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All day Concert with a 70-200 2.8 IS

 
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Jul 21, 2009 05:23 |  #1

I found myself in Key West on Family Business. Things went better than planed so it was off to Miami for an all day and half the night Festival (Festival de Independencia de Colombia ) where many groups would be playing on two diffrent stages. I had no plans to cover this event but while in the area what better way to let off some stress.
But wait such a great event deserves to be shot with a decent lense. So I stopped by a Maimi area Photography store for a 70-200 2.8 IS lense, A 580 exII flash and a remote unit for the Flash. All With rebates I might add. (Thanks Canon)
With no press pass in hand and not even a back stage pass this was going to be fun. No worries I was the only Gringo at the event so I just walked back stage like I owned the place. Never really got questioned, how Nice!
First time I had ever used the 70-200 2.8 IS or the 580ex II . No time to read the instructions got to wing it. I am here to tell you the lense and flash were a joy to use. I spent alot of time on stage during the concerts and just as much time walking around the event. I must say hen you guys on here said that lense was heavy I see not one of you were kidding. I put the lense carrying case on my belt so I could switch between lenses . Bout pulled my pants down when I had the 70-200 in it.
After 9 hours at the event and 402 photos taken I was wore slap out. My arms were like rubber at the end. The IS sure came in handy towards the end.
I posted the pictures on my Facebook page. I would love to here what you fine folks think of the 199 fotos I posted. ( www.facebook.com/tampa​.vallenato (external link) ) . Here is a another link. ( http://www.facebook.co​m …/photos.php?id=​1807755380 (external link) )


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Jul 21, 2009 06:59 |  #2

Unfortunately one needs to be your friend to see them as that is how you have your security options set.


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Jul 21, 2009 07:48 |  #3

You should also upload to flickr and link your post to there rather then facebook. Facebook washes out the colours, at least i find it does. I uploaded the same picture to flickr and facebook, the flickr one came out with the same colours as the one on my laptop. I've only noticed this happening recently, last year the colours were rendered alot better.


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Jul 21, 2009 08:02 |  #4

That's why I have the f4 IS. The f4 has never been a problem shooting live shows, for me. Actually, I wish I could shoot at f5.6 more often to get more than just one person on stage in focus. It also weighs 1/2 as much as the 2.8 which makes all day/night shooting non fatigueing.

I shot the Afro Cuban All Stars and Van Van last weekend and Victor Manuel & Gilberto Santa Rosa the weekend before. All outdoor evening concerts.


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Jul 22, 2009 01:51 |  #5

I opened the account so you all should be able to go there now. Bohdank I was introduced to Victor Manuel by Jorge Celedon Check the fotos.


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Jul 22, 2009 03:24 as a reply to  @ TampaFoto's post |  #6

I agree that 2.8 is very heavy to carry all day long.

Are there times when you felt 2.8 was necessary? I would guess towards night time will come in handy. Is that correct?

Ray


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Jul 22, 2009 03:25 |  #7

bohdank wrote in post #8317383 (external link)
That's why I have the f4 IS. The f4 has never been a problem shooting live shows, for me. Actually, I wish I could shoot at f5.6 more often to get more than just one person on stage in focus. It also weighs 1/2 as much as the 2.8 which makes all day/night shooting non fatigueing.

I shot the Afro Cuban All Stars and Van Van last weekend and Victor Manuel & Gilberto Santa Rosa the weekend before. All outdoor evening concerts.


OT:

Bohdank, have you been in situations where you wished you had the 2.8 version? Do you have samples of the evening shots with the f4? You can PM me if you like. I am considering getting rid of my 24-70 for a 70-200L. Thanks.

sorry to OP for the hijack.


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Jul 22, 2009 06:15 |  #8
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Makes your arms jello?! DO SOME PUSHUPS lol. You don't have to be his friend?? HMM nice little event. I enjoyed looking through =)




  
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Jul 22, 2009 06:16 |  #9

40dbaby wrote in post #8322875 (external link)
OT:

Bohdank, have you been in situations where you wished you had the 2.8 version? Do you have samples of the evening shots with the f4? You can PM me if you like. I am considering getting rid of my 24-70 for a 70-200L. Thanks.

sorry to OP for the hijack.

Carefull you will find you will still need your 24-70 in tight sistutions. The 70-200 needs a bit of room. I wish I had that lense as well.


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Jul 22, 2009 06:22 |  #10

coffeeguy415 wrote in post #8322874 (external link)
I agree that 2.8 is very heavy to carry all day long.

Are there times when you felt 2.8 was necessary? I would guess towards night time will come in handy. Is that correct?

Ray

Ray your right on the money. As it got darker the 2.8 sure started to shine. Eariler in the day it may not have been nesseary. My problem was I was not ready for a 9 hour day but made it work. If I had it to do over again I would . Next long event like this one I will be more ready. Mono pod in hand and a nice bag over the shoulder for the rest of my gear.


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Jul 22, 2009 06:54 |  #11

None of these have been pushed or anything else. A couple were pulled "back". I picked these on purpose since some were actually overexposed meaning I could have stopped down/lower ISO/faster shutter. EXIF should be attached.

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Jul 22, 2009 08:04 |  #12

TampaFoto wrote in post #8322689 (external link)
I opened the account so you all should be able to go there now. Bohdank I was introduced to Victor Manuel by Jorge Celedon Check the fotos.

Need to login. I'm not into Facebook so can't get in.

That show was my worst access, ever. Too far away for 200mm on a FF. If I still had my 40D, I would have been able to get tighter shots but the ISO noise would have been noticeably higher. Time for the 300 f4IS for those times I just can't get close.

My wife would have liked a shot with VM or GS but I didn't bother trying.... not that I expect to have had any success.


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Jul 22, 2009 09:56 |  #13

Now when I use my 70-200 2.8IS I use my black rapid strap

http://www.blackrapid.​com/rs4.php (external link)

I pair that with my 24-70L with neck strap.


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Jul 22, 2009 10:18 |  #14

Nice fun shots. I have the 70-200 2.8L IS and agree it is heavy, but I love the images i get from it.


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Jul 22, 2009 11:57 |  #15

very nice photos




  
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