Canon IXUS 850 / Canon EOS 400D 18mm-55mm Kit Lens

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    Default Re: what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    if you have $, those 17-55mm f/2.8 fast lens.

    to add variety as a 2nd lens, ultra wide angle.

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    Default Re: what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    My current walk about lens is the Vivitar Series 1 28-70mm f2.8 and Tamron 24-135mm.
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    nokia n73....it's with me all the time.

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    Default Re: what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    if you don "snipe" 28-70 is a pretty good range for candid

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    Quote Originally Posted by caxabi View Post
    I am using 17-55mm also.. pretty good
    http://www.fotop.net/caxabi
    hmm how much in the 17-55mm??? then what is the between this len and the kit lens har?
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekiang View Post
    hmm how much in the 17-55mm??? then what is the between this len and the kit lens har?
    eh, if you have to ask i think you probably don need it...
    17-55 cost about 2k depending on canon or nikon

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    eh, if you have to ask i think you probably don need it...
    17-55 cost about 2k depending on canon or nikon
    har so ex? is it becos of the f2.8? ya i dun regret asking thought...hohoho
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    Quote Originally Posted by cheekiang View Post
    har so ex? is it becos of the f2.8? ya i dun regret asking thought...hohoho
    alternative will be 3rd party... tamron 17-50 is about $600+... not very cheap as well

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    Default Re: what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    tamron also has a 17-70mm f2.8 right? i heard its a gd lens but don't seem to be that pop in sg

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    Default Re: what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by mfbatzap View Post
    tamron also has a 17-70mm f2.8 right? i heard its a gd lens but don't seem to be that pop in sg
    no.. not constant f2.8... f2.8-4.5 by sigma.

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    Default Re: what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    oh yeah its sigma not tamron LOL
    hmmm.. what do you mean by not constant f2.8?

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    Default Re: what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    Nikon AFS 18-135mm, very versatile.
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    hmm so sigma lens can used on canon or not???

    or need buy some adapter or what to fix it on???
    Canon IXUS 850 / Canon EOS 400D 18mm-55mm Kit Lens

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    Default Re: what is the best lens to do walkabout candid shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by cheekiang View Post
    hmm so sigma lens can used on canon or not???

    or need buy some adapter or what to fix it on???
    the 3rd party lens are made for different mounts, usually for canon and nikon, and maybe for others too occasionally.

    just like the same electronic can have different power cables for uk/sg or us/jp.

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