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    Lens Suggestions For Outdoor Event

    Gang,

    I've been asked to shoot a 25th wedding anniversary party that will be held outdoors.

    I'm quite comfortable with my Nikon D300 and have come to rely almost entirely on the 18-200mm VR lense that has proven to be effective for my needs (zoos, travel, family portraits) mainly because of its versatility and the convenience of leaving the lense mounted.

    I can certainly appreciate that this particular lense is "general purpose"; it does a number of jobs admirably, but specific lenses would presumably do individual jobs more precisely.

    In order to ensure the best possible results, I'm planning to schedule a "portait session" and also shoot "spontaneous" images during the party.

    My question becomes: What lenses (or other equipment) would you recommend?

    Thanks in advance.



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    For shooting outdoors, I'd suggest a powerful flash or a reflector (may need an assistant to hold it) to avoid the harsh shadows that you usually get with bright sunlight.

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    +1 for flash. Eh, it's easier to use than a reflector; no need for an extra pair of hands.

    For portraits, a decent lens in the tele range would not go amiss.
    Canon 7D, 450D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8 USM L, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM, EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6, EF 50mm f/1.4, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM, EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6, Speedlite 550EX, 2x 580EX II, ST-E2

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    Depends if your renting lenses or buying...might try renting a 70-200 2.8, so you can get shots without being in the middle of things. Then a 50mm 1.8 for just over $100 will work for close ups and your portraits.
    Canon 1Ds mk III/Canon 5D mk II/Canon 50D, Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM, 70-200 f/2.8L USM, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, 23-185 f/3.5-5.6 IS USM, 50mm f/1.8 II, 70-300 f/4-5.6, UVs and Polarizers for all, 580EX II, BG-E2N x 2

 

 

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