what lens and flash for BMX photography

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  1. tjespo22

    tjespo22 TPF Noob!

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    I shoot alot of bmx and unfortunately i only have a kit lens for that. i have a 70-200 2.8 l but its really no good for bmx. Im looking at a sigma 8mm 3.5 fisheye, nifty 50mm 1.8 and a 580ex II with a transmitter. How does this sound? i love bmx photography, but when i got the telephoto i though i was going to be shooting alot of MX since i ride MX. but since i got into bmx, i dont ride MX as much anymore.. so lmk what you think. I would be getting the canon 15mm 2.8 but i have a 30d and with the 1.6 crop idk if it would be a good idea.. lmk what you think and if i should or should not get someting.


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    with a lens as wide as 8mm...you're gonna have to be on top of whoever you're takin a pic of.
    Also, if you get fisheye...make sure it's a diagonal fisheye...cause a circular fisheye will make a circle image on the sensor...

    Hmm...
    What about an upgraded lens in the same focal length as the kit lens? If that range works for you...stick with it.
     
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    I hink it depends on your own personal style and where you .are shooting from
     
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    Like JIP stated, really depends on how close you can get to the action and the type of shot you want to get. For nice wide shots the EF-S 10-22 is good if you do not want the distortion. If you plan on the 50mm, get the f/1.4 with the USM for faster AF though.
     
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    well i prob wont be getting the 50mm for a while then cuz the 1.4 is alot more expensive and i got a big list already.

    as for a fisheye, im gonna get the tokina 10-17

    these are hte other things i have on my list.
    canon speedlight 580ex II
    Canon Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2
    Tokina 10mm - 17mm F/3.5-4.5 DX Autofocus Fisheye Zoom Lens
    Lowepro Nature Trekker AW II, All Weather Photo Backpack, Black.
    Velbon CX-690 Photo & Video Tripod with 3-Way Pan Head
     

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