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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:.

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CountryBoy wrote in post #10661356external link
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 ?

Hot air balloons at 18mm.

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Hot air balloon at 200mm.

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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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why not take the whole bag?

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btmlinedan wrote in post #10661847external 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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personally i'd go 100-300

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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.

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Wallace River wrote in post #10662240external link
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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[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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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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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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Very cool pics!

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