Which lens for the festival?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by D.M. Procida, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. D.M. Procida

    D.M. Procida Guest

    I'm going to a festival next weekend -
    <http://www.thelaugharneweekend.com/> - and I'm wondering what lens to

    Of the few pictures I kept of last year's festival with a K100D and (I
    think) a 50mm lens, I cropped most of them.

    I don't think that I did very well with most of the indoor shots. They
    all needed to be cropped, and they were nearly all at 1/30s and needed
    to have the exposure bumped up a bit in Aperture.

    This year I will take my new MX Super instead of the K100D. I have half
    a roll of Kodachrome in it (don't ask) and a roll of B&W 400 to go in.

    The lenses at my disposal are:

    f/2.8 28mm
    f/2.8 40mm
    f/1.7 50mm
    f/3.5 135mm

    My inclination is to use the 40mm or the 50mm.

    I don't really mind what I take pictures of, but I don't want to take
    photographs that need to be cropped. I am hoping that the big viewfinder
    of the MX will help me make better compositions than I manage with the

    So, what lens should I take?

    D.M. Procida, Apr 5, 2010
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    Paul Giverin Guest

    In message
    I don't think you should take your f/2.8 28mm. I think you should sell
    it to me :)

    I find that my 50mm f/1.7 isn't wide enough at times but if you say that
    50mm on a crop dslr was fine then I'd go for the 50mm. If you are
    shooting indoors, the large aperture will be handy.
    Paul Giverin, Apr 5, 2010
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    D.M. Procida Guest

    I got mine on eBay for only about £30!

    In fact I have two - one a friend gave me to repair, which I did, but I
    haven't adjusted it to the scale yet.

    D.M. Procida, Apr 5, 2010
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    D.M. Procida Guest

    It's worse than that - it was a 50mm on a small DSLR sensor before, and
    this year I'll be using 35mm film. But, I feel the answer to that is to
    try a different approach to taking the pictures.
    I think that the f1.7 is quite a bit more flexible.

    D.M. Procida, Apr 5, 2010
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    D.M. Procida Guest

    Yeah, I know.
    If I take more lenses then I'll spend more time fiddling with lenses.
    I'd rather practise getting the best kind of picture with whatever I
    have to hand.

    D.M. Procida, Apr 6, 2010
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