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In general, the more you design a lens to be able to do, the less it will be able to do all of them well. That's why there is no such thing as a "best" lens. There are only lenses that are "better" or "worse" for a specific task. The more disparate tasks you expect a lens to be able to do, the less you can expect such a lens to do any of those tasks as well ...


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Since you’re “back from Europe” and are just now seeing your shots, I’m going to assume you shot film. When exposing film, it’s important that you understand how much latitude the film has in capturing the scene and whether you can play with that in development. What you should be doing is taking a meter reading off the sky, the building, and anything else ...


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In line with @Reid, I would strongly recommend a tripod if at all possible (when you don't have human subjects). The advice from previous answers is good advice: a fast prime and modest amount of ISO (below visible noise distortion levels) and the longest shutter speed where you can hold the camera still (I don't think your rig has image stabilisation but if ...


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