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mickb83
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Dec 16, 2008 06:38 |  #1

Hi every one,

i have a 400D with the standard twin lens kit lenses, i am wanting to upgrade to a better lens for photography.

can i get some guidence from people in the know as to which lens would be best.

any help is appreciated.

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Dec 16, 2008 07:11 |  #2

Wrong Section so it will get moved!

Use the Search button as there are many threads for this subject!

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Dec 16, 2008 07:12 |  #3

Daylight or at night? How close will you be? Do you have press credentials or are you shooting from spectator areas? What is your budget? I shoot with a 70-200 f.8 almost exclusively on a 1.3 crop camera. When I get to a road course during the day, I usually have to add an extender. If you are shooting daylight, I woud start with a 70-300 zoom, (in that range) Sigma or Tamron. IS will be of no help to you.


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Dec 16, 2008 19:28 |  #4

400mm F2.8 IS would probably be up there. I see a lot of them at events.
I use a 500mm F4 IS and it works great and a backup body with a 70-200mm F2.8. Then I switch the 500mm back and forth with a 28-70mm.


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Dec 16, 2008 19:30 as a reply to  @ fitzhughsmith's post |  #5
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70-200 2.8


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Dec 16, 2008 20:56 |  #6

400 2.8 IS, mine will be in any day now.


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Dec 16, 2008 21:08 |  #7

This really depends on how close or far you will be from the racing surface. At some tracks a 24-105 would work, but at others a much longer lens is needed, so most of us need more info to make a reasonable recommendation.


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Dec 16, 2008 21:42 |  #8

I was going by total access. Those 3 lens would cover it all.


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Dec 16, 2008 21:47 |  #9

Gotta have a 12mm, FF camera too...
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Dec 16, 2008 22:47 |  #10

Here are three budget friendly lenses that work well.
If there ia no budget then there are mant more wonderful choices.

70-200mm 2.8 (or f4.0 if for good light)

100-400mm is also another great choice.


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Dec 20, 2008 23:02 |  #11

I use a 28-300L a little heavy but much lighter than 2 cameras and lens.




  
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Dec 21, 2008 01:06 |  #12

And if you are in overcast UK or similar, you may need a fast lens of around 2.8.

300 2.8
400 2.8
Sigma 120-300 2.8

They are very expensive though.


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Dec 21, 2008 02:49 |  #13

NeoTokyo wrote in post #6893310 (external link)
Here are three budget friendly lenses that work well.
If there ia no budget then there are mant more wonderful choices.

70-200mm 2.8 (or f4.0 if for good light)

100-400mm is also another great choice.

In good light, this would be perfect


Canon 7D, 40D,100-400 IS L, EFS 15-85 IS, EFS 10-22-With Faulty USM, 055XPROB+488RC2, 430 & 580 II Flash, Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8-:cool:
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Dec 21, 2008 04:59 |  #14

Its an awesome lens :)

The only downside that some people feel is a downside is that it is a push-pull zoomer and its not a constant aperture.

Awesome IQ though and a great lens.

-Eric-


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Dec 21, 2008 06:14 |  #15

Really depends what look you are going for......


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