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Jan 30, 2010 18:58 |  #16

PhoenixPhotography wrote in post #9504177 (external link)
but the shows get so crowded I would rather have one camera and a zoom.

70-200 2.8L IS ;)


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Jan 31, 2010 00:52 |  #17

I looked at the 70-200 f/2.8L but 50mm is almost always just close enough (some times being a little too much focal length).

From the pictures of the school play I believe you just sold me a 17-55, those are excellent.
At 4000 ISO and f/1.4 I was getting 400th of a second so I have room for less ISO and a little smaller aperture.
Even at 4000 ISO I could keep the shutter speed over 125th with f/2.8 on the 17-55.


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Jan 31, 2010 01:15 |  #18

With the stage lighting and the clean high ISO from 7D, I think f/2.8 would be good, although f/2 is always better. So, I would say 17-55/2.8 IS and 70-200 2.8L IS would be the choices. You will find the IS actually gives you the advantage of using lower ISO in situations when higher shutter speed (say 1/200 or above) is not needed. I always hope that Canon has in-camera IS so that I can use a 135L on my 7D to shoot stage and school performance without hand shake concerns.


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Jan 31, 2010 02:30 |  #19

IS is very important to me, it makes a lot of difference inslower shutter speeds (as was mentioned). Though this lens will be primarily for concert photography I would like to be able to use it for other photography.
The IS would be helpful in this case.


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Jan 31, 2010 07:28 |  #20

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Tell us how you really feel.

I felt crushed and deaf several days after that concert :(

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You're going to the wrong concerts.

It was a MC Hammer concert and apart from those annoying front row ppl it was the best concerts I have been to. I only had a EF-S 17-85 f4-5.6 IS USM lens mounted on a 40D and still managed to take some half decent shots

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Feb 03, 2010 06:33 |  #21

I would vote for the 70-200 2.8L IS. You always hear about people saying rent a lens. I never realized how cheap it is. I'm renting a 70-200 2.8L IS this weekend for $35. Of coarse you have to put down a credit card deposit for the full amount, and you break it you buy it.


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Feb 03, 2010 22:40 |  #22

I ordered the 17-55 Monday, should be to my Canon dealer tomorrow or Friday.
I find that 50mm on a crop body is as far in focal length I would want to go so 70mm would get me way too close for the shows I shoot (small local venues).


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