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So I'm going to help with a luncheon awards photo session tomorrow.

 
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Mar 11, 2013 22:31 |  #1

So I sent the 5D3 and the 70-200 2.8 II to Canon in NJ for a CPS clean and check and got the phone call.
I do have the 5D2 and the following glass.
24-105 f4
70-200 f4 IS
85 1.8
17-40 f4
50 f1.8
100 2.8

What do you think?
Inside a hotel meeting room taking a few shots of folks getting their awards.
Tripod with the 85 and or the 70-200 f4?
The 50?

Any tips on what glass that would be best?
I have flashes but between the ISO on the 5D2 and the faster glass I may not need flash.
The lighting should be OK.
Would much rather be using the 5D3 but it's murphys law I guess.

Thanks


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Mar 11, 2013 22:32 |  #2

KarlGB77 wrote in post #15704885 (external link)
So I sent the 5D3 and the 70-200 2.8 II to Canon in NJ for a CPS clean and check and got the phone call.
I do have the 5D2 and the following glass.
24-105 f4
70-200 f4 IS
85 1.8
17-40 f4
50 f1.8
100 2.8

What do you think?
Inside a hotel meeting room taking a few shots of folks getting their awards.
Tripod with the 85 and or the 70-200 f4?
The 50?

Any tips on what glass that would be best?
I have flashes but between the ISO on the 5D2 and the faster glass I may not need flash.
The lighting should be OK.
Would much rather be using the 5D3 but it's murphys law I guess.

Thanks

24-105L + flash, handheld. :D


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Mar 11, 2013 22:36 |  #3

Lot of gear for a non pro. I'd suggest 85/1.8 and 24-105 + flash. Good luck and we hope to see the results :D


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Mar 11, 2013 22:37 |  #4

24-105L, 580EXII, Handheld has Ed mentioned.
Backup 17-40L for wider room shots.


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Mar 11, 2013 22:50 |  #5

Really
24-105 & flash?

That's surprising. I would have thought the faster glass.
Interesting.


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Mar 11, 2013 22:55 |  #6

Thanks

I will let you know how it turns out.


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Mar 11, 2013 23:46 |  #7

I think you will need to bring the 70-200 as well. (Too bad you won't have the f/2.8) Unless you are going to be in front or they will pose for you after receiving their awards.
Do you have to shoot over or around a podium?
Good luck, have fun.:)


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Mar 12, 2013 07:40 |  #8

Hmm... I would have thought the 85 1.8 as well. Go figure.


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Mar 12, 2013 07:57 |  #9

Hotel lighting is eh at best.
24-105, Flash bounced on a 5D Mark II is a great way to start.
Can always adjust from there if necessary.


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Mar 12, 2013 08:03 |  #10

Karl.
You and I are alike.
I keep thinking do I really need my 70-200 f/4 L IS along with my 70-200 f/2.8 L IS?
And the answer is always yes.
I was just at the NJ Repair Center two weeks ago myself.


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Mar 12, 2013 13:20 |  #11

I used the 85 at f 2.5
Iso 800
Tripod
No flash


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Mar 12, 2013 13:27 |  #12

KarlGB77 wrote in post #15704959 (external link)
Really
24-105 & flash?

That's surprising. I would have thought the faster glass.
Interesting.

That depends on the quantity of available light and QUALITY of that light.

Some of these venues have those "moody" ugly down spots that throw nice pools of light but at the same time create horrible, shadowed eye sockets. You can create some wonderful bounced fill light - if need be - with your 5D and 24-105. I've done a number of events like this.

I think the tripod would just slow you down and maybe even get in your way. For events like this you want to be mobile unless they are super cookie cutter. Sometimes interesting action and emotion occurs around the speakers and you want to be able to work those angles quickly and easily.


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Mar 12, 2013 18:15 |  #13

indoors you may not always need the flash...but a flash is usually a better option...


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Mar 12, 2013 21:37 |  #14

DreDaze wrote in post #15708086 (external link)
indoors you may not always need the flash...but a flash is usually a better option...

Reasonable observation and sometimes true.

My main camera always wears one just in case, if not to add pleasant, flattering fill at times. That being said, there have been instances where I never turned it on...but the insurance policy gave me piece of mind ;).


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Mar 12, 2013 22:06 |  #15

Good luck with the shoot!


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