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Horses for courses mate, it's what makes life so great I found that when I have asked in the past, they are only TO READY TO HELP and start to bloody pose lol The shots for me seemed unreal and not as candid as I desired. Whateva works though mate. Keep on keepin' on
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in street candids I use a 70-200mm lens often catching faces that are not cheesed up for the camera, much better I feel
Sell your camera, and buy a Nikon D200 and 18-200mm VR when they become available; maybe next year.
I think you can get good results with a variety of kit, all the way from about 135 tele to 20mm wide it all depends how you work. Probably the most useful lenses are 35, 50 or 85mm in 35mm terms. So you could consider using the 60mm or perhaps a Sigma 28mm.
I do however think it's often worth chatting to people when you're taking pictures as you'll be surprised how many are quite happy for you to do so, and not mug too much (the second shot's usually better.) Making that contact also provides you with backgound information that can help you get a better shot next time.
Horses for courses indeed. The only way you'll really now is to get out there and start photographing, it all comes with practise.
You never stop learning.
Quote: You never stop learning
Unless you're dead.
then its too late, but people then buy your prints as you become a master of photography or not
you could always get oneof those Sigma 800mm lenses and stand on a tall building's roof - you'll not be spotted there
Didn't really want to buy another camera, Im still umm-ing and arr-ing over the lens. I think I'll opt for the 50mm and try several approaches of asking and covert walk-bys and check my results. Hopefully I'll get out and about the weekend!
David, I've recently bought a 50mm 1.8 lens, mainly for trying out portraits, but I can see why it has been mentioned here. It has a similar range to the eye, it's fast, sharp and also a relatively cheaper option than a mid range zoom.
I'm wondering on the 28mm as this is a close 50mm equiv. Putting the 50mm on my 20D is going to make it 80mm equiv. It's costlier for the f1.8 but thinking the wider angle would be a benefit.
Sigma have created a special fast 30mm lens for the reasons you mention.
The Canon one looks better, well if its the one i'm comparing it against. Plus its Canon.
Hi.. M a biggner can anybody suggest.. which lens is the best for candid photography..
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