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May 29, 2010 07:08 |  #16

NinetyEight wrote in post #10266210 (external link)
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Nikkor 24-70 f/2.8
Nikkor 70-200 f/2.8

:lol:

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It's about the right tool for the right job, IMO that's about as good a choice as the other ones ^^


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May 29, 2010 07:38 |  #17

:rolleyes: 1Ds MKIII + 500L4.0 .. it's what I see most often on F1 Races, Soccer, airpalne shows .. it's the ultimate photojournalist lens :lol:

...I imagine with a 70-200, you probably just get a really common 1.000.000 already seen picrures :lol: ...


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May 29, 2010 08:21 |  #18

I've seen two guys with 35-350s recently, not sure if it's coming back into style, or if it was some sort of crazy coincidence.


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May 29, 2010 09:06 |  #19

Last time I saw someone from our local paper at an event, they had an Olympus P&S.




  
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May 29, 2010 09:10 as a reply to  @ friz's post |  #20

I say go old school and Speed Graphic with a Graflex Optar 135mm lens.




  
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May 29, 2010 09:14 |  #21

shmoogy wrote in post #10266414 (external link)
I've seen two guys with 35-350s recently, not sure if it's coming back into style, or if it was some sort of crazy coincidence.

It's the paparazzi lens, when taking the shot counts more than how good it looks... If the celeb stops and poses with it's family, the 35 mm is nice to have, if they run away, quick! zoom to 300mm :D


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May 29, 2010 10:07 |  #22

airfrogusmc wrote in post #10266567 (external link)
I say go old school and Speed Graphic with a Graflex Optar 135mm lens.

f/8 and Be There FTW!


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May 29, 2010 10:12 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #23

I generally use the 16-35 and 70-200, both on 1dmk2n and with a flash on each of them.
Spare camera battery and flash batterys in my pocket, along with either an ST-E2 or pocketwizard flexes.

I normally drop a 1.4xTC in a pocket too if i think i will need it.

I am still looking for a simple sling bag that doesnt take up much room and will carry batteries, pocketwizards, a lightstand/brolly/swiv​el, teleconverter and a bottle of water
at this point im thinking something from Griffgear will suit me.


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May 29, 2010 10:47 as a reply to  @ post 10266210 |  #24

70-200mm f/2.8 II
35mm


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May 29, 2010 22:54 |  #25

Noobic wrote in post #10265549 (external link)
Which camera? 1d or 5d?

The photogs at my local paper use a mix 5D2's and 7D's.


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May 30, 2010 10:01 |  #26

The real answer for those on staff at a newspaper: whatever equipment the paper has on hand. That being said, a wide or ultra wide zoom, 80-200, and a 300 2.8 is a decent kit. Although a 400 2.8 is better. A couple of flashes and some light stands as well.




  
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May 30, 2010 11:29 |  #27

answers are all out... lol
16-35
24-70
70-200
1D series... if you want the speed (prolly you will)


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May 30, 2010 14:40 |  #28

friz wrote in post #10266551 (external link)
Last time I saw someone from our local paper at an event, they had an Olympus P&S.

Ain't that the truth!!

One thing to clarify at this point. Any and all of the cameras mentioned in this thread are available for purchase, locally or with expedited overnight delivery.

However, I would strongly encourage to secure the newspaper gig first, and then choose the gear depending on the financial retribution being set forth by the publications.

For months I was the guy at the event with the most expensive gear, making the smallest paycheck (if there ever was one).

Just a thought.


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May 30, 2010 14:43 |  #29

He asked for lens, not lenses... so I'll say a photojournalist or travel photographer should have a 50mm F1.2 or equivalent.

50mm is standard for a reason :p




  
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May 30, 2010 14:53 |  #30

Noobic wrote in post #10265510 (external link)
Which are the photojournalist must have lens?

All photojournalists must have lens, job not possible without one! ;) <tongue firmly in cheek>

'Very fast zoom' is my answer, where digital high ISO makes up for the inferior speed of zooms (vs. fixed focal length). In the days of film, 'super fast fixed focal length' was the answer.

What specific FL range is entirely dependent upon what is being covered, and the access point available to the shooter.


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