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11-10-2010, 03:46 AM   #16
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50 for indoor is too long and you already have 50-135 so i would go with 35 altought it`s bit slower. maybe some cheap flash like metz 48 would be great with 16-45

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I bought a tamron 17-50mm 2.8 for the hospital before the birth of my son and I was happy with the results. I sold it since though.
Finger- did you happen to use a flash at the hospital? Wondering if the fact that 2.8 is a bit slower than 2.4. I have the k2000 so I can't go too high with ISO.
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I have the same problem, kiddos in a small house, and am planning to get a DA 21 mm limited to resolve it.

Another thing you should look into is a light scoop, helps it helps a lot without getting into the expense of external flashes.
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I have the same problem, kiddos in a small house, and am planning to get a DA 21 mm limited to resolve it.

Another thing you should look into is a light scoop, helps it helps a lot without getting into the expense of external flashes.
Thanks for the advice. I have Pentax flash but am brand new to all of this and will prob not have it mounted while sitting in camera bag. I want the lens to be my go to lens when in the house and I thing 35mm will work.

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You can go take more photos, but I'll assume that you've been shooting a lot with little ones already. Why not just review your current photos and look at the focal length used most often and/or select the best of the best of your current shots and see what the f and mm were on those to help make your decision?
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Thanks! I did that and I am definitely in the wider camp.
FA31Ltd, here I come
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I am agreeing with you on the length and shutter speed( I think! I am new to this) Would like to hear from someone with the 35/2.4 about how they like it.
I have the DA 35mm f2.4 and love using it outside, but in use indoors, I find I have to bump the exposure quite a bit (alot of florecent bulbs). This is why I recommended the 50mm instead. I find it a bit odd though, under flood lights at the football field, that I have to knock the exposure down because it shoots too bright, without the flash.

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@rtrox,I'm in the same boat as you. Wife's pregnant and can't wait to get shots of the newborn, but don't think my 40mm is wide enough. I haven't seen much samples from the 35mm 2.4 yet, so haven't pulled the trigger. Anyone know if B&H or Adorama have a sample available in stores?
I bought mine thru Amazon. (out of stock now). Other threads about the availability of the DA 35mm comes up out of stock till mid-December, if I remember it correctly.

If you search for threads by frank, he did exhaustive testing of the DA 35mm and compared it to 3 other 35mm lenses, FA, DA 35mm Macro & A-35mm, if I also remember it correctly.

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I am agreeing with you on the length and shutter speed( I think! I am new to this) Would like to hear from someone with the 35/2.4 about how they like it.
I use both the M50/1.7 and DA35/2.4 for indoor shots with existing light. The 35/2.4 is on my camera all the time now and I am loving it! Great IQ, lightweight, and perfect focal length. I am very happy with the new lens.

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I use both the M50/1.7 and DA35/2.4 for indoor shots with existing light. The 35/2.4 is on my camera all the time now and I am loving it! Great IQ, lightweight, and perfect focal length. I am very happy with the new lens.
Thanks for the info! I am waiting to see some indoor lower light pictures from some Forum members on the Da so I can decide.
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As soon as it comes out in white, I'm buying the 35mm 2.4, and possibly selling (or trying to convince myself to keep) my M 50mm 1.7. It's just such a weird focal length to work with. :\
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As soon as it comes out in white, I'm buying the 35mm 2.4, and possibly selling (or trying to convince myself to keep) my M 50mm 1.7. It's just such a weird focal length to work with. :\
I suggest to keep it unless you have a 1.4 or AF 1.7 on the way. The 50/1.7 is too cheap to be replaced with anything more worthwhile in its price range imho. K-X + fast 50 is still one of the best combo for absolutely low, low light. That, and for those shallow DOF bokeh shots, the 50/1.7 will be more flexible than 35/2.4
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The 35mm is appearing to be a very capable lens (running one through it's paces now). And really, I don't think it's a good idea to try to shoot baby pics at f/1.4 anyway. If you're going for artsy, say just the eyelashes of one eye in focus then okay, but for the most part you'd want to stop down a big for that larger dof anyway. With a new baby I'm guessing funds are an issue (none of my babies are new and funds are ALWAYS an issue )
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You're going to be taking endless shots of your kids. The 50/1.4 will be perfect for you stopped down a lot of the time, but when you need that 1.4, it'll be there.
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