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Gah nothing is ever simple. are these 2.8 the so called "speed" for the apature?
 
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*Aperture.

And yes
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can i get some links of the lenses.
they seem to have discontinued the 50-150/2.8 sigma and whatever company google products shows could be a bit shady....

heres a tamron 70-200/2.8

its a bit more then i expected (was around 650 before....), there is also a sigma version which is even more but is stabilized.



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Gentlemen, remember, he WILL be using a Flash (430, 580). He can get away with a 5.6 lens indoors without any issues. Without a flash... er... go for a 50mm 1.8. At the very least without a flash you want a F2.8 aperture and down (F2, F1.8, F1.4, etc) for indoors.
yes a flash would be fine if OP wants to be up close and personal. but he wants a telephoto so unless he wants to blind the subject and have black backgrounds then a flash isnt really useful.
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Hmm some informitive stuff. Now another side note, how do you get that real clear person, with a blurred background? Id imagine its with a tele lens zoomed focusing the object but because its so far back.
 
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Hmm some informitive stuff. Now another side note, how do you get that real clear person, with a blurred background? Id imagine its with a tele lens zoomed focusing the object but because its so far back.
Nope. You get it with a large aperture.
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Nope. You get it with a large aperture.
man i used to remember how i messed with that, put my dslr away for a while and forgot everything. Shutter speed wont have anything to do with that correct?

Also i need to sit down and read you guide.

this tamron looks like a good investment :/ i cant find any in my city that they sell need to call some mom and pop stores.
Edited by sotorious - 5/3/11 at 4:38pm
 
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you might want to wait a bit, cause the tsunami in japan jacked up the prices on most gear.
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For an indoor party in a large hall, you will need either a fast lens, or a external flash that is diffused.

If you get a fast lens, you will be able to shoot at speeds of 1/30 or greater, thus eliminating the need for a flash, and blur/properly lit the back ground.

If you use a diffused external flash unit ( 580 EX II is the best one ) you don't need to buy another lens, however the back ground will not be properly lit, and the bokeh won't be as pleasant.

Diffused flash is very important, because you might not want the washed up, deer in a headlight look most people take with their point shoots at parties. one other option is to get the external flash off camera, which will require wireless transmitter and a stand.
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For an indoor party in a large hall, you will need either a fast lens, or a external flash that is diffused.

If you get a fast lens, you will be able to shoot at speeds of 1/30 or greater, thus eliminating the need for a flash, and blur/properly lit the back ground.

If you use a diffused external flash unit ( 580 EX II is the best one ) you don't need to buy another lens, however the back ground will not be properly lit, and the bokeh won't be as pleasant.

Diffused flash is very important, because you might not want the washed up, deer in a headlight look most people take with their point shoots at parties. one other option is to get the external flash off camera, which will require wireless transmitter and a stand.
He could use the camera in one hand and a flash connected to camera hot shoe through a cable on the other hand. This way he can adjust off camera flash on the fly.

But what has been said here is correct. You have to choose what you want. If I were shooting that event, I'd go for the flash.
Edited by Weedvender - 5/3/11 at 9:27pm
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now whats the difference between a diffuser and a regular flash? and if i did get flash it would be with that bounce trick correct? with the flash facing up.
Edited by sotorious - 5/4/11 at 10:51am
 
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