Question: Are there maple trees in Singapore?
I need the leaves for a shoot.
i think have
not sure. then again there might not be any because maple trees usually grow in colder climates aka S.Korea and Japan.
sheree, for most street photographers, they prefer 40mm perspective
before crop factor, that is 28mm or 27mm
no prime lenses made for 27mm, you should try a 28mm. if you want a manual nikon 28mm, ebay uk is chockful of them, i can buy one back for you.
The 1.4 has nice colors and the distortion is quite well controlled. It gives pleasing results even at f1.4. But being wide angle, focussing can get a little tricky at times. As for 1.8, i believe its value for money, but i was told it needs to be stopped down a little more for better sharpness.
just my humble thoughts....
i mean, it's certainly challenging to even shoot people at f/1.8 or shallow dof, with the benefit of greater isolation, but to really "arrange" the street into some semblance of a composition, be it with light, or moment, or anything, even color.. somehow shallow dof seems like a wee bit of cheating to me..
in which case.. any lens would really do, so long as the performance is up to par at f/8.. which is generally no problem for most.
granted, most of the street photographers in the past that are popularised today were generally shooting with such a style because they had no other choice.. but if they could produce timeless results..?
you can also end up concentrating on netting the moment as well, instead of capturing expressions. maybe it's just me, i tend to have very.. rigid approaches to certain genres of photography.
Last edited by night86mare; 29th March 2009 at 09:44 PM.
Well said and i had came across stock photographers roaming on singapore streets and when they bump into me, they asked me for permission to shoot some of the antiques i have. When i asked them about their belief, the usual phrase, "F8 and be there."
i happen to have the 24 and love it for low light or indoor shoots. To me, F8 is a luxury to have if light and timing permits. Tripod kicks in next (or to some, they dial up the iso). But if i saw a beautiful subject under shade and i have 3 to 4 seconds to react, My only 2 dials to run my fingers would be aperture and/or shutter. For eg, human subjects. To ask him/her to smile again would look too fake. But to capture the essence within a snap can be priceless.
If i do street, i dont carry tripod. maybe because i am lazy. but thats just me...