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Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

 
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This week-end I will be visiting a Classic Auto show, held outdoors, the cars will probaby be spaced pretty closed together.

I only want to bring one lens with me on my 350D. Which lens would be better to bring...Tamron 28-75, Sigma 10-20 or Canon 70-200 ?

I am thinking the 28-75...Please let me know if you agree or if you would select a different lens, which one and why.

Thank you for your assistance,

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Oct 12, 2006 19:10

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Since i'ts outdoors, bring the Siggy.. it'll be fun..

Oct 12, 2006 19:16

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I'd take the Tamron cuz of the 2.8 and the good mid range. If you can take 2 take the 10-20 for fun....but for all around useability take the Tamron.

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Oct 12, 2006 19:19 as a reply to Luckie8's post 2 minutes earlier.

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Your Tamron 28-75 should serve you well in this situation. But an UWA lens can be fun at times for those great close up shots... though they'll be distorted.

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If the cars are close together and there are a lot of people milling around (getting in your way), the 28-75 will seem pretty long. I think your best bet is to take two lenses, the 10-22 & the 28-75. If you are sticking to one lens, I'd take the 10-22 (and have lots of fun with the UWA).

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I'd try to take both. The Tamron would probably be the most practical, but the Sigma could certainly make for some fun shots.

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if u can, take both .. last year when i went to a exotic type car show. they lined up the cars on both side of a 2 way street and with ppl walking around .. i found that the tamron 28-75 wasnt wide enough sometimes. plus with UWA, it'll produce some interesting shots :D

the tamron would be great for candid shots though hehe

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IF you could only take one, I would take the Sigma. I often find myself not being able to back up far enough to get in the whole car at shows like these using my 28-135 IS. And when I can back up far enough, there'd be others who would stand in front or partially block the view, which becomes very annoying. On a APS-C sensor 28mm = 44.8mm, which is not wide at all. Now if you only wanted a part of the car, say the hood ornament and such, a regular zoom like the Tamron would suffice.

Oct 12, 2006 20:41

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Whichever lens you decide to bring with you, dont forget to post some pics when you get back..

Oct 12, 2006 20:46

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when i went to the Blackhawk Museum in Dublin, Ca.. they didn't let me take my tripod in... it made things really difficult... i don't have an exernal flash and the lighting wasn't so good... so i had to do some longer exposures to make up for my lack of light... i ended up using the little barrier poles to keep people away from the cars as a monopod... and it seemed to work fine...

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I used the kit lens for these

Oct 12, 2006 20:49

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Tamron 28-75 has worked well for me at car shows...!

Wxgusser...kit lens? fantastic! I have had some good succes with mine, but usually only in very good light...I suppose these were well lit with display lights?

Oct 12, 2006 20:58

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Here is an example of how dark the place was.... i thought it was kind of dark.. i had alot of trouble getting the pics... but amazingly enough i'd say about 85% turned out pretty good...
the link to my gallery.... pages 4 and 5 are the old cars inside the gallery
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Oct 12, 2006 21:02

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Wow.!!!!! A great example of what the kit lens is capable of doing.
Beautiful pictures.

Oct 12, 2006 21:04 as a reply to PEACHMAN's post 6 minutes earlier.

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If you're outdoors and you can only take one, take the Sigma. People are never afraid to walk in your way when you take a step back. It always happens when I use my 24-105L instead of my 10-22.
I also like "cutting out" parts of cars; this makes for much more interesting pictures once you've gone through the whole lot with the obligatory three-quarter shots. The 135mm f/2L is my favorite lens for this application.

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