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07-04-2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Fireworks Lens Choice

Of my lenses below, which would be the best to use tonight.


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I just read someone on the other forum suggested to use a wide angle lens since we can always crop. So I guess your best bet with your lens will be Sigma 28-70 or Vivitar 28-90.
But again, it depends on how far you are from the site, though.
If you're inside the park maybe that will be enough.
Or you can bring them all, just in case
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Ok. I will be farely close since I live in a secluded area of beach, and there isn't alot of people here this year because of gas prices. I was wondering if my new DA-40 would work, but I hear what you are saying too about wide.
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It's a bit late now for me to give any recommendations

I started off with the FA 50mm on the camera, but at 2 miles, I was too far away. Ended up using the Sigma 70-300mm APO at around 200-300mm.

I hope it went well for you!

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I would have said depending on how far away you are. But typically the wide angle would be best.
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so which did you end up using?
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I used a 16-45 and 50-200 on two different fireworks shots.
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This is one situation where the 18-55 kit would have been a good choice. The slow aperture would not be an issue since exposures for fireworks are long and the zoom range would allow quite a bit of latitude for framing.

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Depends entirely on how close to the fireworks you are...

I try to get fairly close normally and use the FA 35

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