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Jul 18, 2014 17:54 |  #1

I am having a hard time debating on which lens to bring on a beach shoot. I hate bring gear onto the beach and I love my primes so I am deciding on either my 24-105 which for pro portraits I would normally would not use, or I was thinking of putting the 35 1.4 on one camera and my 85 1.8 on another, I also love the 135 but I can't hold it steady without tripod (which I will bring) and I don't want anything to happen to that baby.

What are your thoughts?


16-35 2.8L 24-105L 35 1.4L 135L 50 1.4 85 1.8 and 100 macro, 5D, 5D2, 40D, 20D, (3) 550, 2 Sunpak 555, white lighting studio set-up.

  
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Jul 18, 2014 18:04 |  #2

For beach I am like you, a prime guy. 35 and 85. Nothing wrong with 24-105 but bokeh is my friend and gives me options.



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Jul 18, 2014 18:09 |  #3

I do believe that is what I will go with one on each camera so no blowing sand gets into the camera.


16-35 2.8L 24-105L 35 1.4L 135L 50 1.4 85 1.8 and 100 macro, 5D, 5D2, 40D, 20D, (3) 550, 2 Sunpak 555, white lighting studio set-up.

  
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Jul 19, 2014 00:43 |  #4

I use the 24-70 at the beach with great results for most every situation. Just use a clear filter to make it easy to wipe down any sea spray (it does happen) without having to wipe down the actual lens. Have fun!




  
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Jul 19, 2014 01:10 |  #5

Uhhh...you have a 135L and a 35L. Case closed. I guess I don't understand how you can't hold it steady.




  
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Jul 19, 2014 03:02 |  #6

If you cant decide...bring the 50mm standard...you will most likely love it...if not you'll find out what you need to bing next time...


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Jul 19, 2014 03:19 |  #7

You should have plenty of light on a beach to use the 135L. Dont be shy to use higher ISO for faster shutter speeds to hand hold while running and gunning.

My style I'd be using a 16-35L and 70-200 (bright light I'd probably keep the 85mm at home). I'd suggest you use the 16-35L and 135L. If your comfort zone is 35mm just set your UWA to 35 ;) You can get some really cool shots using uwa on a beach.

Or if your a bokeh junkie you better bring some ND filters if your intending to shoot wider apertures.

I definitely would not bring the 24-105L for that shoot.

Since I use a spider holster I'd be running with 2 bodies and extra thinktank lens bag on my belt holding another lens. This way you dont fumble with a sling or knapsack.


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Jul 19, 2014 04:45 |  #8

Maybe I will bring the 135 as a side option with tripod. I have Fibromyalgia so my hands are not as steady. Plus this evening is suppose to be completely overcast, wish it was going to be a sunny day but nope.

16-35 I would never imagine to bring that lens with me. It's a group of ten people. As far as sea spray I had that problem last week with my 24-105 when a woman let her two dogs come out of the ocean at me and shake their fur all over my lens. Was not happy. :)


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Jul 19, 2014 04:51 as a reply to  @ imagesbybarbara's post |  #9

For the beach
light weight : EF-S 55-250
not heavy : 70-200L f/4 IS
heavy weight : 100-400L , 400L


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Jul 19, 2014 05:00 as a reply to  @ moltengold's post |  #10

sorry
i didnt see your gear list
one lens 24-105L :)


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Jul 19, 2014 06:55 |  #11

Thanks Moltengold I am debating doing just that and bring my 35 1.4 with me and maybe a couple in a bag if not happy. :)


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Jul 19, 2014 09:22 |  #12

imagesbybarbara wrote in post #17041319 (external link)
Maybe I will bring the 135 as a side option with tripod. I have Fibromyalgia so my hands are not as steady. Plus this evening is suppose to be completely overcast, wish it was going to be a sunny day but nope.

16-35 I would never imagine to bring that lens with me. It's a group of ten people. As far as sea spray I had that problem last week with my 24-105 when a woman let her two dogs come out of the ocean at me and shake their fur all over my lens. Was not happy. :)

If your shooting that number of people you'd very likely not utilize the advantage of fast glass. Since you must stop down you can shoot f/4 to f/8 or whatever aperture as long as you have all in focus. I'd definitely use a zoom for large groups.However you'll have the versatility to throw some really creative photos as long as you keep the subjects in the center of the frame.

The 85mm or 135 is a shoe in for adding some magic with little effort.


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Jul 19, 2014 12:41 |  #13

Thank you all for the advice, I am going to bring all three just in case. Today it is very overcast here in Virginia Beach I moved the shoot up to 5 p.m. because it is going to get dark with a chance of showers that is the only thing that worries me with the zoom. I have decided to go the extra mile and bring my sunpak 555 off camera flash for more light if needed I really don't want to carry all that on this particular beach but I would rather do what is right by the client.


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Jul 19, 2014 21:13 as a reply to  @ imagesbybarbara's post |  #14

Good to see a fellow Virginian from Hampton Roads! I was going to shoot up here in Williamsburg this evening but it was overcast and I was worried about rain. Hope it went well!




  
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Jul 19, 2014 22:06 |  #15

imagesbybarbara wrote in post #17041319 (external link)
It's a group of ten people. As far as sea spray I had that problem last week with my 24-105 when a woman let her two dogs come out of the ocean at me and shake their fur all over my lens. Was not happy. :)

At least that lens is supposed to be dust and moisture resistant whereas your others are not (except the 16-35).


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