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Clubbing lens - 35L or 24-70? Vote.

 
Marloon
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Dec 11, 2009 14:15 |  #1

Hey guys.

i am really indecisive. i am going to go clubbing tonight with my gf and her friends. i dont drink as i tend to be the designated driver almost all of the times so instead, i take pictures here and there.

i used to have the 11-16 on a 40D, but never replaced it with the 16-35. Now i am stuck with deciding if i should have the 24-70 or the 35 f1.4. i want the f1.4 aperture as that'd make for interesting shots, but the 24-70 allows for wide shots of groups. sigh. LOL. of course i'll be bring a flash, just wanted some input.

thanks guys! - looks like i'll be picking up a 16-35 sooner or later. AHHA


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Dec 11, 2009 14:20 |  #2

I've found 35mm to be wide enough at clubs... I'd go with that over the huge zoom


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Dec 11, 2009 14:23 |  #3

MigsVuitton wrote in post #9178595 (external link)
I've found 35mm to be wide enough at clubs... I'd go with that over the huge zoom

this is exactly why i need a 24L or a 14L. HAHHAa


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Dec 11, 2009 16:09 |  #4

35mm would not be wide enough for me.. I use 24-70 shooting clubs on FF and I am usually stuck on 24mm. I really want a 17-40 for nightclub shooting. I could get wicked stuff with 17mm on full frame. But it depends on how you shoot.

If you shoot from the distance and record a scene as you see it unfold then 35mm may be fine. I personally like to get right in the middle of everything so that the scene envelopes me, and for that wide angle is a must.

I also always use flash and f4 too, if not using a flash I would have to adjust my style a bit.


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Dec 11, 2009 16:43 |  #5

do they let you bring DSLRs in? I always wondered that. I'm going to a lounge tonight. Usually I bring in my SD600 for events like these. Always felt a bit weird carrying my DSLR around....


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Dec 11, 2009 16:46 as a reply to  @ dmo580's post |  #6

I'd probably rather carry the 35L around all night vs. the 24-70.

Oh, and it's never too late to start drinking.


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Dec 11, 2009 16:49 |  #7

35L
...it should be a no-brainer IMHO


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Dec 11, 2009 16:52 |  #8

bacchanal wrote in post #9179389 (external link)
I'd probably rather carry the 35L around all night vs. the 24-70.

Oh, and it's never too late to start drinking.

You must have small arms then :D

But yeah..35L. Zooms are almost rendered useless for nightclub setting.


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Dec 11, 2009 16:55 as a reply to  @ Undispu7ed's post |  #9

If you're carrying a flash, it sort of defeats the point of the 35L. If using flash I'd recommend 24-70, no flash....35L


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Dec 11, 2009 17:00 |  #10

^ Yeah, didn't see the part where he said he would have flash. Definitely 24-70 then if you have flash.


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Dec 11, 2009 17:07 as a reply to  @ Undispu7ed's post |  #11

if i were to club somebody i'd certainly use my 24-70L in a tube sock :D.

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Dec 11, 2009 17:11 |  #12

Undispu7ed wrote in post #9179421 (external link)
You must have small arms then :D

But yeah..35L. Zooms are almost rendered useless for nightclub setting.

Wha?? If I'm just drinking and having a good time I generally don't like to stick a hooded 24-70L in somebody's face just for shooting around.

But yeah, usually when I'm out at "the bar" I have my full kit with me.


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Dec 11, 2009 17:13 |  #13

I'd recommend the 35L in a club setting.

Compared to the 24-70L it's MUCH lighter, you arms will thank you at the end of the night.

You'll rarely need closeup shots as apposed to shooting event photography.

Plus foot zoom is always more fun! :D

However I'd recommend a wide zoom like the 17-40L or 16-35L




  
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Dec 11, 2009 17:15 |  #14

ed rader wrote in post #9179514 (external link)
if i were to club somebody i'd certainly use my 24-70L in a tube sock :D.

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Dec 11, 2009 18:56 |  #15

ed rader wrote in post #9179514 (external link)
if i were to club somebody i'd certainly use my 24-70L in a tube sock :D.

ed rader

Lol reminds me of this prison break episode where they put C batteries and beat the **** of an inmate with long socks.


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