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Balloon Show- Which lens to take ?

 
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Aug 04, 2010 13:18 |  #1

I might get to go to a hot air balloon show this weekend. I think I will take my Tamron 17-50mm on the Xt . But i'm trying to decided between the 50-150mm or my 100-300mm f/4 on the 30D. The latter will give me a longer reach , but the 50-150mm is a good range and is lighter :lol:.

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Aug 04, 2010 13:51 |  #2

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I might get to go to a hot air balloon show this weekend. I think I will take my Tamron 17-50mm on the Xt . But i'm trying to decided between the 50-150mm or my 100-300mm f/4 on the 30D. The latter will give me a longer reach , but the 50-150mm is a good range and is lighter :lol:.

Any suggestions ?

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Same lens in both images, a Tamron 18-200mm. (external link) Saves the trouble of swapping lenses.

Beyond that, a wide-angle lens is useful when the balloons are close to you and near the ground, and a telephoto lens is useful when the balloons are airborne.



  
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Aug 04, 2010 14:51 |  #3

why not take the whole bag?


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Aug 04, 2010 14:59 |  #4

btmlinedan wrote in post #10661847 (external link)
why not take the whole bag?

Naw , I don't want to switch lens . One lens for each body . I use the 100-300mm so much , I might be lost without it :lol:. But the 50-150mm might be better for the other events also, a band , lawnmower races :lol:.

I just don't know !


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Aug 04, 2010 15:39 |  #5

personally i'd go 100-300


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Aug 04, 2010 15:52 as a reply to  @ btmlinedan's post |  #6

Totally depends on how close you will be to the balloons. I'd leave the long lens at home if you'll be this close.

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Aug 04, 2010 23:24 |  #7

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Totally depends on how close you will be to the balloons. I'd leave the long lens at home if you'll be this close.

OTOH, a long lens is nice sometimes. This is a copy from a 35mm slide.


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Aug 05, 2010 20:34 |  #8

[QUOTE=PhotosGuy;10664​584]OTOH, a long lens is nice sometimes. This is a copy from a 35mm slide.

Yes, nice shot Frank. :D


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Aug 05, 2010 20:36 |  #9

If you get the right elements in the frame, you can do some fun "abstracts" of balloon colors with long lenses.


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Aug 05, 2010 22:34 |  #10

Thanks everyone . They just showed some of it on the local news . It's not very far from the house , about a 20 min. drive. But I'm taking the Tamron and Sigma 100-300mm f/4 for sure . I think i'll go up Friday and again on Saturday .

I might throw in the 50-150mm and a teleconverter for the heck of. But I hate leaving them in the car , as hot as it is .


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Feb 24, 2011 19:03 |  #11

Very cool pics!




  
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