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Dec 04, 2014 23:19 |  #1

No flashes, allowed...............
I went last year my pictures turned out terrible -?

I didn't have my ISO high enough, and no mono pod.

I like my 85 mm 1.8lens but I really need more zoom because I don't like getting to close to the players.

My 5 D mk2 shutter is kind of loud so I would 15 to 25 feet away.
I have a 100 to 400 L lens too.

Should I buy another lens or stick with what I already have?

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Dec 04, 2014 23:37 |  #2

Is renting or borrowing from someone else an option?

If the event is important enough to you, then I would try renting a newer body that will handle the high ISO (1DX, 5D3, 1D4) along with something like a 70-200/2.8 or even longer if you want to get tight and be far enough away. If shutter noise is a concern, then the 5D3 would be a great option for its silent-continuous shooting mode. Your pretty limited with what you have now as far as low-light performance and focal length. You could also post your settings used from last year's event , assuming it's the same venue. That will help us make a better recommendation.


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Dec 04, 2014 23:47 |  #3

Is it the APA in vegas???

Anyway.. I get the no flashes rule and a clicking camera will cause a distraction...

The 100-400 has IS if I remember correctly... Monopod is a good idea.. You really don't have any action to freeze.. Blurred pool balls and pool sticks would look cool... Bump the ISO up and try the in camera noise reduction...

Rent a 300f4 IS... One stop more light and image stabilization..


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Dec 04, 2014 23:55 |  #4

The 100-400 is going to be too slow. If you are renting I would suggest the 200 f2 .IS. Ore the 70-200 2.8 IS II.




  
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Dec 05, 2014 04:40 |  #5

redrocket wrote in post #17312884 (external link)
Is it the APA in vegas???

Anyway.. I get the no flashes rule and a clicking camera will cause a distraction...

The 100-400 has IS if I remember correctly... Monopod is a good idea.. You really don't have any action to freeze.. Blurred pool balls and pool sticks would look cool... Bump the ISO up and try the in camera noise reduction...

Rent a 300f4 IS... One stop more light and image stabilization..



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Dec 05, 2014 04:43 |  #6

gonzogolf wrote in post #17312892 (external link)
The 100-400 is going to be too slow. If you are renting I would suggest the 200 f2 .IS. Ore the 70-200 2.8 IS II.

I will see if I can rent the 200mm f2.

Don't ask my why but I was thinking of the 100mm macro or a 135mm L.

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Dec 05, 2014 09:15 |  #7

i saw this thread and stopped at billiards thinking there will be photos. you better share afterwards lol


also the 135L isnt a bad idea. i second the suggestion of a 200 f2 or the 70-200 f2.8 mkII IS




  
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Dec 05, 2014 09:25 |  #8

Consider a blimp.




  
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Dec 05, 2014 10:16 |  #9

Fast primes is what I'd recommend. 135L would be ideal for sure, depending on how far away your subject is.


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Dec 05, 2014 10:19 |  #10

farmer1957 wrote in post #17313112 (external link)
I will see if I can rent the 200mm f2.

Don't ask my why but I was thinking of the 100mm macro or a 135mm L.

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The 135L is also a great choice. I just cant envision your working distance.




  
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Dec 05, 2014 12:05 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #11

The 70-200/2.8 worked really well for me this year

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