Heated debate about 17mm/1.8

Started Sep 3, 2013 | Discussions thread
Ulfric M Douglas
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Re: Heated debate about 17mm/1.8
In reply to honeyiscool, Sep 6, 2013

honeyiscool wrote:

... At a smaller venue, the 17mm-20mm focal length is actually relatively perfect.

It's easy to confuse the 20mm in that use. Take a picture of the drummer (about 10 feet from stage). The guitarist is doing something fun and running around (4-6 feet), attempt to refocus, guitarist is long gone and now the lens is hunting because there's only black behind it, and at least on the Panasonic G5, this meant that now I can't take any pictures for 10 seconds. Now, the lens is focused God knows where and there's the lead singer 2 feet from the stage, another hunting cycle.

I switched to 17mm f/1.8. Fine pictures every time I point the camera somewhere.

Yeah this is a great description. Nothing else will do that precise job right now.

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