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Low light/fast lens for hotel shoots?

 
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Jun 04, 2016 23:24 as a reply to  @ post 18029460 |  #16

I found a used one for $299 with Canon mount condition 9 which seems like a pretty good price.


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Jun 04, 2016 23:25 as a reply to  @ post 18029442 |  #17

Mike, you may want to totally forget the 70-200 in a hotel room environment: it may be too long on a crop sensor :)


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Jun 04, 2016 23:27 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #18

are you sure its this one: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …0mm_f_2_8_4_DC_​Macro.html (external link)


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Jun 04, 2016 23:27 as a reply to  @ itsallart's post |  #19

Thank you. I figured it was stretching it I just read so many good things about it but it may have to be a down the road purchase.


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Jun 04, 2016 23:29 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #20

Its this used one

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …api=1876%2C7211​8895162%2C (external link)


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Jun 04, 2016 23:33 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #21

thats the older version of that lens, but it should be fine for your purposes.


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Jun 04, 2016 23:36 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #22

Is that what the price difference is in this lens is about? The cheaper that says "contemporary" is older?

Good price for new.

http://fumfie.com …+for+Canon&keyw​ords=17-70 (external link)


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Jun 04, 2016 23:37 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #23

the more expensive one is newer


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Jun 04, 2016 23:39 as a reply to  @ telephoto500's post |  #24

Thank you so much for your input and help!!!!


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Jun 04, 2016 23:41 as a reply to  @ mike62's post |  #25

glad to help!


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Jun 05, 2016 00:02 |  #26

Canon 24-105 f4L IS

Used should be pretty close to your budget requirement.




  
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Jun 05, 2016 00:07 as a reply to  @ texkam's post |  #27

I have been looking at Abe's of Maine and they have good prices for Fumfie has some better prices and seems legit but I am unfamiliar with them. They have the lens at $579.


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Jun 05, 2016 00:08 |  #28

I'd go for the Sigma 17-50mm OS. It has image stabilization and a good range since I don't see you being able to use longer than 50mm in a hotel room. You can get the imports on Ebay for about $300, and with the remaining money you could buy the Canon 50mm STM for extreme lowlight and shallow depth of field purposes. I own both lenses and they're fantastic for portraits.


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Jun 05, 2016 00:58 |  #29

Scottboarding wrote in post #18029508 (external link)
I'd go for the Sigma 17-50mm OS. It has image stabilization and a good range since I don't see you being able to use longer than 50mm in a hotel room. You can get the imports on Ebay for about $300, and with the remaining money you could buy the Canon 50mm STM for extreme lowlight and shallow depth of field purposes. I own both lenses and they're fantastic for portraits.

What he said. Add a shoot through umbrella, light stand and umbrella speedlite adaptor too. You want to get some soft lift off camera. If there is good window light, you may make do with a 40" reflector.


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Jun 05, 2016 22:43 |  #30

The problem I had with the 17-70C that I rented was the variable aperture. In order to maintain proper exposure I had to rely on the camera in some fashion, whether it be ISO or shutter for it to control, which I'm not always happy with and isn't super consistent.
Yes, you can set it to F4 and essentially have a 17-70 f4 which is MUCH more usable on the wide end than a 24-105 f4. I didn't find the Canon 24-105 impressive, went with the Sigma 24-105A.
I rented the Sigma 17-70C, I don't know how the older model performed. I had no issues with the AF with the C though. One thing about a lens like the 17-70 having macro like capability is that you can focus closer to a subject and shrink your DOF (longer FL+closer to subject) ;)


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