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Jul 14, 2014 20:57 |  #1

Getting the opportunity to take pictures at the MANU vs RM game in the next few weeks. Currently my longest lens is a 300mm f4 that I use for field sports with some success.

Should I go out and get a 400mm for this game?


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Jul 14, 2014 21:08 |  #2

IMHO, with the 300 and 70-200 you are well covered.




  
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Jul 14, 2014 21:14 |  #3

figo wrote in post #17032253 (external link)
Getting the opportunity to take pictures at the MANU vs RM game in the next few weeks. Currently my longest lens is a 300mm f4 that I use for field sports with some success.

Should I go out and get a 400mm for this game?

Yes! And bring the 70-200 also .


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Jul 15, 2014 10:29 |  #4

figo wrote in post #17032253 (external link)
Getting the opportunity to take pictures at the MANU vs RM game in the next few weeks. Currently my longest lens is a 300mm f4 that I use for field sports with some success.

Should I go out and get a 400mm for this game?

Yes, get the 400 for the game, you won't regret it


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Jul 15, 2014 15:41 |  #5

Rent the 400. That is one lens I see a lot on sidelines at games I attend as a soccer fan. It gives you a little more length you can't quite get with your 300. I would still bring the 70-200 as others have said. Not all of the action is going to be at the deep end of the field. If you have two bodies that would be a great combo to have one with the 400 and the other with the 70-200.


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Jul 18, 2014 04:51 |  #6

Looks like I can rent the 400mm for $150 for the weekend because the place is closed for the long weekend here in Canada - sweet!! Now off to look for a back up body and thanks for the help.


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Jul 18, 2014 06:03 as a reply to  @ figo's post |  #7

You may need a monopod with that 400.




  
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Jul 19, 2014 18:58 |  #8

Sibil is right... you will need a monopod for the body with the 400 attached. Get a good strap for the camera with the 70-200. Practice switching from one camera to the next. Be sure to both your camera's settings are in sync during the game. Shoot from a low position, sitting on the ground or a low stool, if they don't have a photography pit at each end of the field. :)




  
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Jul 19, 2014 19:34 |  #9

Got the mono ready. Would you put the 300mm f4 on the 7D or 1DM3? Game is at 4pm. Extra reach of 7D may work with 300mm.


QUOTE=randrand;1704260​9]Sibil is right... you will need a monopod for the body with the 400 attached. Get a good strap for the camera with the 70-200. Practice switching from one camera to the next. Be sure to both your camera's settings are in sync during the game. Shoot from a low position, sitting on the ground or a low stool, if they don't have a photography pit at each end of the field. :)[/QUOTE]


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Jul 20, 2014 00:15 |  #10

figo wrote in post #17042655 (external link)
Got the mono ready. Would you put the 300mm f4 on the 7D or 1DM3? Game is at 4pm. Extra reach of 7D may work with 300mm.

I would put the 300 on the 7D.




  
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