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Wide or long first?

 
Zander ­ Albertson
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Aug 14, 2008 16:21 |  #1

Currently have the gear in my sig, and I will be covering all of the usual HS sports this fall, and I am looking at a new lens. I would like something wider than my 28-105 as well as something longer than my 70-200... but can only purchase one lens for now and the other in the spring. I was thinking a 16-35 or 24-70 for group/team shots, jube and general PJ type stuff, and a 300 4 for extra reach for soccer, and football (before dark).

I can always crop images down, but can't go wider than 28mm right now, is that a concern for team shots etc? So my question is, would you go with the 300 or the 16-35/24-70 first, and why? Thanks, Zander


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Aug 14, 2008 16:26 |  #2

Go with the 16-35 the 70-200 will cover even night time frootball if you movearound the sield (At least if worked well for me for the last 3 years).


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Aug 14, 2008 16:27 |  #3

Sports action benefits from longer lenses and large apertures. I don't think you should go much wider than the 24-70 for group shots unless you want to distort the people.


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Aug 14, 2008 16:32 |  #4

A wide angled pic makes alot of things much more interesting that no normal-to-long range len can do. So, to complete the missing puzzle on your equipment list, i would definitely go wide.


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Aug 14, 2008 16:48 |  #5

10-22 on 20d will work wonders for wide shots and has minimal distortion if used correctly, consider it and a 1.4tc?


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Aug 14, 2008 16:50 |  #6

Another vote for going wide - more interesting shots and they may not always be on the field.




  
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Aug 14, 2008 16:53 |  #7

Tamron 17-50 f2.8 = 1.4 tc.


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Aug 14, 2008 17:44 |  #8

Why not a 10-xx or 12-xx? I've heard the sigma 12-24 works great on 1 series.


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Aug 14, 2008 19:02 |  #9

Seeing as you already have a telephoto I would go for the wide angle. Though I'm wondering how often you would really use it. It'll surely be a unique style.


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Aug 14, 2008 20:19 |  #10

I'd vote for long first. 28mm is wide enough for what you've described.


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Aug 14, 2008 21:25 |  #11

Considering what you have and plan to shoot, I say get the 300mm first.



  
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Aug 14, 2008 21:35 |  #12

i'd go with the 1.4 TC for the 70-200
and the 17-40 wide angle unless you have a good paying day job.


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Aug 14, 2008 21:40 |  #13

I have a 17-85mm f/4.0-5.6 IS USM it works great as a wide lens and I use it a lot for a walk around lens...




  
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Aug 14, 2008 22:48 as a reply to  @ Tozankyaku's post |  #14

I'd go wide as well. You have a lens that can get most of your fall/winter sports shots. With the wide angle, you really can get some cool shots from a different perspective. I've had the 16-35 for a year now, and some of my favorite shots were of the football crown in the stands, under the basket while the camera was on a pole, and behind the high jump pit during track. I've been learning to see a shot in wide angle, not just telephoto and filling the frame.


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Aug 15, 2008 08:40 |  #15

form wrote in post #6108491 (external link)
I don't think you should go much wider than the 24-70 for group shots unless you want to distort the people.

A 24mm lens on a FF camera sets up the opportunity for perspective distortion when someone is too close to the lens, but no way that perspective distortion results if 24mm lens is used on 1.6x format body, and fairly unlikely on a 1.3x format body.


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