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Lens Advice!

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by W!ll, 30 Jan 2006.

  1. W!ll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,364

    Location: Tamworth

    Right i have to photograph the thursday opening night for a good mate of mine at the hotel/club complex i work in. He's a progressing DJ plays at many places in sheffield including Gatecrasher!

    I am in need of a lens that is sharp and fast at large apeture inorder to take photos in such a dark environment, obviously i cannot spend an extremely silly amount but i can stretch a bit for a good lens to go on my Canon 10D for this occasion.

    Any advice?

    Will
     
  2. Raymond Lin

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 20 Oct 2002

    Posts: 65,921

    Location: Wish i was in .Lethal's house

    50mm 1.8 for £80 is the cheapest with biggest aperture you are going to get, use it with ISO 800 and a steady hand and hope for the best.

    take a tripod and a flash with you as well, bounce it off ceiling or use a diffuser to even out the light.
     
  3. SDK^

    Capodecina

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 18,654

    cheap option - Canon 50mm 1.8 - £80
    Better option - Canon 50mm 1.4 - £350
     
  4. W!ll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,364

    Location: Tamworth

    The responses i thought i'd get, and i want the 1.4 but i just can't justify the cash :(.
     
  5. Sleepyd

    Hitman

    Joined: 30 Sep 2005

    Posts: 696

    I think once you see the results from the lens you wont use it just the once ;)

    To add to the above, I've seen a few good opinions of the Sigma 30mm f/1.4 HSM if the 50mm is too long. ~£290
     
  6. W!ll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,364

    Location: Tamworth

    Aye i wreally would prefer something that with digital crop is 50mm, not the 50mm which becoems 75mmish. . . I don't have that much disposable income!
     
  7. Darryn

    Mobster

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,414

    Location: Colne.... Up Norf.

    Ive just picked one of these up for under £220 off ebay, brand new, its coming from Hong Kong and I may get charged import duty, but im sure it wont be £130.
     
  8. TomWilko

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jun 2003

    Posts: 4,088

    Location: UK

    Life is all about compromise :)
     
  9. W!ll

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 2,364

    Location: Tamworth

    I know, but comprimise and patience suck!