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10-31-2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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Tonight is Trunk or Treat.... need a lens suggestion

TOdaY/Tonight is "Trunk or Treat" at my son's daycare from 4-7pm. I will have some decent light for a bit and then sunset is around 6ish. I really only want to take just the camera with a single lens. Body is k20. I do not own a flash.

Which one of these would you take? I am at a total loss... FA50 is mounted to the camera, so out of laziness, I would probably just go for that.

FA50 1.4
DA 10-17
Sigma 18-50 2.8

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Sigma 18-50 would be more versatile, and may be fast enough for you.
But you can't beat the speed or IQ of the FA 50 in its element... Not sure how useful f/2 would be taking photos in your situation. You may need to resort to your popup flash a little...
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FA50 and be prepared to step back.
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Sigma 18-50 with FA 50 in the pocket if necessary.

If it's me I'd bring a small camera bag that fits two lenses and bring all three. All kids dig DA 10-17.

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QuoteOriginally posted by 41ants Quote
TOdaY/Tonight is "Trunk or Treat" at my son's daycare from 4-7pm. I will have some decent light for a bit and then sunset is around 6ish. I really only want to take just the camera with a single lens. Body is k20. I do not own a flash.

Which one of these would you take? I am at a total loss... FA50 is mounted to the camera, so out of laziness, I would probably just go for that.

FA50 1.4
DA 10-17
Sigma 18-50 2.8
(DA10-17 @ 15~17 + high-vantage point) * kids in costume = hilarity

use built-in flash + slow-sync, if necessary

this is not a kid and it's a rectilinear 22mm equiv. (15mm on APS-C), but you get the idea:

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I would bring the 10-17. It's the perfect lens for kids and costumes. I would use the 18-50 over the 50 mm prime for a kids party. It's much more flexible. If the light is really bad then the 50/1.4 will come in handy. With the fisheye you will have to get in a lot closer but will give a great look to a costume party. If you are set on only 1 lens then the zoom. Myself, I would bring all 3. They aren't that big and will fit in a jacket pocket.
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