Buying Lens for shooting kids, need advise.

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pawelmod Forum Member • Posts: 52
Re: Buying Lens for shooting kids, need advise.

10DeeQ wrote:

pawelmod wrote:

10DeeQ wrote:

thx guys, getting my self the 24-105 f4

Congrats!

Here is some of my experience with shooting my kiddo.
When my son was younger (0-3years) and needed more care, and I was the only person around, I was always using A7III + 35mm. The reason for that was that I was able to shoot using one hand only. With zoom you always need both hands.
In all other situations I'm using 24105 outdoor and 35 1.8 or 85 1.8 indoor (especially with poor light). 1.8 works nicely with shooting one person.

But you have a two daughters which means that most often you want to have them both sharp so you need use at least F4/5.6 because of DOF. That means that 24105 will work perfectly for you. One more benefit: 24105G is the only standard zoom lens with OSS which makes a difference for video (pretty sure that you are video recording as well

PS. After thousand of shots I have realized that that 70% of all my keepers are shot @24 and @105 which means that focal length range works for me.

wow , never thought about he DOF and 2 kids, it's very clever

thanks 😁

Unfortunately these are the limitations. But you can use many techniques to have good enough DOF, eg.:

- shorter focal length so you could use larger aperture of needed (e.g. for 35mm F4 on FF, when object is 2 meters from you DOS = 75cm, quite a lot. But 105mm DOF = only 8cm)
- use small apertures F5.6 -> F11 with speed lights

I quite often using DOF simulator - Camera depth of field calculator with visual background blur and bokeh simulation. to play with lenses and DOF.

Enjoy!

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Sony a7 III Sony FE 70-200 F4 Sony FE 24-105mm F4 Sony a6000 Sigma 30mm F1.4 (E/EF-M mounts) +3 more
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