lens for nightshot.


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simpleton

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Hey guys,

I'm interested in nightshots and understand that aperture plays quite a big part in it. what is the ideal lens for nightshots? like the spec that i've to look out for and etc?:D thanks in advance!
 

aryanto

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Hey guys,

I'm interested in nightshots and understand that aperture plays quite a big part in it. what is the ideal lens for nightshots? like the spec that i've to look out for and etc?:D thanks in advance!
what photo do you want to take at night?
portrait?
landscape?
moon?
star?
insect?
people doing something in public which they are suppose to do in private?
ghost? :bsmilie:

different photo need different lense
 

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what photo do you want to take at night?
portrait?
landscape?
moon?
star?
insect?
people doing something in public which they are suppose to do in private?
ghost? :bsmilie:

different photo need different lense
portrait? - kit lens + flash + tripod
landscape? - 12-24mm + tripod
moon? -telescope to kit lens + tripod
star? - 1 star 30000mm telescope, many stars, kit lens + tripod
insect? -105mm macro + tripod
people doing something in public which they are suppose to do in private? 500mm f/4 + tripod
ghost? - graveyard + guts lens + lucky camera + ghost:bsmilie:
 

HTCahHTC

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portrait? - kit lens + flash + tripod
landscape? - 12-24mm + tripod
moon? -telescope to kit lens + tripod
star? - 1 star 30000mm telescope, many stars, kit lens + tripod
insect? -105mm macro + tripod + FLASH (i think)
people doing something in public which they are suppose to do in private? 500mm f/4 + tripod
ghost? - graveyard + guts lens + lucky camera + ghost:bsmilie:
somewhat there. :bsmilie:
 

shunzi

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Hey guys,

I'm interested in nightshots and understand that aperture plays quite a big part in it. what is the ideal lens for nightshots? like the spec that i've to look out for and etc?:D thanks in advance!
maybe you need to be more clear on what type of night shots you're more interested in?

a f2.8 will be good for GP
 

shunzi

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portrait? - kit lens + flash + tripod
landscape? - 12-24mm + tripod
moon? -telescope to kit lens + tripod
star? - 1 star 30000mm telescope, many stars, kit lens + tripod
insect? -105mm macro + tripod
people doing something in public which they are suppose to do in private? 500mm f/4 + tripod
ghost? - graveyard + guts lens + lucky camera + ghost:bsmilie:
use IR for the ohhlalalala effect!!
 

Rashkae

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Hey guys,

I'm interested in nightshots and understand that aperture plays quite a big part in it. what is the ideal lens for nightshots? like the spec that i've to look out for and etc?:D thanks in advance!
There is no "ideal lens" for nightshots, as everyone has different needs.

If you're talking about the basic nighttime cityscapes that we see a lot, your kit lens and a tripod is all you need.
 

aryanto

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portrait? - kit lens + flash + tripod
landscape? - 12-24mm + tripod
why only 12 mm? got 9 mm and 7 mm also .. and tripod or monopod or beanbag or table

moon? -telescope to kit lens + tripod
go to science ctr when they open their telescope to the public. compact camera is OK (easier to use). Moon is actually very bright.

star? - 1 star 30000mm telescope, many stars, kit lens + tripod
get to know people from singastro.org

insect? -105mm macro + tripod
what happen to the flash? Must need flash like ring flash!

people doing something in public which they are suppose to do in private? 500mm f/4 + tripod
Depends.. prime lense say 30mm to 50mm with strong flash, strong leg to run and a friend stand by with motorbike to make a quick exit also can.
If the pants is down, it is hard to run (give chase).

ghost? - graveyard + guts lens + lucky camera + ghost:bsmilie:
infrared mod + infrared illuminator (must make - cannot be sold in singapore) + get to know people from www.spi.com.sg
 

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