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    Hi, all is 24-70mm / 24-105mm on a 500D wide enough for group shot? Post your opinions.

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    Default Re: Is 24mm wide enough for group shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuachong View Post
    Hi, all is 24-70mm / 24-105mm on a 500D wide enough for group shot? Post your opinions.
    Hello, joshuachong.
    Maybe you could give us an idea how many person would be in this group shot?

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    Yes and no.

    All depends on where, how big, how far and what format.

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    Default Re: Is 24mm wide enough for group shots?

    I can do a group shot of 12 persons sitting side by side easily, at the 24mm end of my 24-70mm f/2.8 mounted on my FF 5DMkII, standing about 3m-4m away.
    If you use a 1.6x crop camera, the 24mm focal length would be effectively 38.4mm. My opinion is, at this focal length I will need to stand further back to accommodate the same 12 seated persons.
    Can certainly be used, these two lenses 24-70mm and 24-205mm. Just with some inconvenience.

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    Default Re: Is 24mm wide enough for group shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by joshuachong View Post
    Hi, all is 24-70mm / 24-105mm on a 500D wide enough for group shot? Post your opinions.
    Depends on how much room you've got... most of the times it should suffice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuachong View Post
    Hi, all is 24-70mm / 24-105mm on a 500D wide enough for group shot? Post your opinions.
    Not ideal. U should get something that is wider than 20 mm if u are using 500D. If u are FF, then 24 not much issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joshuachong View Post
    Hi, all is 24-70mm / 24-105mm on a 500D wide enough for group shot? Post your opinions.
    if got a lot of people, might want to go for a from-the-sky shot.

    If not possible then need to pack the people pretty tight.
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    Default Re: Is 24mm wide enough for group shots?

    if u hv space to move backwards to compose ur shots, then ok.
    if indoor, might not...
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    If indoors, most instance 24mm is a no go unless you have alot of walking area within the place itself, its perfectly fine for outdoors.
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    If FF then should be no prop.

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    Default Re: Is 24mm wide enough for group shots?

    probably not, if it's indoor with many people.
    If you're restricted to 24mm, you can try composing the picture from an angle and see if that can squeeze in all the subjects.

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    TS should explain what is group shot leh.

    Most would interpret it as wedding shots.
    But 3 people also group shots, army bmt passing out also group shot leh.

    Anyway, if camera to subject distance is too close together, be careful the unavoidable optical distortion
    at the two sides of the pictures. The wider the lens, (with the same subject image size) the more distorted it will be at the sides.

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    Default Re: Is 24mm wide enough for group shots?

    A group is an assembly of people numbering more than 1. If you ask me, 24mm for 2 people, and 24mm for 24 people, all also can. Depends on space you have, how far you can stand, how they are arranged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    Yes and no.

    All depends on where, how big, how far and what format.
    TS stated on a 500D.
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    Default Re: Is 24mm wide enough for group shots?

    I can use 70~200 to shoot group photo of 10pax in studio.

    24 mm sure wide enough.
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    Default Re: Is 24mm wide enough for group shots?

    Wide enough for most group shots but not favourable in cramped conditions

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