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Sep 14, 2009 05:36 |  #61

if you take alot of photos in low light the 2.8 IS is what you need. Otherwise the F/4 IS will do the job.
The 2.8 IS is versatile but its also heavy
The 4 IS is lighter and supposedly is slightly sharper than the 2.8, but you lose that extra stop.
So it depends on your needs, but overall they are both very good lenses. one is not better than the other :D


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Sep 14, 2009 05:55 as a reply to  @ Surfnsun's post |  #62

Thanks guys!!

Like I said this was just a thought, I'm very happy with my F4 L. Would I like to have IS, 2.8 , 2.8 with IS? Yes I would!!


What do I like to shoot? Right now I shoot what ever I can with the lenses I have. ;)


Thanks again!!!


Oh yeah I don't have everything listed in my sig. I have a tripod, I'm about to buy a 430EX


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Sep 14, 2009 06:57 |  #63

DDCSD wrote in post #8639329 (external link)
There's a good chance that they had their cameras/lenses on a tripod because every shot was going to basically be the same. I'm guessing the models stop and turn at the same place on the runway every time. They just need to set the camera up, pre-focus and trip the shutter when the model hits their mark.

It makes sense for something like that, where the subject will always be in the same place and you're only going to get one type of shot anyways. I highly doubt it was because the lenses were too heavy to hold or to eliminate camera shake. Most of them use flashes for that stuff anyways, don't they?

The place was crowded with photogs... the pit was full and narrow so getting a different position would be impossible. The non pros, like me, were lined up at the end of the runway, for the most part, and couldn't move without losing your spot. Every was using a monopod, except me. One guy was creative and came with a hard case that he stood on to get over the heads of anyone that may have been in front of him. The thing is that all these monopods didn;t appear out of nowhere. These guys have done this before and "chose" to bring a monopod.

No, the pros were shooting the length of the runway and were perched behind their camera.

No one was uisng a flash but I did decide to try one for a few shots and really liked the results. I'm using flash more and more now, at least for part of a shoot, for live events, dialed down -2 FEC.

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Sep 14, 2009 10:18 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #64

Great shots, Bohdank! Reducing the flash -2 FEC adds just enough fill!


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