Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
06-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #31
Pentaxian
Marc Sabatella's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Denver, CO
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 10,686
I've never done the math either, but it's glaringly obvious to me that my DA15/4 is one of my "fastest" lenses, in sense of being able to generate fast enough shutter speeds to stop motion at that AOV. Way more keepers in low light despite needing slower shutter speeds than my f/2.8 and faster lenses, because at that wide AOV, it doesn't take a very fast shutter speed to stop motion.

07-04-2012, 01:12 PM   #32
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2011
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 329
QuoteOriginally posted by td186 Quote
Thanks for the recommendations everyone, I was actually looking at the DA 35 2.4 but don't know if I'll like a prime (would be my first one) but that tamron sounds mighty nice. It would be mainly for indoor low light shots of kids and family so auto focus is a must. Thanks again!
i just went down this road months ago, even bought the Tamron 17-50 (not much better IQ than kit lense imho, but the 17mm and constant aperature is nice). With the F2.8 i cant get a proper exposed photo any faster than 1/30-1/60 at ISO 800 indoors and you need at least 1/125 to slow down a kid. Many people recommended a flash but i thought flashes were dum only because my only flash experience was the built in pop-ups. What i did on the cheap is buy a manual YN560 Flash ($80ish) and a set of comboy triggers ($40ish), now i just set the flash behind me in the room, doesnt need to be mounted on camera and bounce off the ceiling, with a little practice you wont even tell they are flash photos and all will be properally lit moment stoppers. Just get yourself 8 rechargeable AA's, flash uses 4 but only lasts about 50 pics.
07-04-2012, 03:28 PM   #33
Loyal Site Supporter
eddie1960's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,264
gotta say i'm very impressed with the da 35 2.4, rivals some lenses i would have thought to be much better and better at 35 than any zoom i've tried
07-04-2012, 03:29 PM   #34
Loyal Site Supporter
eddie1960's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,264
QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Sabatella Quote
I've never done the math either, but it's glaringly obvious to me that my DA15/4 is one of my "fastest" lenses, in sense of being able to generate fast enough shutter speeds to stop motion at that AOV. Way more keepers in low light despite needing slower shutter speeds than my f/2.8 and faster lenses, because at that wide AOV, it doesn't take a very fast shutter speed to stop motion.
that is the thing with WA lenses you get away with speeds that would be unacceptable on longer FL, i've shot silly slow speeds at concerts with my DA14 2.8 and got a usable shot

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
camera, lens, pentax help, photography
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
whats a good lens for indoor photography in a budget cwarnock Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 12 02-24-2012 03:03 PM
budget fast semi-wide zoom? ripit Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 7 07-11-2011 06:50 PM
Bought my first budget 'fast' lens... how'd I do? Javaslinger Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 03-29-2010 11:03 AM
need good bokeh fast lens for wedding spiritflare Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 6 12-13-2009 02:08 PM
Fast, Good Macro Lens? Mark Morb Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 45 10-27-2009 04:47 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:20 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top