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    Smile Which lens should I bring for D&D

    I am using CANON 450D, and I have kit lens EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS,
    and another 50mm f1.8 lens.

    If I only choose one to bring to my D&D event, which should I bring?
    (Just for my personal collection, and we have pro-camera man to take photo as well)

    I think I will take those close up portrait, and group portrait up to 6 person.

    Please give me advice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nanasan View Post
    I am using CANON 450D, and I have kit lens EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS,
    and another 50mm f1.8 lens.

    If I only choose one to bring to my D&D event, which should I bring?
    (Just for my personal collection, and we have pro-camera man to take photo as well)

    I think I will take those close up portrait, and group portrait up to 6 person.

    Please give me advice.
    Your 18-55 will do actually....just bring a flash with the power to be as bright as the sun. Might also want to read up on strobing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    Your 18-55 will do actually....just bring a flash with the power to be as bright as the sun. Might also want to read up on strobing.
    Thank you very much.

    But I don't know how to make backgroud bokeh with this 18-55 lens...
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    Default Re: Which lens should I bring for D&D

    your kit lens of course.

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    Default Re: Which lens should I bring for D&D

    Quote Originally Posted by nanasan View Post
    I am using CANON 450D, and I have kit lens EF-S18-55mm F3.5-5.6 IS,
    and another 50mm f1.8 lens.

    If I only choose one to bring to my D&D event, which should I bring?
    (Just for my personal collection, and we have pro-camera man to take photo as well)

    I think I will take those close up portrait, and group portrait up to 6 person.

    Please give me advice.
    hmm...actually I prefer to use 50mm..good for low light with dat nice bokeh.

    as for group portrait, zoom with ur feet..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buggy View Post
    your kit lens of course.
    Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlkk76 View Post
    hmm...actually I prefer to use 50mm..good for low light with dat nice bokeh.

    as for group portrait, zoom with ur feet..
    Thank you. I prefer the 50mm as well. I like the bokeh very much.
    Maybe I try to bring both lens then.
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    Bring both Lens, prime for single portrait.
    Zoom for Group portrait, having external flash will be helpful.

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    For D&D, the main photos you gonna take is candids and group shots which has no need for bokeh. You also need to be able to zoom as you might need to stand aside to prevent from blocking others. You kit lens with an external flash will do but 501.8 is so light, might as well bring both.

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    Default Re: Which lens should I bring for D&D

    Quote Originally Posted by Shin Howard View Post
    Bring both Lens, prime for single portrait.
    Zoom for Group portrait, having external flash will be helpful.
    Thank you very much!

    I don't have external flash... But I think the light is enough? (Hotel ballroom warm light)
    i like to keep the atmosphere, so I never use flash to take picture.

    Actually I am not sure what's the differents between external flash and built in flash.

    Hehehe
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    TS from which company? canon?
    cause i know canon D&D is approaching...

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    built in flash will also do. but external flash would help a lot.

    if the flash is too harsh or not bright enough, you can adjust the flash ev.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nanasan View Post
    Thank you very much!

    I don't have external flash... But I think the light is enough? (Hotel ballroom warm light)
    i like to keep the atmosphere, so I never use flash to take picture.

    Actually I am not sure what's the differents between external flash and built in flash.

    Hehehe
    It may look bright to u but not to the camera when taking a correct exposure pic.
    Built in flash usually gives very bad shadow in the pic.
    External flash can do a celling bounce which makes the pic looks much
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    Deja Vu huh.... seems like not long ago someone asked a similar question, on prom night though No flash go and rent or borrow one You don't want blur images do you ?
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    Be focus. set an objective like....

    Take nice potrait - so bring only the 50 1.8

    Take only beautiful girls and VIP potraits.

    You will impress yourself more with nice personal potrait rather than group photo.
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    Just back from my D&D.

    External flash is a must !
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    Quote Originally Posted by khyou99 View Post
    Just back from my D&D.

    External flash is a must !
    There we go.... a smart fellow and a real advice :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by seefei View Post
    Be focus. set an objective like....

    Take nice potrait - so bring only the 50 1.8

    Take only beautiful girls and VIP potraits.

    You will impress yourself more with nice personal potrait rather than group photo.
    You think the fellow is paying the D&D for photoshoot har ? Impress the girls.... If you don't get a group of them with crystal sharp images under that kind of low lighting, I think the only girl you will be impressing is probably your granny with a falling eye sight whom cannot differentiate between a sharp image and a blur one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by David Kwok View Post
    Deja Vu huh.... seems like not long ago someone asked a similar question, on prom night though No flash go and rent or borrow one You don't want blur images do you ?
    Sorry sorry... One more newbie made you answer the question again.
    I will do my best , Thank you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by khyou99 View Post
    Just back from my D&D.

    External flash is a must !
    Thank you for sharing your experience.
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