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Small Lens Kit / Two Go-To Primes for D7000

SnapSnapSnap

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SnapSnapSnap Registered since 08th Nov 2010
Thu 14-Apr-11 03:08 PM | edited Thu 14-Apr-11 03:13 PM by SnapSnapSnap

I have reduced my kit and now try to shoot only primes. I do event photography and I'm feeling the urge to pick up a second body soon.

Thought I'd share the experience (prior to the photos) in case any of you were fretting getting a good kit together with recent supply issues.

Last night I shot an event with just my 35/1.8G.

I have used the 50/1.8 D at the same event.

The setting is a mid sized two room restaurant with a full bar and dj/live band in the main room. I can also get guests on the way in or out in the hall/entry way of the resort where the "club" is but the lighting has a lot of yellow cast. The interior lights cycle from blue to red slowly and there is a great "dynamic" space from light to dark inside the mainroom.

These two lenses do different things for nightlife. The 50 makes a great bokeh if you place the person really close to your lens and a fair distance from a busy varied background (like the liquor shelves behind the bar).

The 35 stopped down to 3.2 never misses a shot (3.2 - 1/50 - 1600 - M) and I decided my hand holding technique without VR/OS is fine @ 1/50 with most motion stopped good as well.

I'm seeing 1/3 to 1/2 of the little graph on most photos, telling me that I am capturing a nice amount of light. I shoot with a sb700 usually set to -0.3 or -0.7 using the bounce card and flash head pointed 90 degrees.

I know it seems silly to shoot a paid event with a $200 prime lens only and have to punch up more flash and step back if I need to "zoom out".

And the number one piece of advice I have for a DSLR in a nightclub is don't shoot people with a mirror behind them!

Comments or tips welcome. recent event photos on http://facebook.com/nikonaddict

Thanks. (Note, the settings above NOT in all photos on FB... most were (1/125 - 800 to 3200 - S Mode).

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