Photojournalism Lenses

Discussion in 'Photojournalism & Sports Gallery' started by OPTRICE, Sep 18, 2007.

  1. OPTRICE

    OPTRICE TPF Noob!

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    If you had to chose between the 17-55mm 2.8 and 28-70mm 2.8 to go with a 70-200mm 2.8, which would you chose?
     
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    lostprophet No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'd go for the 70-200 2.8 as it would give you a chance to get shots when your a bit further away from the action, and that lens is as sharp as my wit :lol:
     
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    Oh no, i mean i have the 70-200, I wanted to chose between 28-70 or the 17-55 as a midrange lens.
     
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    Rick Waldroup No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Get the 17-55 zoom. If you plan on doing PJ work, you will need the wide angle.
     
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    go with 17-55.
    the gap between 17 to 28 is huge, meanwhile between 55 to 70 is less noticeable.
     
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    I agree in photojouranlism you need to get close to the action and a nice wide lense will help a great deal. Dont forget a notebook and pen. I enjoy using a 16mm fisheye sometimes, my standard lenses are 17-55 Nikkor 2.8 lense and 70-200 Nikkor 2.8 Vr and two D2X bodies.
     
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    Digital Matt alter ego: Analog Matt

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    There is no 1 accepted style of photojournalism. Get the lens that allows you to take the photos that you want to take. Develop your own style.
     
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    For the little PJ work I do I carry a body w/35-70 2.8, a body w/80-200 2.8 and a 14 2.8 in a belt case. I usually have a 50 1.4 and maybe a 35 f2.0 in my pocket. But Matt is correct, to each his own. We each strive to develop a style, those who just copy others are destined to be left in the dust. BTW, if you do sports a 300 2.8 is handy.
     
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    For PJ, I rarely see a need for a long telephoto 70-200mm.. in fact.. it gets too distracting and you have a tendancy to step away from the action. This is all related to your signature
    "If your pictures arnt good enough, you arnt close enough. -Robert Capa"

    My personal choice in the Canon line would be the 16-35 f2.8L and/or the 24-105 f4L. Of the ones you listed, I'd go with the 17-55mm. I personally like shooting with the 35mm attached to a small rangefinder...
     
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    Thanks for the comments guys, I really appreciate it. Im transferring from the 18-70 kit lens so the division was new to me. I'll probably go with the 17-55 since most of my photos are super wide.
     
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    17-55 sounds better. But the 24-105/4 L is the better choice maybe.
     
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    im very happy with my 28-70...
    I also have the 70-200 ;)
     

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