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Old May 24, 2007, 10:51 AM   #1
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My wife and I were at a party shooting withmy 20D and 50mm f/1.8. I felt, she was fine,it wasn't wide enough. I wasn't able to get full body shots of people dancing. All were waist up or head shots unless I stood pretty far back but they othercouples would get in the way. I'm looking for something a little wider like the28mm f/1.8. Anyone here have experience with this lens or have other suggestions? Thanks!

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Old May 24, 2007, 3:37 PM   #2
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Yup it was my favourite lens on my 20D when in the UK (where the light is challenging most of the time) in Africa I would simply use the 17-85.

A few examples...












As an alternative the Sigma 30mm f1.4 gets pretty good reviews.

Now that I have moved to the 5D I use the 50mm f1.4 and the 24-105 L for the same jobs.
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Old May 24, 2007, 4:03 PM   #3
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Great shots! Thanks peripatetic!
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Old May 24, 2007, 5:41 PM   #4
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I think all of those were taken wide open at f1.8 btw.
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Old May 24, 2007, 6:35 PM   #5
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@Peripatetic,

Great images. I love the second one...totally different feel. and

the 24-105 is such a great lens on 5D. Very useful on various situations. Love that lens.

the other lens which i think is best on 5D is the 85mm F1.2. Terrific for low light portraits. At ISO800 it produces CLEAN images at even 12*18 prints.. Very CLEAN.

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