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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    mm im very new with lenses so im nt too sure how to put it, i want to get up close meaning greater focal length while haveing a suitable aperture . focal of up to may be 250 or 200 would be enough but im afraid it might get a dark picture
    I will try to simplify the options.

    1) Large aperture (smaller shutter speed required, less prone to handshake)
    2) Long range
    3) Good image quality
    4) Affordable price

    It is likely you can only get 3 out of the 4.

    Not having large aperture can be compensated (to a certain extent) by using a tripod (assuming static subjects) or camera body with good ISO control (for static/moving subjects).

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    sigma 150-500mm would be a suitable lens for u to play with.

    But if u can afford it, this lens even more power


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    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    mm im very new with lenses so im nt too sure how to put it, i want to get up close meaning greater focal length while haveing a suitable aperture . focal of up to may be 250 or 200 would be enough but im afraid it might get a dark picture
    Maybe can consider the third party lens like the old canon fd lens or pentax asahi manual focus lens with adapters.

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    Default Re: Lens recommendation to take close up shots of far away things :D

    For architecture, you may need an Ultra Wide Angle lens, and a telephoto zoom lens, in the range of 70-300.

    From Canon,

    1. UWA - EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM (RRP $1,349)
    2. Telephoto zoom - EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III USM (RRP $339)

    But of course, there are other brands you can use to fill in the above, like Tamron, Sigma, Tokina, or even the old manual lenses, if you can find them.

    HTH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    For architecture, you may need an Ultra Wide Angle lens, and a telephoto zoom lens, in the range of 70-300.

    From Canon,

    1. UWA - EF-S 10-22mm f3.5-4.5 USM (RRP $1,349)
    2. Telephoto zoom - EF 75-300mm f4-5.6 III USM (RRP $339)

    But of course, there are other brands you can use to fill in the above, like Tamron, Sigma, Tokina, or even the old manual lenses, if you can find them.

    HTH.

    Cheers!
    about the telephoto zoom lens u mentioned in number 2, the 75-300mm f4-5.6, what are the disadvantages of it

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    Default Re: Lens recommendation to take close up shots of far away things :D

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    about the telephoto zoom lens u mentioned in number 2, the 75-300mm f4-5.6, what are the disadvantages of it
    No Image Stabilizer, so when you shoot at 300mm, you have to be able to hand hold very well, else you may want to use a tripod. Note, this is a consumer lens, not a professional lens, so that can tell the image quality you can produce. But if you are just a student, then it may suffice, but do check back with your professors/lecturers.

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    Default Re: Lens recommendation to take close up shots of far away things :D

    Quote Originally Posted by torak View Post
    sigma 150-500mm would be a suitable lens for u to play with.

    But if u can afford it, this lens even more power

    For architecture, don't need such a big focal length, unless he wanna shoot the features of Al-Burj in Dubai, or birding.

    300mm, should suffice.

    Shawn, if you don't mind, you could also consider renting lenses as and when you need it.

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    Default Re: Lens recommendation to take close up shots of far away things :D

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    about the telephoto zoom lens u mentioned in number 2, the 75-300mm f4-5.6, what are the disadvantages of it
    Telephoto lens with long focal lengths and large apertures tend to be expensive.

    The 75-300 is a simple telephoto lens. Slightly slow in focusing and it tends to hunt. I find it slightly noisy during focusing as well. Sharpness is not the best, but useable for daily normal stuffs.
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    Lets try specifics.

    The scenario is you're in a hall and you're about 10m away from the stage. You want to take a close up shot on the performer.... in this respect, a 200mm lens (on crop body) might do the trick. Next to consider whether how well the stage is lit. On a reletively brightly lit stage f4 or f5.6 may be sufficient depending how fast moving the performance is. With the aperture f no higher, the slower the shutter speed will be (assuming no flash is used since the subject is rather far). If the stage is not so well lit, a bigger aperture will be needed (assuming that you dun want to bump up the ISO). If you're looking to get a lens with bigger aperture, the price will escalate exponentially.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    For architecture, don't need such a big focal length, unless he wanna shoot the features of Al-Burj in Dubai, or birding.

    300mm, should suffice.

    Shawn, if you don't mind, you could also consider renting lenses as and when you need it.

    Cheers!
    yeah i will look into the renting part definitely thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by gymak90 View Post
    Telephoto lens with long focal lengths and large apertures tend to be expensive.

    The 75-300 is a simple telephoto lens. Slightly slow in focusing and it tends to hunt. I find it slightly noisy during focusing as well. Sharpness is not the best, but useable for daily normal stuffs.
    what do u mean by hurt and noisy?

    is this noisy the same meaning as noise in pictures
    cause i dont know wat noise is

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    Default Re: Lens recommendation to take close up shots of far away things :D

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    what do u mean by hurt and noisy?

    is this noisy the same meaning as noise in pictures
    cause i dont know wat noise is
    That's the noise from the motor, while it is doing focusing.

    For hunting, the focus is trying to get the sharpest image.

    Nonetheless, if it is noise, plug in your earphones/headphones and listen to AC/DC and you won't notice the noise. I do that often!

    If you want to try out this lens, we can arrange to meet up so you can see for yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    That's the noise from the motor, while it is doing focusing.

    For hunting, the focus is trying to get the sharpest image.

    Nonetheless, if it is noise, plug in your earphones/headphones and listen to AC/DC and you won't notice the noise. I do that often!

    If you want to try out this lens, we can arrange to meet up so you can see for yourself.

    Cheers!
    wow thats awesome man thanks, will contact you again, very busy with school work these day. Very kind of you to let me try it, thanks.

    BTW people always talk about the noise of a picture or to reduce noise, i also see it in some editing functions in a canon software, what is that? what is noise?

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    A picture a day keeps the blues away!

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    Great that realli helped

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    Default Re: Lens recommendation to take close up shots of far away things :D

    Quote Originally Posted by ShawnKohJyhShen View Post
    Great that realli helped
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