Help on what equipment to get.

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  1. Caldwell8792

    Caldwell8792 TPF Noob!

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    Hello, Im new to the forums =]
    Well here is the situatuion. I really love photography so I decided to get me a pretty decent camera but at the time I didn't know what it was I was looking for lens wise. I ended up getting an olympus digital 40-150mm 1:3.5-4.5 lens for my olympus E-500 camera. It's a great lens but Ive got to run a 1/2 mile away from my subject to get a good picture.

    Anyways, My mom loves my work and she wants me to do her wedding reception pictures ( mom & dad is gettin back together ) she said it will be alittle "dark" so I know I'll need a flash but I need another lens for closer pictures. but I dont know what to get exactly.

    So this is where you professionals come in ;) I didnt know if you guys could hook me up with a new lens and flash for no more than $300.00? give or take a little bit.
     
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    I'm not familiar with olympus camera's or lens, but if its gonna be dark and considering the fact that it is a wedding i would go with a fast lens, like a 50 or 85mm with at least a f/1.8 if not a 1.4!!!! good luck
     
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    Thank you for your reply, helps me out on what to look for. Im looking around right now and on B&H I found a macro 35mm with a f/3.5

    Do you all have any sites that I could look around on?
     
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    Try adorama, and amazon also!!! try to find something faster than a f/3.5, like 2.8, or 1.8
     
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    You will need a flash for indoors shots. Here's one at a reasonable price for your Olympus

    Vivitar | DF 383 Series 1 Digital TTL Shoe Mount | DF-383-OLY

    I am so excited your mom and dad are getting back together! That is the best news of all! Congratulations :thumbup:
     
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    Thanks man I appreciate that so much man. Im happy they are getting back together too
     
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    Gosh, I've been looking everywhere. I cant find any short lenses that arent 400 and 800 bucks!
     
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    Fast lenses (f2.8 or faster) tend to be more expensive because of the higher quality optics.

    John.
     
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    Go here to decide which lens you want.

    Then go to KEH, Adorama, Amazon or B&H Photo Video to find the price that works for you. Note: KEH is used gear and the other 3 carry both new and used.
     
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    That's largely because you have an Olympus camera.
     
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    I really prefer adorama to the others myself
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    Honestly Im only seeing f3.5- like 5.6's for my price range.

    So lets say I get a lens like 14-42 f3.5-f5.6
    How is this going to work?
     

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