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Nov 25, 2008 16:06 |  #31

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17-50mm f/2.8. I see everyone on these forums agrees lol. gives enough room to take group shots in crowded spaces without needed to back up much for space and a little zoom is nice. Its the most ideal lens to have. I like to experiment with other lenses but I always need this one on hand. Its a great staple.



  
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Nov 26, 2008 21:15 as a reply to  @ ArtChick's post |  #32

We do a ton of club photography and just use a simple set-up of a 5D with a 24-70 f/2.8 I always use rear curtain sync on a 430ex with a Stoffen.

I usually just set it on the P and let the flash do the work of adjusting the controls at all times. I know, but hey, I'm lazy...LOL

Here is a Gallery from Halloween (external link), where we had to hit many of the local clubs for their costume parties....but be warned, many of the images arent for people under 18:oops:

I dont like the fixed 50mm or 85mm as I think it limits the range too much. Plus, I like to be able tozoom in to create some bookah


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Nov 27, 2008 01:54 |  #33

20mm F2.8 is a good focal length on a crop. I have only done it a few times, and I find that the 50mm F1.8 wide open is rather good when you use a flash to stop the action. Shoot at 800-1600 ISO, F1.8-2.5, 1/60th-1/125th depending on how much background you want. Just shoot away.
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Nov 27, 2008 15:00 |  #34

I need to know.... What would the results be if you guys used a lense mounted flash like the MT-24EX twin flash things...?




  
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Nov 27, 2008 18:56 |  #35

I see a lot of people in clubs using the flash head at a 45 degree angle upwards, I'm not sure if there is some advantage to this, I've always wondered about it.

They get much too close to the subject to be bouncing and the ceiling is usually far too high anyway (in some cases an old church!) so I'm not sure what the aim is, is anyone familiar with this method?


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Nov 27, 2008 22:20 |  #36

Not exactly a night club but it was a weird situation to shoot in...

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Exposing for the lights and letting the people become (nearly) silhouettes could be a cool route.

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Nov 27, 2008 22:29 |  #37

i shoot club shots - 17-70 f2.8-4.5 sigma / and full crowd shots with a 10-20 sigma on a rebel xt - usually iso1600 f2.8 - 1/60th - to 1/80 - very little adjusting

where as when i use my 40d.. i adjust crazily and erratically... (so i just stick to the rebel for club shots)




  
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Nov 28, 2008 11:47 |  #38

fatdeeman wrote in post #6770629 (external link)
I see a lot of people in clubs using the flash head at a 45 degree angle upwards, I'm not sure if there is some advantage to this, I've always wondered about it.

They get much too close to the subject to be bouncing and the ceiling is usually far too high anyway (in some cases an old church!) so I'm not sure what the aim is, is anyone familiar with this method?

I almost always have the flash pointed at a 45 degree angle.

Most of the time if it's pointed straight at the subject, its too strong and I dont like the results. Of course, this only helps if you have a stoffen or some other form of diffuser on the flash head.

I always use the stoffen, but was thinking about getting one of the Gary Fong light diffusers after talking with another photographer at a club who was covering the same event we were. We both took identical shots and his light was much nicer than mine was with his Gary Fong attachment.

We both had 30D's and 430ex's, so it was cool to compare the two and see the results.


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Jan 19, 2009 16:46 as a reply to  @ EveryMilesAMemory's post |  #39

I've been thinking of switching my Stofen to a Gary Fong too. I like the results I get just using my bounce card more then the Stofen, but the bounce card only works well when taking photos of one subject, not a group of people.

I went wireless with my flash too, which is producing some cool shots.

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Feb 05, 2009 17:28 |  #40

Hey Stylus Funk nice shots..I just picked up the 17-55mm IS over the weekend. Have you ever used it for nightclub photography?


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May 05, 2009 07:00 as a reply to  @ RIgnacio's post |  #41
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May 08, 2009 13:05 |  #42

what did u use?


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Jan 31, 2011 21:27 as a reply to  @ ChadAndreo's post |  #43

i bet he used f3-f5.6, iso 600-1600, auto white balance, and a 45 degree flash with some makeshift diffuser. doesnt seem to amazing to me




  
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Feb 05, 2011 01:32 |  #44

How things change in a almost two years. What was I thinking. lol


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Feb 05, 2011 01:40 |  #45

Wow, zombie thread...


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