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Craig Fraiser
 

Is There A Best Lens For Waterfalls...


I am a beginner and I really like shooting waterfalls, cascades, small streams, etc. Is there any "ideal" lens for these situations? I have a Pentax ZX-L that came with a Pentax 28-90MM lens. I appreciate any and all advice.

Craig Fraiser


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10/26/2004 6:58:17 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  just as long as it's clear and sharp.


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10/26/2004 7:00:59 PM

 
Craig Fraiser   I read an article recently written buy an expert that said if he had only one lens to choose for this type of shooting it would be a 24 MM...

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10/26/2004 7:18:49 PM

 
Gregory LaGrange
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  That may be ideal for him. And it may be ideal for how close he gets to the waterfall. Wouldn't be ideal for shooting a different perspective or distance.


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10/26/2004 8:40:52 PM

 
Bob Cammarata
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For small falls on tiny creeks, a longer lens will help fill the frame without having to get too close.
I've had problems with water splashing onto my lens when trying to fill the frame with a wide-angle.

The enclosed example was taken with a 180 mm from about 8 feet away.


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10/27/2004 4:28:37 AM

 
Craig Fraiser   Thanks to Greg and Bob...

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10/27/2004 5:38:18 AM

 
Jacques G-L   Craig
Lens is a perspective solution. Like the 105mm is call a good portrait lens because that and also the distance you have to be from the subject keep him confortable. But with a wide you have a grater depht of field. The tele compress perspective.


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11/9/2004 8:04:01 PM

 
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