common lens used for street photography


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pls allow me to post here... for candids n streets, wat lens do u all usually use?
 

zac08

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Depends on how close you DARE to go up to the subject.

If you dare, you can even try a fisheye.
If you don't then snipe using long lenses...s
 

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i go for wide angle and lomo cameras
i dun believe in sniping from far

ps: u can consider lomo for street shots besides ur normal SLR system =)
 

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I usually use my 50-150mm Sigma lens for such purpose. But if I happen to have my 17-55mm Nikon lens on then I will try to get close to subject by pretending to shoot elsewhere and then make a quick snap shot... hehe...
 

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50mm 1.8

small enough. will not scare off people..:bsmilie: . plus need less light. ;p
 

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50mm 1.8

small enough. will not scare off people..:bsmilie: . plus need less light. ;p
yeah one of the best around :thumbsup:
i will go for 10-17 as i am a sucker for fisheye :lovegrin:
 

kyo86sg

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18-135mm :thumbsup: will cover close up to landscape of the street. :cool:

Jack of all trades~
 

scenar

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pls allow me to post here... for candids n streets, wat lens do u all usually use?
Sigma 200-500f2.8

Light and Handholdable ;)

gets u great closeups! with a super shallow DOF! great for subject isolation... :cool:

Ok seriously...

Nikon's 18-70 / 50mm prime.
You can consider a 35f2 as well.
 

cmeptb72

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Anywhere from 17 to 300mm can do.

I'll normally use my 17-35mm lens.
 

digisnap

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18-135mm or get an 18-200mm if you can afford it.
 

JimmyH

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Depends on how close you DARE to go up to the subject.

If you dare, you can even try a fisheye.
If you don't then snipe using long lenses...s
Actually its better to use a ultra wide angle lens for candids if you are not too brave. You can point at something else and have your intend subject inside the frame. Then crop to liking. That is provided you got enough megapixels.
 

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