View Poll Results: Which Lens u prefer for low light / indoor event / night street / dinner gathering?

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  • Tamron 17-50 2.8 non-VC

    16 24.62%
  • Sigma 30m 1.4

    20 30.77%
  • Nikon 35mm 1.8

    29 44.62%
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Thread: Which lens u prefer for low light/ indoor event/ night street/ dinner gathering?

  1. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    Hi. I have used the Sigma 30mm f/1.4, and it was a close contest between the 2 lens. The Sigma is the faster lens, and the f/1.4 is very useful. However, the Sigma was also significantly more expensive, and the Nikon won because of its better value.
    understood... thx u... i may b getting 35mm and 17-50 together.... good idea?
    Last edited by WatWatz; 4th June 2011 at 10:41 AM.

  2. #22

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    I wouldn't consider a fixed focal length as a con. Just move your legs. That being said, 17-50 + 35 would be good.
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  3. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by nickzkcin View Post
    I wouldn't consider a fixed focal length as a con. Just move your legs. That being said, 17-50 + 35 would be good.
    some situations leg zoom won't allow

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    Default Re: Which lens u prefer for low light/ indoor event/ night street/ dinner gathering?

    Tamron 17-50 plus a flash.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehzeh View Post
    Tamron 17-50 plus a flash.
    considering if you know how to use a flash.

  6. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by george671
    I like the Nikon 35 1.8, but I usually grab my Nikon 28 f2 (manual focus of course) , I'm waiting to purchase the Samyang 35 1.4...
    By the way, This is what I used to pack around on the street.. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_fyiKcLWpx7...0/DSCF2090.JPG

    Guese I'm getting older.

    Cheers
    May I know why you need so many camera body for shooting? Is that different? Why not to buy a expensive one to replace all? I really puzzle for those camera carry more than 1 camera. Is that battery issue, memory issue? Or worry the camera spoilt for contigency plan???

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    Quote Originally Posted by shottobefun View Post
    May I know why you need so many camera body for shooting? Is that different? Why not to buy a expensive one to replace all? I really puzzle for those camera carry more than 1 camera. Is that battery issue, memory issue? Or worry the camera spoilt for contigency plan???
    Pros use multiple bodies because they use only one lens for one camera body. They don't have the time to change the lens on one body. Some might have though.

    For george671, he is using a digital body and a film body. That is why he is using two cameras.

  8. #28

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    Quote Originally Posted by tehzeh

    Pros use multiple bodies because they use only one lens for one camera body. They don't have the time to change the lens on one body. Some might have though.

    For george671, he is using a digital body and a film body. That is why he is using two cameras.
    This is what I guess too.... Why they use 2 bodies due to no time to change the Len. Otherwise I suggest to buy a best camera to replace all camera on hand.

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    Default Re: Which lens u prefer for low light/ indoor event/ night street/ dinner gathering?

    Quote Originally Posted by shottobefun View Post
    This is what I guess too.... Why they use 2 bodies due to no time to change the Len. Otherwise I suggest to buy a best camera to replace all camera on hand.
    Some may not even need the 'best camera'. It's not really about going for the best... It's more about going for what you need... Like birding photographers would prefer cropped sensors for the extra reach etc etc.

  10. #30

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    Quote Originally Posted by shottobefun

    This is what I guess too.... Why they use 2 bodies due to no time to change the Len. Otherwise I suggest to buy a best camera to replace all camera on hand.
    Other than no time for changing lens, its also for backup purpose in case your so called best camera failed on you.

    Btw, there is no best camera. The best camera is always the one with you and provided it is working without problem.
    Last edited by Ouverture; 6th June 2011 at 03:26 AM.

  11. #31

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    what do people look out for in a lens for low light?
    "The only bad thing about this lens is that it's not in my camera bag."

  12. #32

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    Quote Originally Posted by Foress View Post
    what do people look out for in a lens for low light?
    aperture size.

    wider aperture = faster shutter speed and also brighter viewfinder for focusing.
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  13. #33

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    seem like 35mm still leading
    Last edited by WatWatz; 6th June 2011 at 05:58 PM.

  14. #34

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    Quote Originally Posted by WatWatz View Post
    understood... thx u... i may b getting 35mm and 17-50 together.... good idea?
    Well, I won't say that is exactly a good idea, although I cannot deny that there are certain times where one lens provided to be better than the other.

    I started off with the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 as my mainstay lens. Now, I find my Nikon 35mm f/1.8 mounted on my dSLR more often. Each has its use. If you have the cash, then yeah, why not?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    Well, I won't say that is exactly a good idea, although I cannot deny that there are certain times where one lens provided to be better than the other.

    I started off with the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 as my mainstay lens. Now, I find my Nikon 35mm f/1.8 mounted on my dSLR more often. Each has its use. If you have the cash, then yeah, why not?
    alright..thx u for ur suggestion

  16. #36

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    Quote Originally Posted by weihan26 View Post
    hi people, may i know how much does the nikon 35mm 1.8 cost?
    new to photography ah, pardon me

    Hi Bro,

    A month back i was also asking the same question.

    I bought it $320 at Funan.

    Only good for taking Portrait and street.

    If take photo of baby / children ... 100 pictures inside only 1 or 2 pictures can use.



  17. #37

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blur Shadow View Post
    Well, I won't say that is exactly a good idea, although I cannot deny that there are certain times where one lens provided to be better than the other.

    I started off with the Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 as my mainstay lens. Now, I find my Nikon 35mm f/1.8 mounted on my dSLR more often. Each has its use. If you have the cash, then yeah, why not?

    Bro, when i bought my D7K, it comes with the kit lens ...
    What will you say about that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by google

    Hi Bro,

    A month back i was also asking the same question.

    I bought it $320 at Funan.

    Only good for taking Portrait and street.

    If take photo of baby / children ... 100 pictures inside only 1 or 2 pictures can use.

    Cannot use is becos too tight a composition or blur images?
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  19. #39

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Cannot use is becos too tight a composition or blur images?

    My son keeps running about ...

    I have to run together with him.

    All the picture taken are blurr or out of focus ...

    Maybe it's my skill la.

    But i find that the kit lens do better job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by google View Post
    My son keeps running about ...

    I have to run together with him.

    All the picture taken are blurr or out of focus ...

    Maybe it's my skill la.

    But i find that the kit lens do better job.
    try to increase shutter speed? if its too dark due to high shutter speed den increase ISO? (correct me if im wrong)

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