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Essen Motor Show...what to bring?

 
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Nov 25, 2009 02:22 |  #1

(EDIT 11/27)UPDATE, just got back 2 minutes ago, uplaoding pics now, will have them up a bit later I hope....Check out my Sig, I am an amateur so this is what I have on hand at the moment. I'm thinking the 28-80 should be sufficient for 90%. There should be a drift event going on INSIDE the hall, so I'll have the 55-250 for some range, and my small tripod if I can find it by tomorrow night. And hood or no hood? I dunno what the lighting is like in there. Any suggestions would be helpful, it is 320km drive(200mi) so i'd like to have made it worthwhile.


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Nov 25, 2009 02:30 |  #2

28-80 should be good all around. 55-250 eh.. depending on the lighting available, you'd definitely need a tripod to capture the best shots though.


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Nov 25, 2009 05:09 as a reply to  @ jimmyneyugn's post |  #3

yeah I know...i'm gonna tear apart my workshop and house this evening after the kids go to bed. I'm not to keen on carrying the big one around all day just for a possibility of being able to use it. (edit) The Canon and Sigma are both f/4-5.6, but which would You bring?


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Nov 25, 2009 16:59 |  #4

if that's the case then i would think a 55-250 would have more use /versatility as it can get wide and close shots..


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Nov 25, 2009 19:01 |  #5

and my small tripod

Where would you set it up with people walking around? I don't think the tripod will do you a lot of good at the drifting if they let you in with it, but take it along anyway. I'd be sure to take the 50mm f/1.8.
"Hood" for sure, There will be a lot of light from the overhead lights that could cause flare, or at least reduce contrast in your image.


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Nov 25, 2009 19:05 |  #6

a monopod would definitely be better in this situation, huh?


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Nov 25, 2009 20:06 |  #7

a monopod would definitely be better in this situation, huh?

On a normal day at an indoor show, I wouldn't take one. On a press day, or a Friday morning, I might, depending on what I knew about the venue.
You could strap the legs together & us it as a monopod if there wasn't room, & if they let you take it in.


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Nov 25, 2009 20:28 |  #8

Indoor auto show and auction. XTi and 18-55mm IS lens. No flash, available light. Handheld, took several frames in succession and chose the best of each group.


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Focal Length: 18.0mm
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Patience and camera position minimizes the crowd, even with spectators on all sides.



  
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Nov 26, 2009 04:50 as a reply to  @ DC Fan's post |  #9

PhotosGuy-I wasn't sure about the 50mm f/1.8 b/c I might have to shuffle about too much trying to frame the shot the way I want it....but i'll bring it anyway since it's so small.

DC fan-It is press/preview day so I think i'll have a bit more room.


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Dec 06, 2009 23:48 as a reply to  @ ///MikeD's post |  #10

The Essen show is a multi-day, walk-your-ass-off-all-day affair spread out over five huge halls.....and it's very crowded.

A DSLR with fast lens around your neck will get awfully heavy and cumbersome. A tripod is out of the question, due to crowding & because you will be cursed by every other attendee for getting in the way. You don't need a monopod either. The fluorescent lighting everywhere is more than adequate for ISO 400 shots with an f2 or f2.8.

If you click on the link below ( an England based forum, Die Deutschen Klassiker) you will see 12 pages of photos from this year's show. The vast majority of the shots taken were with a Leica D-Lux-4.....and it fits in your pocket.
http://www.ddk-online.com …pic.php?t=24556​&highlight (external link)=

Have fun, and bring lots of money if you are planning to buy anything, because prices there are usually higher than at any other show worldwide.


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Dec 08, 2009 21:50 as a reply to  @ John Z. Goriup's post |  #11

<-- Jealous that you're going to the show!




  
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