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Lens for cotillion in a month?

 
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Jul 19, 2012 21:55 |  #16

For the 70-200... how close can one be to the subject without having to be stepping back to get a good shot? At the banquet hall, the person will have his lights set up. So I really wouldn't be able to be too close right? I would need to be at some distance.

Besides the fact I need a flash, but isn't it a no no inside churches or varies?




  
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Jul 19, 2012 22:38 |  #17

firme wrote in post #14741180 (external link)
Scooby, thanks for the suggestion. More inclined with Canon 17-55 f2.8 as you mentioned cam be used as a walk around lens but also able to use for this event. It seems I would need to save up if can't find a used one.

Now if I can even find a used Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L as Freddy mentioned will be utilized very well.

Thanks for the help guys.

If your at the back of a church with your f4 on a crop you not going to stop motion blur and get nice pictures, trust me.

Options:

Rent the 70-200 2.8
85 f1.8 (remember equal to 135 ff?) cheap but very sharp & fast
135 f2 (great lens, maybe a touch long?)
50-135 F2.8 Tokina (older lens, sharp, crop equiverlent of 70-200?) good value

To give you a guide on lens speed between crop and ff think of this. A 2.8 on a crop is like an f4 on a full frame ie. 60d - 5DII

And even F4 on a ff is tricky to use in low light without flash

Hope this helps


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Jul 20, 2012 00:53 |  #18

Yes it does. I have been trying to get a lens that would serve as an everyday lens but at the same time be able to use for important events as well. Too bad you can't get everything in one lens. The 17-55 f2.8 you suggested interested me, but is higher for me than the 70-200 f/4 at the moment reason why i would purchase the 70-200 f/4.




  
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Jul 20, 2012 03:10 |  #19

firme wrote in post #14743156 (external link)
Yes it does. I have been trying to get a lens that would serve as an everyday lens but at the same time be able to use for important events as well. Too bad you can't get everything in one lens. The 17-55 f2.8 you suggested interested me, but is higher for me than the 70-200 f/4 at the moment reason why i would purchase the 70-200 f/4.

We are talking two completely different focal lengths which are for different uses?

If you can't afford the canon 17-55 2.8 then I would suggest having a look at the Sigma 17-50 2.8 or the Tamron 17-50 2.8

The Canon 70-200 f4 is a great lens, very sharp but not suited to what you want to use it for?

You'll be better off having a look at Sigma and Tamron 70-200 2.8's which are cheaper.

Hope this helps.


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Jul 20, 2012 12:28 |  #20

Yes I understand two different focal lengths. I would only use the f/4 for outdoor and I understand not good for indoor if not using flash. Fine with this.. as you mention each lens has its own purpose. This I wouldn't mind buying new, not far from what I originally set out to spend. I would really like to get the 2.8 but it just will not happen.

As for the other lens you suggested, really appreciate the suggestion. How is the image quality for the sigma and tamron compared to the canon? Knowing that these cost less than half the price of the canon, is the image quality affected greatly? I see the Sigma is roughly $170 more than the tamron. These seem to be more within my price range.

From your suggestion I found these:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_17_50mm_f_2_8_​XR_Di.html (external link)
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …1_17_50mm_F2_8_​EX_DC.html (external link)




  
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