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135L on 5D2 for partyphotography?

 
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Dec 08, 2012 06:25 |  #1

usually I use 17-40L + 15 2.8 Fisheye for partyphotography
what would you think of adding 135L for some dj close ups or candids or xtra weight for nothing?
its a small club, anyone experience with 135L in clubs or too long?


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Dec 08, 2012 06:36 |  #2

I think 135mm could be a little bit too long for a club. I would give a 85 or 50mm a try. 85mm are enough for some close up shots ;)


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Dec 08, 2012 08:11 |  #3

I tried that, from as far away as you have to be with the 135 you end up with people getting in the way all the time. I would also say 85 is the longest I'd use. I normally use an ultrawide and a 35.


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Dec 08, 2012 09:59 |  #4

In a small club, 85 1.8 will be good enough for close shots. You may use 35 1.4 for its low light capability.


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Dec 08, 2012 10:18 |  #5

A 85 1.4 would give a full stop advantage over the 135.




  
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Dec 08, 2012 10:35 |  #6

Rush87 wrote in post #15341462 (external link)
A 85 1.4 would give a full stop advantage over the 135.

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Dec 08, 2012 10:36 |  #7

I think it would be too long.


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Dec 09, 2012 12:08 |  #8

I tried the 135 and it just dont work in small places, it is a amazing glass, but you will do better with a 50L


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Dec 09, 2012 17:44 |  #9

Too long if you only have one body. There are times when people tap you on your shoulder and want a shot with their friend and its quite funny having to walk back 7+ metres to get a shot. I did it once, never again.




  
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Dec 09, 2012 17:48 |  #10

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Dec 09, 2012 18:05 |  #11

Clubs and parties the 135mm will be a bit long. You will be getting headshots mainly. People will get in the way of your shots a lot. I'd bring a 50mm. I see you have a 35mm. you should try that.


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