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12-13-2013, 05:32 PM   #1
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Suggest for which is the best len to use with my K5 IIs at Night

Hello to all,
I need your help to choose the best len to take the picture of my daughter with Christmas Tree out side at night. I have these lens :
1. F 50mm F1.7
2. FA 77mm F1.8
3. DA 15mm F 4.0
4. DFA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Thank you very much,
steve

12-13-2013, 05:42 PM   #2
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The only one I would rule out would be the 15mm. The others are all capable, though the DFA 100 would likely be too long unless you can stay well back.

So either the 50mm or the 77mm. How tall is the tree? How much light do you have? Do you have flash? For a portrait without the tree I would start with the 77mm but if you want the tree as well, and you don't say how big a tree then I think I would start with the 50mm

But really take the 50 and the 77 and see which frames the best given the distance you have to work with.
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The only one I would rule out would be the 15mm. The others are all capable, though the DFA 100 would likely be too long unless you can stay well back.

So either the 50mm or the 77mm. How tall is the tree? How much light do you have? Do you have flash? For a portrait without the tree I would start with the 77mm but if you want the tree as well, and you don't say how big a tree then I think I would start with the 50mm

But really take the 50 and the 77 and see which frames the best given the distance you have to work with.
Thanks Jatrax,
My Daughter is four years old, I will go out at night for her to see the Christmas trees on the street. She love Santa and Rain deer...
This will be my first time take picture out side at night,i am not sure which len to use.F 50 1.7 and FA 77 1.8 are the two lens I will try.
Thanks for your help,
steve
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Of your lenses, the 50/1.7 and 77/1.8 would be suitable, if they seem too long try getting the 35/2.4, that lens is amazing for what it costs.

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Put one on the camera and the other one in the pocket and switch halfway to get a different look in the pics.
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Of your lenses, the 50/1.7 and 77/1.8 would be suitable, if they seem too long try getting the 35/2.4, that lens is amazing for what it costs.
Thanks Giklab,
I don't have 35/2.4, but I have order the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 from B&H since Aug. I will try it for next year
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Put one on the camera and the other one in the pocket and switch halfway to get a different look in the pics.
Thanks VisualDarkness,
I will start with 77mm F1.8 First than change to F50mm F1.7.That way I can see the different as you said.
thanks,
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That's the good thing with small lenses! My DA*300/4 is harder to it into my pockets. Maybe if I screw it apart in pieces?

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QuoteOriginally posted by stevewong Quote
Hello to all,
I need your help to choose the best len to take the picture of my daughter with Christmas Tree out side at night. I have these lens :
1. F 50mm F1.7
2. FA 77mm F1.8
3. DA 15mm F 4.0
4. DFA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Thank you very much,
steve
The 50mm will probably be plenty long, but it depends on how far away you'll be standing.

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The 50mm will probably be plenty long, but it depends on how far away you'll be standing.
Thanks Adam,
I wish my Oder for Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 has come from B&H , But I may have to wait for it next year,
Thank you for help.
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This is a little off-topic but since someone brought it up I would like to know if the 35mm macro is a separate different lens from any 35mm that gets mentioned, and which one do they mean if they're different?
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The 35mm 2.8 is not the same lens as the 35mm 2.4.

But I've just had an idea. A couple months ago I bought a Random Brand 35mm 2.8 (m42) which focused down to 0,5m. Upon taking it apart, I found out that the lens could actually be focused closer, to about 0,3m, but the rest of the construction prevented it.

I wonder what the 35/2.4 can actually do.
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