Low light lens for event photography

Started May 18, 2017 | Discussions thread
nixda Veteran Member • Posts: 5,515
Re: Low light lens for event photography

Matt Pitts wrote:

Hi guys,

I'm after some advice on a fast focusing low light lens for my xt-2

I have been using the 16-55mm 2.8 and find that it's pretty slow to focus in low light situations I was working at eve to last night and struggled with the lens.

I'm generally photographing events, so fast focus is vital.

Any advice much appreciated.

I just wanted to reiterate what George already wrote. Using a lens that can focus quickly is important, but learning how to make it focus quickly is just as important, if not more. One needs to focus on something with pronounced contrast within the focus box, and there can be a difference between horizontally and vertically oriented contrast.

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