Candid people photography with 10-18/F4?

Started Dec 31, 2012 | Discussions thread
Puddleglum Regular Member • Posts: 259
Re: Candid people photography with 10-18/F4?

Karsten Meyer wrote:

An ultra wide angle is good for landscapes, architecture and rooms. Crazy idea to use it for people. Either you have to nearly touch the nose of these people or it will be hard to find these on the picture.

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I forget who or where, but recently I saw someone review an ultra-wide legacy lens on the NEX-7. The advantage of an ultra-wide is that you can get very short hyperfocal distances, eliminating any concern about missing focus. They had lots of neat street candids on flickr, basically standing on the sidewalk and quickly snapping photos of people as they passed. I guess a deep DoF is unfashionable these days but I thought some of the images were quite compelling.

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