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  1. Timppa

    Timppa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    ... A FATHER!

    Hi :D
    in a couple of months the big day is there, I will be a father! I am really happy and I am already thinking, how can I make the best pictures possible :)
    What would you recommend to me to get the most out of it?
    I currently have a D7500 with Nikon 16-80 2.8-4
    then a wide angle 10-20 and a zoom 200-500 (but I don't think these are so usefull).

    I was thinking about the Sigma 18-35 f/1.8, because its IQ is amazing, but I do hear that it has some focusing issues? Also on my crop and when I want to film in 4k (ofcourse), it becomes a 40-80mm (roughly equivalent), covering the 50mm and 80mm that I read is great for baby photography, But is it also for filming?
    Or should I just go with a 24mm, 35mm or 50mm prime lens?

    How about macro lenses? would these be great for this kind of photography?

    Thank you in advance! :)


     
  2. Call_me_Tom

    Call_me_Tom TPF Noob!

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    I’m a new father myself, what you currently have is fine for photos of your kid. I’m not knowledgeable about video, if I were to add one item it’d be a 35 fast prime.
     
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    Fujidave Blue eyed and Beautiful Supporting Member

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    Congrats to you and your family, I agree on maybe getting the 35mm prime as I loved my one when I had Nikon.
     
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    Congrat's.
     
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    NancyMoranG Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    You think you are going to have time for photos?!
    Just kidding. Congrats and best wishes.
    Sorry can't help on the photo question....
     
  6. Timppa

    Timppa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thank you all :)

    So I guess a 35mm prime it is!
    I am really thinking for the Sigma 18-35 though, that is like so many primes in one!
    And in video I get a 1.5 crop, so if i want a 35mm equivalent I can use it at 24mm (without buying another prime ^^)
     
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    All the very best to you............
     
  8. Timppa

    Timppa No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Alright, I have made a decision!
    I am able to buy a good prices Sigma 18-35 (425EUR or 480USD) in excellent condition, next week I am picking it up :D
     
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    Congratulations! Beside lenses, if you do not have a flash yet, I will recommend one (or more).
     
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