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Lense for still camera


puffdaddy  (D License)

Jul 3, 2001, 9:19 PM
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Lense for still camera Can't Post

I am about to get into still photography. Any suggestions on lenses, settings and focus?

mhofstra  (D 88925)

Jul 4, 2001, 12:23 AM
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Re: Lense for still camera [In reply to] Can't Post

I just put a still camera on my bonehead and had the same question. I asked around a lot with camera jumpers on different DZ. This helps a lot and you get lots of input.

You definitely want a wide angle lens if you're just beginning shooting stills. Probably something like a 28 to 24 mm. If you go wider this will have the disadvantage that you have be pretty close to the formation to fill the whole picture.

You don't have to buy a very expensive lens, make sure that it is pretty solid, so it can withstand a couple shocks here and there. You always have sufficient light when you're shooting your pictures, so that should not be a problem.

On my camera (Canon EOS 50) I am working with a 19-28 Voigtlander lens. Most of the times I have it set to 24 mm. By the way if you need to secure your lens setting a tandem rubber band around the lens works great.

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