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Question - Good lenses for underground/dark places

Discussion in 'Photography and Video Forum' started by WelshMoocher, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. WelshMoocher

    WelshMoocher Hello Dave!
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    Hi all,

    Can I seek some advice please?

    I've got a Canon DSLR (700D), and wanted to know the best general lens for underground/dark places please?

    I currently have 18-55 IS (Kit)
    70-300 f/4 - 5.6
    50mm Prime f/1.8

    Any tips?

    Thanks,
     

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  2. WhoDaresWins

    WhoDaresWins Let's do this
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    Most people go for a wide angle lens. For crop sensors, like the 700D, the Tokina 11-16mm lens is well recommended. I had one and loved it. Pretty decent price too. It's a constant f2.8 too so pretty wide open it will let lots of light in. But saying that, being underground you really need a tripod and once you learn how to use the settings for long exposures you can use most lenses.
     
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    sirjonnyp 28DL Regular User
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    Doesn't really matter underground, the important thing is a tripod and how well you can light the place.
     
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  5. WelshMoocher

    WelshMoocher Hello Dave!
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    Thanks, I've got two tidy tripods, and I use a Lenser p7.2 for light painting, and can flood fill with two high-power LED off camera units. Just looking for the right lens now :)
     
  6. WelshMoocher

    WelshMoocher Hello Dave!
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    Thanks for the info, just had a browse on e-bay, some nice prices on there!
     
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  7. WelshMoocher

    WelshMoocher Hello Dave!
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    @drhowser nice! Bit overkill for me though, unless I take up underground assassination as a side line ;)
     
  8. The Wombat

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    I have a similar Camera, and as WhoDaresWins has recommended, I also run the Tokina 11-16mm F2.8.
    Have been very pleased with it so far :)
    I know a couple of people who run a Sigma 10-20 and they seem to be pretty good
     
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  9. WelshMoocher

    WelshMoocher Hello Dave!
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    Thanks guys, two votes for the same lens, so I think next stop...ebay!
     
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  10. The Wombat

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    I asked this forum a year ago, and had some good suggestions and advise then.
    Went with the Tokina, but the genuine Canon was a good contender too
     
  11. Lenston

    Lenston Bajo Tierra
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    Another vote for the Tokina, with the infinity mark it makes shooting underground much easier.
     
  12. Sneaky_d

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    +1 tokina 11-16
     
  13. BrainL

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    Yep another one for the Tokina... been using it a good few months now and no complaints
     
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