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Old April 25th, 2012, 06:57 AM
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All Purpose Lense

Hii everyone!

I have been using a Canon DSLR since almost 2 years, and have purchased a few lenses. Does anyone know which is the perfect lense that can be used for group photos and individual photos? I love the 50 mm 1.8 lense which I use most of the time, but it doesn't do a good job for a group photo..

I have an event in 3 days, and need a good lense.. it is going to be dark, and there will be many group photos!

Advise would be appreciated
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Old April 25th, 2012, 07:27 AM
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Re: All Purpose Lense

I would look for something in the 28-35mm range for groups shots
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Old April 25th, 2012, 02:13 PM
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If I wanted a single lens to use for both group and individual shots in dark conditions, I would choose the 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. Use the shorter focal lengths for groups, and the longer ones for individuals.

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Old April 26th, 2012, 03:24 AM
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Will both these lenses have a similar exposure like 50 mm 1.8? Cause I do not have an external flash as yet, and don't want to add too much exposure and light while editing..
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Old April 26th, 2012, 07:51 AM
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Re: All Purpose Lense

What are you using for a DSLR?

The 24-70mm f/2.8 would be my recommendation as well but with low light and no flash you are really going to have to push your ISO to make it work. And whether it matters or not it's very pricey!! And if you are using a crop camera you need to figure that in as well.

You may be better off renting some lighting for this shoot.........
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