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General walkaround lens for dogs?

 
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May 12, 2013 11:58 |  #16

A nifty fifty, if you don't have one already... I have the EF-S 18-200 which is a very sharp, versatile lens, but occasionally I like the challenge to hook up the 50 and go on a photo walk. I always come back with something I like and I am always pleased...


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May 12, 2013 12:22 |  #17

JohnB57 wrote in post #15924382 (external link)
A Pointer perhaps..?

Sorry, you lost me here.




  
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May 12, 2013 14:45 |  #18

Lbsimon wrote in post #15924250 (external link)
The title fooled me. I was intrigued enough to check the thread to find out which dogs use walkaround lenses! :-)

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May 12, 2013 14:48 |  #19

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Question is, will I feel trapped within the same FL all the time? This requires me to move around alot right? I would consider a zoom but I really hate zooms that extend, are there any with internal zooming?

I would. the zoom already gives you 135mm and isn't much bigger.


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May 12, 2013 14:49 |  #20

ed rader wrote in post #15924817 (external link)
I would. the zoom already gives you 135mm and isn't much bigger.

You're right. I just realised all I'm getting is a shorter lens, the 135 and 70-200 weights about the same. BlackRapid strap is my choice.


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May 12, 2013 15:56 |  #21

JohanBorjesson wrote in post #15924821 (external link)
You're right. I just realised all I'm getting is a shorter lens, the 135 and 70-200 weights about the same. BlackRapid strap is my choice.

I use the optech super classic with the extra long pro loop extensions. that way I can wear the strap across my body and bring it up to my eye if I want to take a shot. it works similar to the BR but also can be worn around the neck when i'm more serious or holstered in a lowepro toploader if i'm climbing a bridge ;).

I don't like the single attachment of the BR or the cost of the system and the doo-hickey you'd have to buy in order to keep your tripod plate free.


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May 12, 2013 16:05 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #22

Lbsimon wrote in post #15924250 (external link)
The title fooled me. I was intrigued enough to check the thread to find out which dogs use walkaround lenses! :-)

JohnB57 wrote in post #15924382 (external link)
A Pointer perhaps..?

Lbsimon wrote in post #15924506 (external link)
Sorry, you lost me here.

Errm...

Dog...

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Pointer (external link)!

Maybe it's me.




  
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May 12, 2013 16:11 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #23

I use my 70-200mm f/4L IS lens for the vast majority of my dog shots. I once used the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens and got decent quality but, my use was mostly in controlled situations...

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I now mostly use my 70-200mm f/4L IS lens for my general dog photography now.

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I am 73 years old and don't find the 70-200mm f/4L IS any burden to carry on my 7D...

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May 12, 2013 16:12 |  #24

ed rader wrote in post #15924817 (external link)
I would. the zoom already gives you 135mm and isn't much bigger.

RPCrowe wrote in post #15925003 (external link)
I use my 70-200mm f/4L IS lens for the vast majority of my dog shots. I once used the 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens and got decent quality but, my use was mostly in controlled situations...

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I now mostly use my 70-200mm f/4L IS lens for my general dog photography now.

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I am 73 years old and don't find the 70-200mm f/4L IS any burden to carry on my 7D...

Great photos. I didn't mean like a burden but the lens is rather long with the hood and since I don't have anything but a neckstrap I think you can imagine why I looked the other way. But a shoulder strap will fix these small issues!


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May 12, 2013 17:32 |  #25

JohnB57 wrote in post #15924987 (external link)
Errm...

Dog...

Lens...

Pointer (external link)!

Maybe it's me.

LOL! Thanks. English being my second language, sometime things like that go over my head...




  
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May 13, 2013 02:53 |  #26

On walks, I've found 24-105L the most useful for shooting mine. A happy hyper pup won't stand still while you run up/back and try and fix the composition, and it is relatively light and easy to handle.


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May 13, 2013 05:34 |  #27

General walkaround lens for dogs?

I think it depends on the size. Small dogs [chau-chau and other non-dogs] will greatly suffer while walking around with 70-200 on their necks. They would require some short primes. And vice cersa - bigger dogs will look just ridiculous with some cheap kit zooms - I think at least 24-70 for them is a must.


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May 13, 2013 13:57 |  #28

I generally use my 28-135mm lens when I photograph dogs for the rescue I volunteer for (Don't quite have the budget for a 24-105mm L). For events, I generally switch between my 28-135mm and the 70-300mm. A wide zoom like the 24-70L would work for general photos but I would use a long zoom for agility, depending on the size of the course.




  
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May 13, 2013 14:14 |  #29

My go-to lenses are the 24-105 and the 70-200 f4 IS (on my 7d), depending on the activity. Both are great in the studio and outdoors. The 24-105 is extremely versatile (it produced both the pics below).


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May 13, 2013 14:28 |  #30

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I think it depends on the size. Small dogs [chau-chau and other non-dogs] will greatly suffer while walking around with 70-200 on their necks. They would require some short primes. And vice cersa - bigger dogs will look just ridiculous with some cheap kit zooms - I think at least 24-70 for them is a must.

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