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Old 12th of October 2006 (Thu)   #1
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Default Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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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Old 12th of October 2006 (Thu)   #2
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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

Since i'ts outdoors, bring the Siggy.. it'll be fun..
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Old 12th of October 2006 (Thu)   #3
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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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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Old 12th of October 2006 (Thu)   #7
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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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

the tamron would be great for candid shots though hehe
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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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.
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Whichever lens you decide to bring with you, dont forget to post some pics when you get back..
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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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?
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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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
http://kevinchurch.smugmug.com/gallery/1954971/4
http://kevinchurch.smugmug.com/gallery/1954971/5
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Wow.!!!!! A great example of what the kit lens is capable of doing.
Beautiful pictures.
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Default Re: Classic auto show...best lens to take along...

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.

I also like the compression effect, assuming no one gets in the way.
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