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May 12, 2014 22:57 |  #1

I'm going to take pictures at a sports banquet in a couple of nights - as a dad, not for $.

It's being held in a country club dining room. Lighting should be typical indoor lighting although there should be natural light from the windows for the first hour or so.

I have a 6d, a speedlite 430 ex and the following glass:

35MM f/2.0
85MM f/1.8
Tamron 28-75 f/2.8
24-105 f/4.0L
70-200 f/2.8L IS USM MKII
70-300 f/4-5.6L

Which lenses would you take?




  
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May 12, 2014 23:03 |  #2

Probably the Tamron and maybe the 85.


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May 13, 2014 04:41 |  #3

Heya,

6D + 24-105F4L + Speedlite

Wide enough for group shots. Long enough for portraits and so you can be a few feet away when doing it. Sharp either way. No lens changing needed. F4 is fine for all this. Bounce the light from the speed light, unless you have a good diffuser system that isn't huge.

I figure, you're a dad, you want to enjoy the moment a little too, not just sit in the background with a long lens and not be around your kid(s) or friends, or whatever.

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May 13, 2014 04:51 |  #4

how far away will you be from your child? (assuming that you want to primarily shoot the child)? Are you thinking of group shots? or candids?

I personally would take either the tamron or the 24-105 for the range of group shots - and then candids. back and forth between further away and closer. and as long as you are willing to use your flash - there should be no issue


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May 13, 2014 05:00 |  #5

yes, how close do you plan to be to take shots? Are you planning to walk around and take closeup group shots, shoot the presentations/speeches from your seat, or what? At a typical wedding reception I would use my 24-105 for wandering around cocktail hour and (since I can get close) for speeches/dances. I've also used the 70-200 for speeches/dance and shooting reactions in larger venues. Since you will likely not be that close the 70-200/2.8IS would be invaluable, IMHO.

I would take 24-105, 70-200, and the flash; that should cover you pretty well. I would expect the lighting to be good enough to be able to shoot without flash


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May 13, 2014 05:20 |  #6

I'd take the 70-200mm 2.8 as one of the lenses. The 2.8 may come in handy indoors for shots you may wish to take without the flash, and the longer length will allow you to take some great candids. I've been hired on several occasions to do similar events and my best shots always seem to be natural unposed shots from a distance.




  
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May 13, 2014 07:02 |  #7

MalVeauX wrote in post #16901018 (external link)
6D + 24-105F4L + Speedlite

Wide enough for group shots. Long enough for portraits and so you can be a few feet away when doing it. Sharp either way. No lens changing needed. F4 is fine for all this. Bounce the light from the speed light, unless you have a good diffuser system that isn't huge.

This. That's what I would do.




  
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May 13, 2014 15:45 |  #8

6D + 24-105F4L + Speedlite

Wide enough for group shots. Long enough for portraits and so you can be a few feet away when doing it. Sharp either way. No lens changing needed. F4 is fine for all this. Bounce the light from the speed light, unless you have a good diffuser system that isn't huge.

I figure, you're a dad, you want to enjoy the moment a little too, not just sit in the background with a long lens and not be around your kid(s) or friends, or whatever.

Very best,

Sibil wrote in post #16901183 (external link)
This. That's what I would do.

+2. You're only taking one body so I would avoid carrying more lenses if you plan on actually being a part or/enjoying the event. You can crank the ISO on the 6d and still be usable :)


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May 13, 2014 17:47 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #9

A lot of indoor events can be captured without a flash and if you are not using one then I would take the Tamron 28-75 and the 70-200.


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May 13, 2014 18:18 |  #10

BrickR wrote in post #16902217 (external link)
I figure, you're a dad, you want to enjoy the moment a little too, not just sit in the background with a long lens and not be around your kid(s) or friends, or whatever.

Actaully in my case, my girls never want me arount them or their friends. So a longer zoom, and a 580EXII with fresh batteries is my go to setup for events like this. :lol:




  
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