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    Default Advice for lens to use at Camden Lock market

    I'm going on a daytrip to Camden Lock market and given the crowded environment,don't want to be forever changing lenses.

    My intentions are mainly street scene/atmosphere shots,combined with people shots,so,could you please suggest which one of my lenses I should stick to in the main?Also,shall I use my(diffused) flashgun,or not?

    Many thanks in advance..
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    Default Re: Advice for lens to use at Camden Lock market

    Personally I’d go for the 18-55....

    I have taken a 70-300 for street and market shots and found myself too close, I suspect you might find the same with your 55-250. And it’s a longer lens which makes it more noticeable

    No flashgun. You have your built in flash on the 550 anyway but you don’t want to be too intrusive with a lot of kit
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    Default Re: Advice for lens to use at Camden Lock market

    Thanks bo,I'll take that lens and maybe my 50 too?

    I'll leave my flashgun and large camera bag at home and just take my small one,it's a lot less obvious.
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    Default Re: Advice for lens to use at Camden Lock market

    Why would you need a 50 prime? Not for the f1.8 in daytime, and your camera will cope with a higher ISO indoors under the bright lights.

    If you mean the 55-200 zoom then yes I’d be keen to tuck that into my bag just in case you came across a scene a bit further away that you wanted to get involved with

    Have fun .... it’s a colorful and busy place and great for street photography.
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    Default Re: Advice for lens to use at Camden Lock market

    Ok cool,the 18-55 and 55-250 zoom it will be.

    It looks good for street photography,which is what I enjoy and why I chose the trip,so thanks for your good wishes.
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    Default Re: Advice for lens to use at Camden Lock market

    Update;That was good advice thanks bo regarding which lenses to take,having been on the trip earlier today.

    There were a few occasions where my 10-18mm would have come in handy,but I coped fine without it.The 55-250 got quite a bit of use too on distance shots.

    As for using flash,I used my built-in one when needed and just added some +compensation.

    Re indoor shots;I just upped the ISO to 800 and dialled in up to +2.2/3 EV compensation,which mainly worked fine.
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    Default Re: Advice for lens to use at Camden Lock market

    Good, glad it went well.

    The 10-18 would have been too wide for me at a street scene, As you say you had the 18-55 anyway.

    Post some shots if you fancy it......
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    Default Re: Advice for lens to use at Camden Lock market

    Thanks,I meant having the 10-18 would have been handy for externals of the shops on Camden High Street.

    I haven't started processing anything from yesterday as yet.
    Roy

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