Going to the toilets... what lens should I take ?

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
ImageAmateur Senior Member • Posts: 4,715
Re: Depending on the type of toilet..this is at Nikon

M Lammerse wrote:

Hi J-P,

Not sure what you mean with left..left when you sit on it....or left when standing in front of it

Let me explain a bit about Japanese トイレ (in romaji that is toire...pronounced as "toy re") or toilet.

As with bath Japanese like also a bit luxury when they have to be at their own...toilet or bath (I don't mean that they perform the same habits at both places.)
This is a 'simple' company toilet - so it has only seat heating and 'butt flush'
The more luxurious ones have build in music (or sound of a waterfall something like that for those moments you do not want to let some one hear some specific sounds) a color lcd display for better temperature or cooling adjustment, seat height adjustment (electric of course) cleaning functionality, water massage spray for that back part. You even have them with certain massage functionality when you have problems with constipation. (personally I have no experience with those toilets.)

I really hope this explanation gave you your answer?


JP Scherrer wrote:

M Lammerse wrote:


How often do I hear that people are not prepared to do toilet photography (also referred as toilet shooting) and taking the wrong lens to do the job

And as you may not be surprised about it, it depends on several things. The size of the toilet, the lighting (fast lens/flash setup?)

This photo (full size) is fresh from the press (or fresh from the toilet so to say) at Nikon Osaka and it is quite narrow. So I used the D3S (ISO 12800) and the 14-24mm F/2.8G at F/4
The lens is perfect for it. I was in a hurry, so sorry for boring composition.

Keep in mind this is with lit down. You can have much more creative toilet shooting with the lit up...depending on the content inside of course.

Good luck with your toiletography.

Thanks for this very interesting post and image, Michael !

One question: what's that thing on the left of the "seat" ?


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Thank you for the enlightening cultural lesson. Shows that even in the 'crappiest topic' one can learn something....

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