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Jun 17, 2014 18:24 |  #1

Im going to the Spurs Championship Parade tomorrow......which lens would be up for the job? I will be about 40 feet above on a bridge as they pass on river barges.......


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Jun 17, 2014 18:36 |  #2

I'd take either your 18-135mm or the 55-250 if I had to choose one, but I'd bring both :)

But that's because I have no idea where the bridge or the barges are, or what kind of scene your looking to capture :)


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Jun 17, 2014 18:50 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #3

My choice would be the 55-250.
I don't know what the scenery is like from the bridge, but I don't think a wide angle zoom like the 18-135 would be as good as the 55-250. People on a barge that is 40 feet away will be tiny if you are zoomed below 55.




  
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Jun 17, 2014 19:53 |  #4

55-250 IMO. More reach and the "nifty two-fifty" is a sweet lens.



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Jun 18, 2014 07:33 |  #5

55-250 definitely.

You'll want to be shooting them when they're a fair distance away, otherwise all you'll get is the tops of their heads.


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Jun 18, 2014 08:42 |  #6

I'd bring 'em all. Otherwise you'll get the "OH! I wish I had my ..... "


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Jun 19, 2014 04:21 |  #7

yes, bring them all, 55-250IS for the longer shots




  
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Jun 19, 2014 18:58 |  #8

18-135 on one camera, 55-250 on the other.

although the event already passed...

what did you end up taking?


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Jun 19, 2014 19:37 |  #9

Having lived in SATX for 10 years I would say the 18-55 lens has you covered.


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