If you were putting a kit together to shoot toddlers?

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If you were putting a kit together to shoot toddlers?
Jun 20, 2012

Ok, I have spent my short photographic existence shooting architecture and some macro stuff. I have a 35da macro, da 15mm, and Sigma 10-20mm. I never shoot anything long.

I now have a little girl and with summer here, I find myself shooting mostly shots of her with probably the wrong lenses for the job. I am outside shooting a really slow to focus da 35mm, the kit lens (blah), or the 15mm (which can give you some cool perspective shots). I do have a manual Takumar 135mm f4.0, but I can't keep a 16 month old in focus beyond being lucky.

So what would you put together for a kit to capture an active toddler? I was looking at maybe the 70mm or the 50-135mm, and then maybe the da 21mm? I don't really need WR as a priority. I need something faster to focus and then also something longer, but I don't experience as to how long. Is 70mm fine, is 135 more useful? I do like a faster lens for dusk shots, etc., i.e. my choices. I like the idea of the 50-135 zoom, but the thing looks as long as my forearm in pictures. I like the 70mm for it's size, and I love the pancakes, but that doesn't get me too long and maybe not as versatile, but maybe that's ok. The 21mm seems a nice wider length, but again, I don't know.

So I like the zoom concept, but am I going to lug that thing around chasing a kid? What would you put together for the best lenses for this type of shooting?

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