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 !

    View attachment 14065

    Ralph (greets from Amsterdam ;-)
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