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going to the NA International auto show, what lens to bring?

 
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Jan 03, 2007 11:02 |  #1

Ok I just got started at this camera stuff really, and I have never been to this auto show before so I am wondering what I should bring. Obviously batteries,I have the Opteka grip and 3 batteries, memory cards, I have 1 x 2GB and 2 x 512 but I think I am going to pickup another 2 or 4GB before this as 3GB may not be enough.

What for lenses? my new sigma 17-70 should be here tomorrow so I was thinking that is probably the only one I will need. I wont need the kit lens for sure, the nifty 50 I dont know, maybe for some closeups maybe. And the 70-300 I cant see me needing that for much.

I am going to the industry day so hopefully there will not be mobbs of people there like on the public days.

But I am still debating if I should pickup the sigma 10-20 for this event, but I already spent way over my budget already on this camera trend lol.

for people with experience what else would you bring?


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Jan 03, 2007 11:08 |  #2

The 17-70 should be your best lens in your arsenal for this. Your thought process seems reasonable to me. Good luck!

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Jan 03, 2007 11:51 |  #3

I don't know what kind of access you will have to the loft-style hospitality suites, but if you do get to one, both wide-angle (for overall Cobo perspective) and telephoto (for some interesting perspectives of individual vehicles (or persons, for that matter)) could come in handy.

Even during the press and VIP pre-shows, crowds can be pretty thick at certain times and places. You'll have to be patient to get the shots you want without a great deal of intrusion. With that being said, at times, I've asked others to "pose" with the subject vehicle to add interest to the shot.


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Jan 03, 2007 12:20 |  #4

thanks for the advice, guess I will be dragging the bag with me to carry all this around ;)


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Jan 04, 2007 01:19 as a reply to  @ tekkie's post |  #5

I covered SEMA and LA auto show in November/December with just my 24-105L on a 5D body. I would say your 17-70 should give you sufficient range, although it may get a wee bit tight on the wide end.

As for equipment, I would keep it to a minimum. Walking those huge show halls with a heavy pack can really wear/slow you down. Make sure to wear good walking/hiking shoes.




  
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Jan 06, 2007 11:07 |  #6

are there any filters I should use because of so many lights?


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Jan 06, 2007 11:08 |  #7

Polarizer would help with glare off paint and glass, if not chrome.


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Jan 06, 2007 11:21 |  #8

just a regular polarizer or a circular one?


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Jan 06, 2007 11:24 |  #9

For most any SLR these days, digital or not, circular.


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Jan 06, 2007 11:29 |  #10

dooh more $$$ lol

I am going to order a 77 and a bunch of adapters so I can use it on all my lenses + when I buy the Canon 100-400 I wont need to buy another one :)


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