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18-55mm lens or 55-200mm lens?

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Mike2focus
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Message posted at 09/21/2011, 20:08:00 PM by Mike2focus
I just purchased a 55-200mm lens and have only shot with it a few times. I have a hypothetical question... If you were shooting a lone tree in the middle of a field and you wanted the tree to fill practically the entire picture, which you could achieve with either your 18-55mm or your 55-200mm lens, which lens would you choose and why?
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh

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Afagundes
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Message posted at 09/21/2011, 20:47:54 PM by Afagundes
If you want to isolate the tree from the background I would go for the telephoto, if I want to emphasize the size of the tree I would use the wide angle.
Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EF 17-40mm USM f/4L Canon EF 24...

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Zenonk
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Message posted at 09/22/2011, 07:38:09 AM by Zenonk
and here is why

http://www.digital-photography-school.com/how-to-use-your-zoom-lens-as-a-compositional-aid

Canon 50d, Tamron 28-70mm f2.8, Sigma 50mm f1.4

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Mike2focus
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Message posted at 09/22/2011, 08:46:40 AM by Mike2focus
Thanks so much, Zenonk. That's the exact kind of info I was looking for! Being quite new to photography I've only been focusing on f stop, aperture size and ISO. Focal Length brings another variable to the equation that I'm trying to get a grip on. Great link you provided.
Nikon, Adobe and Macintosh

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Mlhead
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Message posted at 09/26/2011, 11:08:09 AM by Mlhead
Nice link, thanks.



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Franant
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Message posted at 09/27/2011, 16:36:35 PM by Franant
thanks for the link:)
Canon Eos 5D, canon 24-105 L; flash, softbox, brolly...

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Agaliza
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Message posted at 10/21/2011, 15:58:28 PM by Agaliza
Great read. Thanks for sharing Zenonk.


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