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    Default Can 50mm 1.4 take group photo

    Dear all

    I just got one 50mm 1.4 and would to take some group photo during some event, is it possible ?? For both indoor & outdoor


    What setting needed ?? Thks for your reply

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    Default Re: Can 50mm 1.4 take group photo

    Depends on the size of the group and how far away from them you are. Generally I'd recommend a wide-angle lens instead.
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    Default Re: Can 50mm 1.4 take group photo

    should be no problem but depends on how many ppl are gonna fit into the photo. perhaps u shd take a few steps back?

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    A-DEP, aka DoF priority mode.. that would ensure everyone in the group would be in focus, but then it would pose a problem if you're shooting indoors, the lighting and space contrains..

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    Default Re: Can 50mm 1.4 take group photo

    Yes, as long as u can fit in ur 'group' into the frame.

    set ur aperture smaller, e.g. F8 or F11. so that u can get everyone 'in focus'.

    Quote Originally Posted by mousedeer213 View Post
    Dear all

    I just got one 50mm 1.4 and would to take some group photo during some event, is it possible ?? For both indoor & outdoor


    What setting needed ?? Thks for your reply
    cameras are not made of tofu

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    Default Re: Can 50mm 1.4 take group photo

    Quote Originally Posted by mousedeer213 View Post
    Dear all

    I just got one 50mm 1.4 and would to take some group photo during some event, is it possible ?? For both indoor & outdoor


    What setting needed ?? Thks for your reply
    If your group comprises of less than 6 people, it's possible from a short distance. But if u're talking abt more than 10 - 20 people, u've to stand very far away, and i'm talking abt on a FF camera.
    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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    Default Re: Can 50mm 1.4 take group photo

    You just need to stand further and use a smaller aperture....

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    Default Re: Can 50mm 1.4 take group photo

    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    You just need to stand further and use a smaller aperture....
    If on a cropped body. even further.
    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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    Default Re: Can 50mm 1.4 take group photo

    For indoors on a cropped body, I don't think the 50mm will work too well for a group. The crop factor makes it more a portrait lens. You'd be better served with a slightly wider lens. Most kit lenses should do the trick. Play with the f-stops and possibly use a bounce in the flash to compensate for the slower lens.

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