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Apr 25, 2014 16:51 |  #1

Im pretty new to photography, it has grown on me from taking pics at my kids sporting events and birthdays. Wife got me a new Canon 70d , 70-200 f2.8l is, 2x teleconverter ii, and a monopod for a gift. I would like a shorter lens to do other stuff with like B days maybe church photos or concerts for my daughter ( violin player) . Can anyone steer me in the right direction. Im guessing that I need to stay at with one of the f2.8 lenses for the inside lighting of some of the things i listed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated




  
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Apr 25, 2014 16:56 |  #2

Any of the 17-5x lens would work. Popularity goes Tamron 17-50 f2.8 (non stabilized), the sigma 17-50 f2.8 (stabilized), and the best is the canon 17-55 f2.8 (stabilized). the canon is quite a bit more expensive, and the sigma gets very good reviews. The tamron is very popular because it is very sharp and it is by far the cheapest, but you lose the image stabilization.


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Apr 25, 2014 17:00 |  #3

One of the 17-50 kind of range f/2.8 zooms would be about right.

Let me suggest that you also get a Speedlight flash such as the 430EX II. Being able to light indoor scenes with a flash that can tilt and swivel is very important to the subjects you mention. A flash is a more powerful tool for good indoor photos than a fast lens. A lot of indoor available light is ugly, and making your own light is the solution.

You will also find yourself using flash outside in full sun and bright light a lot once you start to learn flash.

For another $15 you can also get a set of color gels and a holder for the flash that will allow you to match flash color to available light indoors.


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Apr 25, 2014 18:54 |  #4

If you have the cash and really want fast, you could go for the sigma 18-35 f1.8, and then bridge the gap with a 50mm prime or even better yet go for a 60mm macro.


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Apr 25, 2014 18:58 |  #5

18-35 F1.8 would be the top of my list if it were for indoors, but if you had to get canon, then 17-55.


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Apr 25, 2014 19:03 |  #6

mine1 wrote in post #16861546 (external link)
If you have the cash and really want fast, you could go for the sigma 18-35 f1.8, and then bridge the gap with a 50mm prime or even better yet go for a 60mm macro.

this

after that I'd go 10-22

if you feel the gap between 35 and 70 is too much, buy a 50mm of some sort.


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Apr 25, 2014 19:13 |  #7

so the only lens you have is a 70-200mm?

i'd for sure get a flash, if you plan on shooting indoors


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Apr 25, 2014 19:51 |  #8

a flash, the sigma 18 - 35 f1.8 and the canon 60mm macro


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Apr 25, 2014 21:27 |  #9

For a "normal" zoom (meaning wide-ish to telephoto-ish), the 17-55 gives the best combo of sharpness at wide aperture with stabilization. I've owned a lot of glass, and I still miss my 17-55 since I wen all full frame. A flash is definitely an important tool, but for performances and recitals you won't be able to use it.


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Apr 26, 2014 02:11 |  #10

DreDaze wrote in post #16861580 (external link)
so the only lens you have is a 70-200mm?

i'd for sure get a flash, if you plan on shooting indoors


Yea she bought the body and the salesman sold her on the 70-200 f2.8l. It's ridiculously good . She also got a2x tele converter for more distance at games .




  
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Apr 26, 2014 02:24 |  #11

Ajfb004 wrote in post #16861326 (external link)
Im pretty new to photography, it has grown on me from taking pics at my kids sporting events and birthdays. Wife got me a new Canon 70d , 70-200 f2.8l is, 2x teleconverter ii, and a monopod for a gift. I would like a shorter lens to do other stuff with like B days maybe church photos or concerts for my daughter ( violin player) . Can anyone steer me in the right direction. Im guessing that I need to stay at with one of the f2.8 lenses for the inside lighting of some of the things i listed.

Any help would be greatly appreciated

Heya,

Look into:

Tamron 24-70 F2.8 VC
Tamron 17-50 F2.8 VC
Canon EF 35 F2 IS
Sigma EF 35 F1.4

Get a Flash.

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Apr 26, 2014 02:49 |  #12

No votes for the 24-70 f/2.8L? That's the classic choice for what your'e asking for. Not a cheap lens though. Round that off with a Canon 10-22 or the Sigma 18-35 and you have great coverage from ultra wide to plenty of zoom.


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Apr 26, 2014 03:38 |  #13

Congratulations on the great gift and the great wife who bought it for you!

I'll put in another recommendation for a Canon 17-55/2.8 if it's in your budget, or Tamron 17-50/2.8 non-VC at lower cost. I think you'll find the extra reach (longer focal length) more beneficial than the larger aperture of the Sigma 17-35/1.8.

The 24-70/2.8 is an excellent lens, but if I could have only two lenses for a crop-sensor camera like the 70D, I'd go with the 17-55/2.8 and 70-200/2.8L.


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Apr 26, 2014 06:19 |  #14

Ajfb004 wrote in post #16862162 (external link)
Yea she bought the body and the salesman sold her on the 70-200 f2.8l. It's ridiculously good . She also got a2x tele converter for more distance at games .

That is SOOO awesome! My wife complains about ANYTHING I buy, and I get paid to shoot weddings!


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Apr 26, 2014 06:22 |  #15

bumpintheroad wrote in post #16862257 (external link)
The 24-70/2.8 is an excellent lens, but if I could have only two lenses for a crop-sensor camera like the 70D, I'd go with the 17-55/2.8 and 70-200/2.8L.

bingo! I had the 24-70 with my croppers, and 24 just wasn't wide enough. The 35/2IS is also a great lens, but if it's your widest on a crop that's just too limiting.


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