Boxing pictures, indoors, no flash

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  1. nomav6

    nomav6 TPF Noob!

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    Im going to have press passes to a couple matches and I want to get a lot of really good shots so I'll be asked to shoot again in the future, any tips on this type of shooting, also what lenses(within the price range of about $400)? I'll be using a canon 350D.

    Thanks.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    You will want the fastest lenses you can get. The 50mm F1.8 is only $70 US and it's a sharp lens.

    I don't know what focal lengths you will need...maybe a 35mm or an 85mm. Fast zoom lenses will be out of your price range...so it's probably best to look at prime lenses.
     
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    Alison Swiss Army Friend Supporting Member

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    I'll second the 50/1.8, great sharp lens and excellent for low light situations. What lenses do you currently have?
     
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    danalec99 TPF Noob!

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    With the budget of USD400, you could get a 50mm f1.8 and the 85mm f1.8

    OR

    if it is just 50mm you want, you can also look in to 50mm f1.4. With the money left, you could buy a CF Card or something.

    Cheerio! :)
     
  5. bighank

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    The 50mm will give you the light you need but will not give you the coverage you need. It gives you a 80mm focal length.
    For the short money you mention, you have a decent lens with the canon 28-135mm. It will give you 45mm-216mm. This is a high end consumer lens, nothing like an L lens but better then the other consumer lens.
    The objects will have plenty of light on them.

    You can pick it up at B&H for 410 US warrenty
     
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    I have the 50mm 1.8 and the standard 35-80mm f4 but like bighank said, I dont think the 50mm is going to give me the coverage I want. Im going to look into the 85mm f1.8 though, thanks for the replies and links :)
     
  7. DocFrankenstein

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    Slow focus
    Not enough light

    If you decide to go with a zoom, get tamron 28-75 DR Xi

    50/1.8 is a must for any photog

    Cheers
     

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