Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
Thread started 20 Feb 2014 (Thursday) 00:44
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

Which Lens to use in Auto Show?

 
robienyshe
Member
129 posts
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Dallas,tx
     
Feb 20, 2014 00:44 |  #1

Hi I will be attending an auto show (indoor in a convention center) this weekend and I would like to know which lens to use?
Also do I need to use any of the lens filter like the UV, FLD, CPL? which setting is best to use?
Last time ( I had just purchased the DSLR by then) I had take some snaps for the Auto show & wasn't very pleased. I don't remember how all the pictures were... but I do remember it was mostly very bright and had to spend lots of time in LR4 to correct it. This time want to get good shots. I was thinking to use AV (Aperture Priority AE).
This is just a hobby and not making any money out of it..
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.


T4i, Σ 17-50 f2.8, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 50mm f1.8, 40mm f2.8, 85mm f1.8, 430EXII SpeedLite, LR4, DOLICA AX620B100

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
EverydayGetaway
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,636 posts
Gallery: 11 photos
Likes: 3874
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Bowie, MD
     
Feb 20, 2014 01:36 |  #2

Are you trying to get pictures of the cars, models, friends or all of the above?

I'd just bring the kit lens and maybe the 50/1.8 for candids of friends/strangers. As for settings, it really depends on the scene. Learn to understand how your metering works and how to read your histogram, it'll make life much easier for you in all of your photography. Av and evaluative metering should be good enough for getting the basic exposure right.


Fuji X-Pro2 // Fuji X-H1 // Fuji X-T1 // Fuji X-100T
flickr (external link) // Instagram (external link)www.LucasGPhoto.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
MalVeauX
"Looks rough and well used"
Avatar
13,343 posts
Gallery: 1716 photos
Best ofs: 4
Likes: 10810
Joined Feb 2013
Location: Florida
     
Feb 20, 2014 02:35 |  #3

Heya,

I wouldn't use AV. It will be hard to use in-doors, due to light, and I'm going to bet you will need lower shutter times.

Take a tripod.
Use Manual mode, ISO 100 and leave it there.
Stop down aperture based on depth of field you want.
Learn to meter so you know to do with your shutter time, to get the right exposure for your aperture.

The 18-55 would do this fine, giving you options to go wide or get in close for a singled out shot.

Take the pancake (40mm) for portraits, or thin depth of field shots.

Very best,


My Flickr (external link) :: My Astrobin (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
EverydayGetaway
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
10,636 posts
Gallery: 11 photos
Likes: 3874
Joined Oct 2012
Location: Bowie, MD
     
Feb 20, 2014 03:11 |  #4

MalVeauX wrote in post #16703442 (external link)
Heya,

I wouldn't use AV. It will be hard to use in-doors, due to light, and I'm going to bet you will need lower shutter times.

Take a tripod.
Use Manual mode, ISO 100 and leave it there.
Stop down aperture based on depth of field you want.
Learn to meter so you know to do with your shutter time, to get the right exposure for your aperture.

The 18-55 would do this fine, giving you options to go wide or get in close for a singled out shot.

Take the pancake (40mm) for portraits, or thin depth of field shots.

Very best,

For optimal results, this is true, but OP already made it fairly clear that he's pretty new to understanding his exposure settings.

Also, I've literally never seen anyone bring a tripod into a convention center auto show and I attend at least one a year... there's usually a lot of people in there and it'd be a massive hassle to set up a tripod for every shot, plus there's no way you wouldn't have people walking in front of your camera.

Just take the kit lens and enjoy the show, Av should work fine, or if the lighting is indeed low (as it can be in many areas in those convention centers) set your camera in M with your desired minimum shutter speed (1/15s should be fast enough if you're only shooting the cars and your hands are fairly steady, the IS on the kit lens is pretty decent from my experience, or use 1/30 to play it safe) and max aperture then leave auto ISO on, adjust your aperture/shutter speed as needed, though honestly even wide open you'll probably have enough DOF for most things you'd be interested in shooting with your kit lens and thus you'd be better off just keeping an eye on your shutter speed.

Just my $0.02. Most importantly, enjoy the show! The new Mustang took the show at this years Washington Auto Show... so sweet :cool:


Fuji X-Pro2 // Fuji X-H1 // Fuji X-T1 // Fuji X-100T
flickr (external link) // Instagram (external link)www.LucasGPhoto.com (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DC ­ Fan
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,881 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 50
Joined Oct 2005
     
Feb 20, 2014 06:38 |  #5

robienyshe wrote in post #16703329 (external link)
Hi I will be attending an auto show (indoor in a convention center) this weekend and I would like to know which lens to use?
Also do I need to use any of the lens filter like the UV, FLD, CPL? which setting is best to use?
Last time ( I had just purchased the DSLR by then) I had take some snaps for the Auto show & wasn't very pleased. I don't remember how all the pictures were... but I do remember it was mostly very bright and had to spend lots of time in LR4 to correct it. This time want to get good shots. I was thinking to use AV (Aperture Priority AE).
This is just a hobby and not making any money out of it..
Any suggestion would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

Car show images from a Canon 18-55mm image stabilizer lens often bundled with camera bodies as a "kit lens."

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i1174.photobuck​et.com …0517a0001_zpsad​f32bc1.jpg (external link)


PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i1174.photobuck​et.com …0517a0029_zps60​5643be.jpg (external link)


PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i1174.photobuck​et.com …0517a0009_zps82​99d404.jpg (external link)


The images came from a Canon T2i hand-held, using Live View framing and set to Program AE autoexposure. There was no trouble in creating the images and a tripod was not needed. No filter.



  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
robienyshe
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
129 posts
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Dallas,tx
     
Feb 20, 2014 08:14 |  #6

DC Fan wrote in post #16703633 (external link)
Car show images from a Canon 18-55mm image stabilizer lens often bundled with camera bodies as a "kit lens."

QUOTED IMAGE

QUOTED IMAGE

QUOTED IMAGE

The images came from a Canon T2i hand-held, using Live View framing and set to Program AE autoexposure. There was no trouble in creating the images and a tripod was not needed. No filter.


Wow this was taken in hand-held.. u got very steady hands..thanks for the info..


T4i, Σ 17-50 f2.8, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 50mm f1.8, 40mm f2.8, 85mm f1.8, 430EXII SpeedLite, LR4, DOLICA AX620B100

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
robienyshe
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
129 posts
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Dallas,tx
     
Feb 20, 2014 08:18 |  #7

MalVeauX wrote in post #16703442 (external link)
Heya,

I wouldn't use AV. It will be hard to use in-doors, due to light, and I'm going to bet you will need lower shutter times.

Take a tripod.
Use Manual mode, ISO 100 and leave it there.
Stop down aperture based on depth of field you want.
Learn to meter so you know to do with your shutter time, to get the right exposure for your aperture.

The 18-55 would do this fine, giving you options to go wide or get in close for a singled out shot.

Take the pancake (40mm) for portraits, or thin depth of field shots.

Very best,


Hi.. Tripod wouldn't be possible as I remember the last time I had visited the auto show, I didn't get proper chance to get the car's pic alone without anyone stepping in front of the camera. There were lots of people. Could probably being Weekend makes the crowd lot more than weekdays..
But anyway I planned to take the kit lens and the 40mm.


T4i, Σ 17-50 f2.8, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 50mm f1.8, 40mm f2.8, 85mm f1.8, 430EXII SpeedLite, LR4, DOLICA AX620B100

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
robienyshe
THREAD ­ STARTER
Member
129 posts
Joined Jan 2013
Location: Dallas,tx
     
Feb 20, 2014 08:29 as a reply to  @ EverydayGetaway's post |  #8

Just my $0.02. Most importantly, enjoy the show! The new Mustang took the show at this years Washington Auto Show... so sweet :cool:[/QUOTE]


Yeah I will enjoy the show.. :D:D:D:D:D:D


T4i, Σ 17-50 f2.8, 18-55mm, 55-250mm, 50mm f1.8, 40mm f2.8, 85mm f1.8, 430EXII SpeedLite, LR4, DOLICA AX620B100

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
KirkS518
Goldmember
Avatar
3,983 posts
Likes: 24
Joined Apr 2012
Location: Central Gulf Coast, Flori-duh
     
Feb 20, 2014 10:08 |  #9

I like to have fun, and for autos, I really get a kick out of the perspective distortion with a fisheye or UWA. Most importantly, have fun!

PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i486.photobucke​t.com …25335352_zps0a2​9b0e6.jpeg (external link)


PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i486.photobucke​t.com …25335432_zps21b​e5d1e.jpeg (external link)


PHOTOBUCKET EMBEDDING IS DISABLED BY THIS MEMBER.
Photobucket sends ads instead of embedding photos from their free galleries.
Click the link (if available) below to see the image in a gallery page.

http://i486.photobucke​t.com …25335492_zps40d​046c5.jpeg (external link)

If steroids are illegal for athletes, should PS be illegal for models?
Digital - 50D, 20D IR Conv, 9 Lenses from 8mm to 300mm
Analog - Mamiya RB67 Pro-SD, Canon A-1, Nikon F4S, YashicaMat 124G, Rollei 35S, QL17 GIII, Zeiss Ikon Ikoflex 1st Version, and and entire room full of lenses and other stuff

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
DC ­ Fan
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,881 posts
Gallery: 3 photos
Likes: 50
Joined Oct 2005
     
Feb 20, 2014 10:17 |  #10

robienyshe wrote in post #16703780 (external link)
Wow this was taken in hand-held.. u got very steady hands..thanks for the info..

Steady hands, along with the advantage of using a stabilized lens. The stabilized versions of the Canon 18-55mm EF-S lens are very good and versatile units.




  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Biffbradford
Goldmember
Avatar
2,784 posts
Gallery: 25 photos
Likes: 195
Joined Jul 2008
Location: Milwaukee
     
Feb 20, 2014 14:56 |  #11

I shot a street show this fall with an 11-16mm Tokina. That allowed me to get in tight in front of a LOT of people milling about. There was no room to stand back and shoot with a 40 or 50mm.


My pictures: John Wilke Photography (external link), Flikr (external link) , Facebook (external link), Fine Arts America (external link), Canon 1D MkII N, 1D MkIII, various Canon and Tokina lenses. :D

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Jmark11207
Member
164 posts
Joined Mar 2009
Location: Brooklyn NY
     
Feb 20, 2014 15:10 |  #12

I obtained a press pass for the NYAS last year and I shot everything with a 60D and a Tamron 17-50 lens. Shot primarily in AV mode no tripod no flash

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5446/7052706933_6488be29ff_c.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/7052694371_9299b18392_c.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5199/7052700413_08f69f9343_c.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7096/7052679063_818174221f_c.jpg

IMAGE: http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2836/9083784033_6764686d7b_c.jpg

Use whats comfortable there's usually more than enough light in the venue for you to get sharp noiseless images

My Flickr (external link)
My Blog (external link)
http://www.flickr.com/​photos/jmarkphotos/sho​w/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Keyan
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,319 posts
Gallery: 4 photos
Likes: 78
Joined Mar 2011
     
Feb 20, 2014 20:10 |  #13

Canon 17-55:

IMAGE: https://v4s.yimg.com/so/7352/9743533992_738cdac59f_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/61744772@N06/9​743533992/  (external link)
Indy Car (external link) by slcko (external link), on Flickr

IMAGE: https://v4s.yimg.com/te/8497/8332065784_88e9c1ebac_b.jpg
IMAGE LINK: http://www.flickr.com …/61744772@N06/8​332065784/  (external link)
Real Hot Wheel (external link) by slcko (external link), on Flickr

That 17 or 18-55 range is really useful for cars.

Cameras: 7D2, S100
Lenses: 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, 18-135 STM, 24-70 f/4L IS USM, 50 f/1.4 USM,70-300L IS USM
Other Stuff: 430 EX II, Luma Labs Loop 3, CamRanger

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
geek2
Member
81 posts
Joined Dec 2008
Location: Honolulu, HI
     
Feb 20, 2014 20:17 |  #14

My main setup at WekFest was my 70D with the Sigma 35mm and a circular polarizer. This kinda-of wide lens helped me get full-length car shots, though my main concern were details of the cars (rims, calipers, emblems, decals, etc.). I needed this faster lens as the lighting conditions were bad and I hadn't brought my flash.

Since it was my first event with this setup I played around with the polarizer on and off the lens. Though I stayed in Manual mode, I tinkered with exposure and aperture, but kept my ISO under 5xx. I was messing with the white balance when I realized I had Lightroom to make the universal change later (haha). I wished I hadn't changed the WB setting after every few shots!

Because there were models, I slapped my friend's Sigma 70-200 for a bit and snapped away. It was helpful for the times when fans were all around them and I couldn't get any closer.

All in all, it was a great event for me. I took about 750 pictures and I was happy with my return rate of 10%. I got likes from friends and family and encouragement to keep going. My tip: be different with your shooting angles. Shoot the details that nobody usually thinks of. Don't forget to share as praise and criticism will surely help.


Gear
5D3, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II, Cheetah Light CL-360
Past Bodies
450D. 7D. 5D2. 60D. G15. RX100ii. 70D. RX100iii

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Keyan
Cream of the Crop
Avatar
5,319 posts
Gallery: 4 photos
Likes: 78
Joined Mar 2011
     
Feb 20, 2014 20:25 |  #15

I would not bother with a CPL if the event is indoors. It won't work and will just rob you of about one full stop of light.


Cameras: 7D2, S100
Lenses: 17-55 f/2.8 IS USM, 18-135 STM, 24-70 f/4L IS USM, 50 f/1.4 USM,70-300L IS USM
Other Stuff: 430 EX II, Luma Labs Loop 3, CamRanger

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

3,770 views & 0 likes for this thread
Which Lens to use in Auto Show?
FORUMS Canon Cameras, Lenses & Accessories Canon EF and EF-S Lenses 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is kbcl0ttery
844 guests, 232 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 15144, that happened on Nov 22, 2018

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.