A&P What lens for the Louvre museum?

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  1. AbortionSurvivor

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    I'm traveling to Paris next next and Lourvre is on the top of the list of things to do. I only plan to carry one lens with me inside.
    I've never been inside so right now i'm thinking my 17-40L on my 50D body.
    I think i'll be close enough that I won't need a long focal range.
    And the width of the 17 would be good for large and "up close" art.

    Is there another lens I should consider?
    I have access to a wide range of lens so getting one specific to this site won't be a problem.
     
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    8mm fisheye
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    The one they let you in with.
     
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    :wiggle: thanks
     
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    Yea...def on my list i'm thinking about.
     
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    And from the youtube vids, the light looks pretty low.
    Maybe 50mm 1.2
     
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    i didnt read his full post. too hungover.
     
  11. Wobistdu

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    i absolutely love taking pictures in museums. nothing moves (big plus for amateurs like me that need to think about shots) and the lighting is so dramatic.

    i find 1.8 or faster primes are ideal

    35 1.8

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    50 1.8

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    I try to shoot 2.8 if I can, but sometimes you can't get a fast enough shutter. Luckily the 35 1.8 is pretty sharp even at 1.8.

    Of course your 2.8 lens prolly has IS on right?
     
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    unless it is the sigma HSM 24-70 it has no IS. Canon's doesnt but sigma's newset one does
    For zoom, constant 2.8 and IS, I recommend teh 17-55 F2.8 IS USM
     
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    Rent or buy the 24 1.4 L
     
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    i'd kill for a nikon equiv under $2800 :ugh:
     
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    Do they even let you take a camera inside?
     
  18. Wobistdu

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    yes as long as the lens is under 200mm
     
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    isaac86hatch This thread sucks

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    They did not used to, but they do now.
     
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    no filter, i didn't get any reflections.

    yup @ 24mm I think, and its slightly cropped so i could straighten it.
     
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    I would think that a museum woudl at least use museum quality glass, which is glare free. although I would imagine that the glass on the mona lisa is glare and bullet proof
     
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    aren't there a few mona lisas? is this one extra special?
     
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    There are a lot of copies, but only one original
     
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    I'm surprised they let you take one in there. Even my little crappy Columbus Museum of Arts doesn't allow photography in most areas.

    I didn't realize this and took my camera in once and I had at least 2 security guys real close to me at all times. It was very bad business IMO.
     

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