3.5-5.6 lens plus flash or a good prime


Kings

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Need your guidance

which set peforms easier under a real low light condition say take photo at night at Singapore river
 

Rashkae

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You need to know first WHAT you are shooting - your question is a very common one by the way.

Take photo of what? people with the background? Then you should use a fill flash to illuminate them, plus a long enough exposure to capture the background.

Remember, a prime lens will give you a bigger aperture, but you then get a thin DOF. So you really need to know what it is you are trying to shoot, and use the right setup. "photo at night at Singapore river" is too vague - if you're talking about a night landscape, you can use any lens that gives you the field of view you want, then you would shoot at about f11-f16 anyway - definitely no flash.
 

Kings

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You need to know first WHAT you are shooting - your question is a very common one by the way.

Take photo of what? people with the background? Then you should use a fill flash to illuminate them, plus a long enough exposure to capture the background.

Remember, a prime lens will give you a bigger aperture, but you then get a thin DOF. So you really need to know what it is you are trying to shoot, and use the right setup. "photo at night at Singapore river" is too vague - if you're talking about a night landscape, you can use any lens that gives you the field of view you want, then you would shoot at about f11-f16 anyway - definitely no flash.
thanks..:)
 

coolthought

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You need to know first WHAT you are shooting - your question is a very common one by the way.

Take photo of what? people with the background? Then you should use a fill flash to illuminate them, plus a long enough exposure to capture the background.

Remember, a prime lens will give you a bigger aperture, but you then get a thin DOF. So you really need to know what it is you are trying to shoot, and use the right setup. "photo at night at Singapore river" is too vague - if you're talking about a night landscape, you can use any lens that gives you the field of view you want, then you would shoot at about f11-f16 anyway - definitely no flash.
nice summary. Couldn't say it any better. Just like to add one thing. Use a decent tripod.
 

LeChucky

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For scenic shot. Better off with tripod. :)
 

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