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Sigma/Tamron 17-50f2.8 for Motorsport

 
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Oct 17, 2006 08:12 |  #1

Has anyone used the above lenses for fast action shots ?

Or any views on these lens's ability (or lack of) as a wide Motorsport lens. I tried some 'wide open' rally shots @18mm on the kit lens at the weekend and to say they were poor would be being kind, lacking in any real detail and flat colours.


  
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Oct 17, 2006 10:12 |  #2

I'm not too sure i'd want to be close enough to a car to actually use 18mm :D

I normally stick with the 70-200 f2.8 and a good safety margin but a Canon 85mm f1.8 is tempting.


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Oct 17, 2006 10:21 as a reply to  @ GSH's post |  #3

I use 70-200 probably 80% of the time, but on the occasion when I can stand (safely) inside a hairpin or maybe want to catch a bit more scenery but not compromise too much on quality and AF speed.


  
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Oct 17, 2006 11:13 |  #4

I had fairly good success with a Sigma 18-50 at a rally:

http://www.gcogger.dsl​.pipex.com/rally2006/i​ndex.htm (external link)

The first few and the last 4 shots were with this lens (I forget - check the EXIF), and I was pretty impressed with the focussing. It managed tracking shots with AI servo mode very well, even when the light was poor.


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Oct 17, 2006 11:54 |  #5

usually a longer lens into the 70mm and up are used for sports. I've the Tamron, but probably wouldn't even bring it to sporting events due to lack of reach.


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Oct 17, 2006 13:20 |  #6

I guess it depends how close you can stand. This shot:

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was at 18mm, and I still couldn't get the whole car in :)

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Oct 17, 2006 13:26 |  #7

gcogger wrote in post #2131762 (external link)
I had fairly good success with a Sigma 18-50 at a rally:

http://www.gcogger.dsl​.pipex.com/rally2006/i​ndex.htm (external link)

The first few and the last 4 shots were with this lens (I forget - check the EXIF), and I was pretty impressed with the focussing. It managed tracking shots with AI servo mode very well, even when the light was poor.

Thanks, some nice shots there but they dont have exif details.


  
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Oct 17, 2006 16:36 |  #8

Oops!
OK, images numbered as follows are with this lens:
2056, 2062, 2071, 2270, 2271, 2289, 2293

That's the first 3 (around f/8) and the last 4 (f/2.8, f/2.8, f/4, f/4).


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