1. Welcome to NikonCafe.com—a friendly Nikon camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

what's the best buy for Party-photograph?

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by Francis, Aug 19, 2005.

  1. Francis


    May 7, 2005
    I already have a nikkor AF 50 f/1.8 and a Tokina 12-24 f/4.
    The nikkor 50 f/1.8 I can probably use without a flash but to get 2 or 3 people all together on the picture, dancing on the dancefloor I have to increase my shooting distance, and maybe there's not enough place to do that, I guess the 50 mm f/1.8 is great for pictures of the DJ. The Tokina can be used with a flash eventually.
    Another option could be Nikkor AF 35 f/2D, or the Sigma 30 mm F1.4 EX DC HSM

    PS : The Nikkor AF 28 f/1.4D is a "no go" b/c "too expensive" :shock:

    Some advice is really appreciated :) 
  2. jfrancis


    May 8, 2005
    Orlando, FL
    The 12-24 is certainly an option - especially at the long end. Another - albeit pricey - is the 28-70. I love this lens :shock:
  3. Party lens

    18-70 on a budget, 17-55 no budget.
  4. That's what The Beast is best at, Francis, but it's not too good if you're on a budget. I'll vote for the 18-70 plus an sb800.
  5. Francis...I have the 17-55 and absolutly love it. It is sharp and good contrast.

    Hope this helps,
  6. Francis


    May 7, 2005
    I know this is a fantastic lens, but my budget doesn't allow it now, I'm looking at the Sigma 18-50 f/2.8 as a replacement for that Nikkor 17-55.
    Not a real toplens but probably good enough to do the job I want :) 
  7. digitalfrog

    digitalfrog Guest

    for me, party = fisheye :) 

    The 10.5 is soldered to my camera !

    Subscribe to see EXIF info for this image (if available)

    View attachment 14065

    Ralph (greets from Amsterdam ;-)
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.