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post #1 of 16
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I pray that the shuttle actually launches between May 16th to the 27, because we will be on vacation 15 miles away from the launch pad...

Now I ask this question...

Would you rather have 1080p video or "possibly" good pictures?


I ask the question because I have a DSLR (Rebel T1i), but my lens is only 250mm max, I would need to rent a $100+ lens to get good close photos. Also my brother will be taking pictures too, but his is just a point in shoot that looks like a DSLR.
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post #2 of 16
You need an 800mm lens for pictures. Way more than 100 for a rental.
post #3 of 16
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Quote:
Originally Posted by dudemanppl View Post
You need an 800mm lens for pictures. Way more than 100 for a rental.
Hmm, can you put a 2x teleconvertor on a 400m Canon lens? I was looking at pictues and people were saying they shot using 400mm?
Edited by Infinitegrim - 5/3/11 at 10:29pm
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post #4 of 16
HD video pl0x.
post #5 of 16
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This would be the actual view...




Do you know if it is possible to use a teleconverter on the Canon 50-250mm IS lens? If so I would be happy with using that to get a few shots of it on the launch pad and then just take video.
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post #6 of 16
Here's a thought, pick up a 500mm cat lens (normally about $100), at that range, you'll be close to infinity so the manual focus wont hurt much. Also (prob) wont be much glare so the donuts shouldn't show up. If you don't like it, you can likely resell it afterwards for $65-80, making a $30 buck rental?
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post #7 of 16
Video is gonna be shaky as hell, so don't do that.
post #8 of 16
Video would be everywhere. Figure range x magnitude of vibrations = poor video aim. Your miles away so a handful of good stils are the most you should aim for.
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post #9 of 16
I would say go for the pictures. Like Russian J said, there will be a lot of video on it already. Plus you might be able to get some really sweet shots that would be lost in video @ 30 fps

OT: Are you staying in Titusville by chance? The distance is similar to a hotel I stayed in that had a view of the Vehicle Assembly Building.

Only fun thing to do there is to leave and go elsewhere O-Town, Cape Canaveral or Cocoa.
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post #10 of 16
You can get this...

http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/...anon_400mm_5.6

Plus

http://www.borrowlenses.com/product/..._Teleconverter

For a total of $76 for a week +shipping...

Something to keep in mind.
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