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skycolt
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Jun 03, 2013 17:05 |  #1

Hi everyon, I come to seek suggestions on lens selection. I am invited to a friend's PhD. graduation ceremony. I want to take some photos for him. Question is I have no idea what will happen during the event and how far apart my friend and I would be. Has any of you attended such event? Which lenses should I bring? I have a FF camera. I'll definitely mount a 24-105, then should I bring a 70-200 2.8 or 100-400 for telephoto? I am reluctant to take both. Or you have some other suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

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Jun 03, 2013 17:22 |  #2

Make sure photography is allowed. The university I attend does not allow any (which doesn't sit well with photo majors LOL).

The 70-200 would be my pick if photography is allowed.


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Jun 03, 2013 17:45 |  #3

Ha, I'll make sure to check that.


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Jun 03, 2013 18:02 |  #4

Be prepared for a dark venue... Ph.D. hooding ceremonies seem to always be dark. Mine was. Perhaps the coordinators think that it gives it a "mood" or something. Just be prepared for the dark.


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Jun 04, 2013 08:52 |  #5

skycolt wrote in post #15996148 (external link)
Hi everyon, I come to seek suggestions on lens selection. I am invited to a friend's PhD. graduation ceremony. I want to take some photos for him. Question is I have no idea what will happen during the event and how far apart my friend and I would be. Has any of you attended such event? Which lenses should I bring? I have a FF camera. I'll definitely mount a 24-105, then should I bring a 70-200 2.8 or 100-400 for telephoto? I am reluctant to take both. Or you have some other suggestions, please feel free to let me know.

Thanks in advance

depends if it's indoors or out but the best graduation pics I've taken were after the ceremony where you can set up for a good "cap and gown with diploma" shot




  
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Jun 04, 2013 09:21 |  #6

24-105 and 100-400


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Jun 04, 2013 09:34 |  #7

The fastest, longest, lens you have.




  
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Jun 04, 2013 10:03 |  #8

I just shot a graduation in a very dark theater, the 70 to 200 f2.8 IS II was great. If he gets too far way I would suggest cropping.

Also bring a flash, if photography is allowed there will be a lot of point and shoots with little flashes.


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