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Going to be sitting 1st row tonight, Flyers vs. Senators. 17-55is or 85mm 1.8?

 
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Nov 07, 2009 09:28 |  #1

I can only bring in one lens.

I sat first row last month. I didn't own the 85mm yet, so I brought the 17-55. Here are some pics from that event: https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=763051

Note, I also own the 55-250IS, which I haven't given much of a chance.

Which would you bring? And thank you.

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Nov 07, 2009 10:18 |  #2

If it's one or the other, 17-55 would be around my neck. But I can understand being tempted by f1.8.


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Nov 07, 2009 10:26 as a reply to  @ Jethro790's post |  #3

I'd take the zoom because of versatility. With the 85 if you have to back up you won't be able to. It's easier to track moving targets with a zoom in a tight area.

I went to shoot a friend's game and brought both my 85 and 70-200. The 85 got dumped pretty quick in favour of the zoom.


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Nov 07, 2009 10:38 |  #4

true. good advise, thank gents.


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Nov 07, 2009 13:32 |  #5

85mm f1.8 would be my choice over the 17-55 f2.8 for the bit of extra reach and faster aperture.


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Nov 07, 2009 17:48 |  #6
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The 17-55 is too little reach, even from row 1. If you have it, take the 70-200...if not, the 85mm. 55mm just won't cut it.




  
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Nov 07, 2009 20:27 |  #7

What did you end up taking?


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Nov 07, 2009 23:56 as a reply to  @ Sean's post |  #8

well i'm glad I brought the zoom, but as a few mentioned above, it's not enough reach. I only shot during warm ups,


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Nov 08, 2009 00:05 |  #9

They look very warm, Even the ice has a orange tint to it....


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Nov 08, 2009 00:06 |  #10

Blues not senators. Flyers 2-1 shoot out victory.


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Nov 08, 2009 00:08 |  #11

Ryan7490 wrote in post #8975474 (external link)
They look very warm, Even the ice has a orange tint to it....


Thx. I'll cool a few down tmrw. Good call.


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Nov 08, 2009 02:16 as a reply to  @ Dj R's post |  #12

Even with the orange tint I still love those shots. Care to share the exif data?

THe only thing I would sugest is moving to Pittsburgh for better subject matter!:lol:


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Nov 08, 2009 07:43 |  #13

I would do a custom white balance ahead of time.


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Nov 08, 2009 08:27 |  #14

Hockey shots are fun! I de-warmed one of your shots down a bit. I agree with JR above, always either shoot raw, or shoot a custom wb before the game if shooting jpgs.


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Nov 08, 2009 21:00 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #15

thanks all. you were right. after looking at last nights pic - compared to a previous game, they were bad.

I updated them with some proper cooling.

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