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Originally Posted by iandroo888;13191249 
if ur 55-250 was able to do that during day.. then 70-200 is what u need at night xD

imo i wouldnt worry too much on the wide side of the lens unless ur friggen close to the cars... and since u said garage and pit was fair game areas... im sure if u were a bit "long" on the wide side, u could take a step back lol

Well I could literally get right up to and touch the cars in the garage if I wanted to, of course the teams wouldn't be happy with that lol. I used the 50mm in the garage at Auto Club Speedway and there were a few times I wished it was a bit wider since there was times I couldn't back up far enough.
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17-55 and 70-200 is probably a good combo to rent then biggrin.gif
 
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What about the 200mm 2.8L?
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Originally Posted by Shane1244;13192176 
What about the 200mm 2.8L?

I'm not sure how far the pit wall is from the track. 200mm focal length was a bit tight at Auto Club and I think the pit wall at Charlotte is closer to the track. I think I'd rather have the versatility of a zoom. The prime would save some money though.
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135L + 1.4 is almost like a zoom, albeit a very very clunky zoom. And the 30 1.4 is simply wonderful. I would pay 600 for the performance it gives.
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time to ditch 35mm f/1.8 for 30mm f/1.4? xD
 
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Originally Posted by dudemanppl;13194129 
135L + 1.4 is almost like a zoom, albeit a very very clunky zoom. And the 30 1.4 is simply wonderful. I would pay 600 for the performance it gives.

Does the TC slow down the AF much? Thinking about picking one up. Which TC are you using?
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Originally Posted by sub50hz;13190652 
1. Nah. Not wide enough, not long enough.

2. f/2.0 is sufficient for my habits.

3. Due to the nature of my work, the only thing she wants is something I'm not ready for (engagement ring).

I might swing by Calumet tonight and check out the 70-200 again.

Save up for #3 then? biggrin.gif

The 70-200mm definitely is a nice lens, but that's still on the backburner for a long time for me. I don't shoot telephoto nearly enough to justify a $1k lens. Still, if you do though, the f/2.8L is a sweet lens biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by GoneTomorrow;13190661 
Who knows with him.


If the 17-55 were wider and longer like you want, it wouldn't be as good of a lens. There's a reason the range is relatively short and why "vacation lenses" are poor quality.

It's also sad that I'm not surprised at all by this.

And +1 on the "Vacation lens" thing. To be honest though, I've never found shooting at those focal lengths to be a big deal. It's not "proper" photography to some people, but I have room to crop with my body if I ever need to/find my lens is too wide.
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Originally Posted by iandroo888;13194227 
time to ditch 35mm f/1.8 for 30mm f/1.4? xD

I'd do it biggrin.gif
Edited by r31ncarnat3d - 4/19/11 at 6:18pm
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;13194605 
It's not "proper" photography to some people, but I have room to crop with my body if I ever need to/find my lens is too wide.
I'd do it biggrin.gif

I crop using the original aspect ratio of the camera.... or on the one or two occasions that I've wanted a square crop from the get go.

Not that I'm a pro... it's just my take.
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Originally Posted by sub50hz;13190652 
1. Nah. Not wide enough, not long enough.

2. f/2.0 is sufficient for my habits.

3. Due to the nature of my work, the only thing she wants is something I'm not ready for (engagement ring).


I might swing by Calumet tonight and check out the 70-200 again.

Take the plunge! I did last June! biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d;13194605 
Save up for #3 then? LD

The 70-200mm definitely is a nice lens, but that's still on the backburner for a long time for me. I don't shoot telephoto nearly enough to justify a $1k lens. Still, if you do though, the f/2.8L is a sweet lens biggrin.gif



It's also sad that I'm not surprised at all by this.

And +1 on the "Vacation lens" thing. To be honest though, I've never found shooting at those focal lengths to be a big deal. It's not "proper" photography to some people, but I have room to crop with my body if I ever need to/find my lens is too wide.

To be fair, I've seem some impressive vacation lenses (the Canon 18-135 isn't half bad), but they all seem to be jacks of all trades and masters of none, so to speak.

And about using just a wide angle lens and cropping, yes you can get by like that, but you miss out on the advantages of telephoto (even just medium telephoto), namely image compression, shallower DOF, less artifacting from cropping and enlarging, etc. You owe it to yourself to at least give a lens like the 85/1.8 a shot.
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Originally Posted by iandroo888;13194227 
time to ditch 35mm f/1.8 for 30mm f/1.4? xD

Maybe I'm missing something, but from the reviews I've read on both lenses, the Nikon is the better of the two. The Sigma is razor sharp in the center, but the corners seem to be soft throughout the aperture range.
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Originally Posted by theCanadian;13194890 
I crop using the original aspect ratio of the camera.... or on the one or two occasions that I've wanted a square crop from the get go.

Not that I'm a pro... it's just my take.

Same here, I always keep it 3:2, no matter what. It's just pleasing to the eye (for me at least).
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