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Any one have any advice on some lenses I could use for dog shows and events?
I been gone for a while now since I bought me a show dog. I would like to start taking pictures of my dog and other peoples dogs. I go to agility, schutzhund, conformation, dock diving, and conformation to take pictures.

I use dmy standard lens and hated the out comes ( I been spoiled with my 2.8 macro lens) I used the macro for some head shot on my pup and loved them.

Post #1, Apr 27, 2009 17:22:54


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70-200 f/2.8

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Blue Deuce wrote in post #7814591external link
70-200 f/2.8

I forgot to say my price range is $200? or even $300

Post #3, Apr 27, 2009 17:27:27


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kerrysroxy wrote in post #7814606external link
I forgot to say my price range is $200? or even $300

Slightly higher than you price range, but

85 f/1.8 or 100 f/2

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Just rent one.

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About how close do you plan on being? I think that would help

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About how close do you plan on being? I think that would help
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probably ring side but when they trot the dogs around the ring they get a little bit further away. ( any where from 2ft to 20ft?)

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Medic85 wrote in post #7814687external link
Just rent one.

I go to dog shows every weekend I might as well buy one lol

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We have a national dog show every year here where I live. It's an outdoor show. Last year I had my lenses for the first time and found the 150-500 Sigma was invaluable. I also used my 55-250 a lot but the show is outdoor and there is big difference if you are at an indoor show. But in your price range I would say either you are gonna have to either up the budget for a faster zoom, like a 70-200 f/4 or make do with the 55-250.

I won't lie, but the longer 150-500 was very nice last year. Of course I needed a hand truck to lug it around. ;) Actually the monopod made it workable. But most folks seemed happy with their 70-200 of whatever variety.

I think the suggestion to rent one is your best option given the budget. Maybe go crazy, splurge and rent a 28-300 IS? Though it won't be as fast as a 2.8 or an f/4 you should be able to make up for that with a faster ISO setting.

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brecklundin wrote in post #7816376external link
We have a national dog show every year here where I live. It's an outdoor show. Last year I had my lenses for the first time and found the 150-500 Sigma was invaluable. I also used my 55-250 a lot but the show is outdoor and there is big difference if you are at an indoor show. But in your price range I would say either you are gonna have to either up the budget for a faster zoom, like a 70-200 f/4 or make do with the 55-250.

I won't lie, but the longer 150-500 was very nice last year. Of course I needed a hand truck to lug it around. ;) Actually the monopod made it workable. But most folks seemed happy with their 70-200 of whatever variety.

I think the suggestion to rent one is your best option given the budget. Maybe go crazy, splurge and rent a 28-300 IS? Though it won't be as fast as a 2.8 or an f/4 you should be able to make up for that with a faster ISO setting.

Well If I get my bf to help me I can get one in a price range $500 ;) I am up for buying used to , it does not have to be new. I give me some ideas for a lens $300-$600
I could rent to test them out I guess. I will have to save more.

Most the shows on the west side are out doors the only one indoors is the Eukanuba show at the long beach convention center.

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If you are on a budget you might look into the Canon
70-300mm. It's a little slow however you can find them
for under $200.00

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Ralph Merlino wrote in post #7816451external link
If you are on a budget you might look into the Canon
70-300mm. It's a little slow however you can find them
for under $200.00

post a link and i'll buy one right now :D?

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ed rader wrote in post #7816461external link
post a link and i'll buy one right now :D?

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Me too lol

What would be the downside of not having a faster lens? What would I have to do to get the photos? is it possible to use manual mode?

Post #13, Apr 27, 2009 22:50:20


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kerrysroxy wrote in post #7816440external link
Most the shows on the west side are out doors the only one indoors is the Eukanuba show at the long beach convention center.

oh, cool...I did not realize that. I just love going to ours every year and see all the happy dawggies!! ;) I'm not up to caring for a dog anymore so I can have fun of being around them for 4-days a year. :D

You might look at this one as an option with the potentially larger budget:

EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=146426

That can be had for under $600 plus folks seem to like it. But if you have a drop body I would really look at the 55-250 as a very solid and affordable option. I think I use that more than any of my lenses outdoors. It's not an "L" but the IQ is very solid and gives you the range you'll want for the dog shows.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=459569

And Ed be cool, they prolly meant the 75-300 III not the 70-300 lenses. ;)

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brecklundin wrote in post #7816519external link
oh, cool...I did not realize that. I just love going to ours every year and see all the happy dawggies!! ;) I'm not up to caring for a dog anymore so I can have fun of being around them for 4-days a year. :D

You might look at this one as an option with the potentially larger budget:

EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS USM
http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=146426

That can be had for under $600 plus folks seem to like it. But if you have a drop body I would really look at the 55-250 as a very solid and affordable option. I think I use that more than any of my lenses outdoors. It's not an "L" but the IQ is very solid and gives you the range you'll want for the dog shows.

http://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=459569

And Ed be cool, they prolly meant the 75-300 III not the 70-300 lenses. ;)

Yeah CA is too expensive for clubs to be renting indoor convention centers lol

What does drop body mean ?

I have been spoiled by my Sigma lens and love how crisp the pictures are. I can't even stand using the lens that came with the camera lol

Are there any goo sigmas out there ?

Post #15, Apr 27, 2009 22:58:14


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Canon 7D, kenko extension tubes,
sigma 105mm
macro, Sigma 70-200mm 2.8 HSM II Macro, Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT, Tamron 17-50mm 2.8.

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