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So, my dilemma is this. I need a lens to use with my D70 that will allow me to take shots of two and three people standing posing, all shaking hands and holding an award or certificate at about waist height. The requirement for me is that I be 6-10 feet away while taking the shot and that I get from the knees to above the head in the photo. Actually a full body would be nice. Any suggestions? Thanks, Avery...

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    Default full body from 6 feet away... lens for a D70?

    So, my dilemma is this.

    I need a lens to use with my D70 that will allow me to take shots of
    two and three people standing posing, all shaking hands and holding an
    award or certificate at about waist height.

    The requirement for me is that I be 6-10 feet away while taking the
    shot and that I get from the knees to above the head in the photo.
    Actually a full body would be nice.

    Any suggestions?

    Thanks,
    Avery

    Avery Guest

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    On 13 Mar 2005 12:53:14 -0800, in rec.photo.digital.slr-systems "Avery"
    <net> wrote:
     

    The kit lens should be able to do this, no?
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    "Ed Ruf" <net> wrote in message
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    > The kit lens should be able to do this, no?[/ref]

    And quite well, too.


    C Guest

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    On 13 Mar 2005 12:53:14 -0800, "Avery" <net>
    wrote:
     
    A 35-mm lens will do that in a vertical shot. 28 mm just about in a
    horizontal shot. Distance about 3 m in both cases. To get 3 people in
    you probably want horizontal. I would go for a 24 mm lens.

    HTH


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    Full Body? I would suggest the Tokina Pro 12-24/4...I use it and at
    half the price and all the optical quality of the Nikon, it's a no
    brainer.

    JR
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    "C J Campbell" <com> wrote in message
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    >>
    >> The kit lens should be able to do this, no?[/ref]
    >
    > And quite well, too.
    >[/ref]
    And at a great price. From 10 feet away, I can photograph my refrigerator,
    stove, sink and dishwasher, with plenty of room to spare to the ceiling and
    above, and to the floor and more. To crop three people holding an award
    from the knees up I'd have to zoom "in" quite a bit. (I just tried this and
    measured the distance from the fridge with a tape measure.) Even better,
    the built-in flash should work fine at these distances and focal lengths.

    It really is a great lens for the buck. I think people who buy the camera
    without the kit lens are missing a real bargain even if you have other
    lenses, unless they cover the same area and are AF lenses.


    Sheldon Guest

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    "Avery" <net> writes:
     

    Holding the camera level will be *very* important! And even so you're
    the close distance is going to exaggerate anything coming towards the
    camera. You'll need to pay attention to posing to make that part work
    out.
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