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I have my sigma 17-55 f2.8 almost always on my APS-C camera. Depending on the what you want to photograph, a pancake lens can be an option.


From what I understand choice of lens largely depends on where you want to be. If you want to be in the scene, right there with your subjects, 50mm and wider lenses will be your choice. If you want to be out of your scene, and have it largely unaffected by your presence, medium telephoto lenses is your choice. (Personally I prefer 85/1.8.)


This is very much a matter of preference and taste. Henri Cartier-Bresson was inseparable from his 50. The same holds for Jean Gaumy. On the other hand photographers like Bruce Davidson and Joel Meyerowitz seem to have a preference for wider lenses like 35 and even 28. One thing is sure: Any focal length longer than 50 is not an option. An 85 will make great ...


I am (amongst too many other things) a 'Street Photography' enthusiast. The following is based on 'what works for me'. Tastes vary. For an APS-C camera I very strongly recommend a zoom with a minimum focal length of around 17 or 18 mm and a top end of as much as you can afford at the quality level desired. ie 17-55 mm is an excellent start, but 17-100+ mm ...


For street photography, using a long focal length can be a little crippling because you might lose some of the interesting perspectives given by shorter focal length lenses. Another thing to note is that with a short focal length lens, you can compose people into the frame and make it look like you're not really aiming at that person. If I see someone ...

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