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Old Feb 5, 2006, 6:24 PM   #1
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What lens (reasonable priced) would yourecommend for the KM 5Dfor low light shots. Not night shots but inside churches, museums etc. where flash is not allowed. Also, with a reasonable zoom for framing shots and taking outdoor scenic shots. At this time all I have is the 70-210 f4. Thanks!
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 6:39 PM   #2
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A Maxxum 100mm F2.8 might meet your needs.

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Old Feb 5, 2006, 6:47 PM   #3
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You want f2.8 or faster, you can get 2.8 zooms if you have enough money but wider angle primes can be had for 300 or less (28/2 50/1.7), I keep hearing good things about the 85/1.4 but at $680 I dont have any first hand experiance with it. The 50mm is the cheapest of the fast lenses but I dont know what focal length you need.
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Old Feb 5, 2006, 9:25 PM   #4
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Thanks, I have been looking at the 50mm 1.7 after reading about it on this forum and I will look at the 100mm. On this forum I have read some good things about the 35-70 f4 but maybe it would not be fast enough for the interior shots. We are going on an extended vacation where I will be doing a lot of going from taking interior shots to outside taking shots of buildings and landscapes and I wanted to avoid changing lenses as much as possible. Thanks for your suggestions and any others you might have.
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 12:41 AM   #5
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Get a 50mm f/1.7

That's your least expensive entry point for a good low light lens.

The 50mm f/1.4 be a another choice (more expensive)

If you need something wider, look at the 28mm f/2 or 35mm f/2. The 35mm f/1.4 would be another choice (more expensive).

If you need something a bit longer, look at the 85mm f/1.4 or 100mm f/2.

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Old Feb 6, 2006, 10:54 AM   #6
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The KM 28-75 F2.8 is a good lens.
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Old Feb 6, 2006, 11:19 AM   #7
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The KM 28-75 F2.8 is a good lens.
Yea.. I've got a feeling I'll get one eventually. Everyone seems to praise it.

The 28mm f/2 is my most used lens indoors for existing light. It keeps me in a smaller and lighter package, and it's bright and sharp (and light is too low at some of the places I want to take photos at for f2.8. Even f/2 is "pushing it" for some of the dimly lit bars around here).





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