Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by mostly sunny, Apr 27, 2010.
to take pictures of people on this ride..
It looks like Canon 70-200 2.8. On full frame it works great. It works great on crop as well but that extra zoom range that you get turns it into about 110-320mm (give or take) and that might be TOO much for everything else but great for some sports, wildlife, etc.
Usually longer focal length + low f-stop = big ass lens. Even the wide angle (on a full-frame anyway) Canon L glass is kinda big, like the 24-105mm and that doesn't reach out very far.
As far as why use it (70-200) for a portrait? Especially on a full frame camera that's a good portrait lens. The big aperture can give a really nice low depth of field at those focal lengths making for some pretty portraits with nice blur.
Yep 70-200mm f2.8 I'll bet - either the IS or non IS version (can't tell from the pick)
As for why so big -- well -- really -- its not that big a lens (honestly its just a little one -- really -- for a telephoto ))
Camera might be pro grade or just any regular DSLR with a battery grip attached to the base
I tend to find it is - a nice 24-105mm though would be a great backup for such a lens
Nikon 600mm f/4 VR
thats 18 inches long.. haha
That lens isn't big. That lens is a little boy lens.
This is Bob's Lens. Bob tried Enzyte, the once a day tablet for natural lens enhancement. Now Bob is the talk of the whole neighborhood with his BIG LENS!
Reach. Or to get some magnification.
This is one of the 2 lenses I use to shoot soccer (Sigma APO 150-500 mm f/5-6.3 OS DG HSM):
This lens weighs almost 4 lbs so I mount it on a monopod there at the tripod foot. I add a vertical gripped D300 to the lens and it all weighs about 7.5 lbs.
I have a second body with a shorter lens mounted for the close in shots (D200/AF 80-200 mm f/2.8) I wear on a Black Rapid strap at the same time so it hangs at my right hip.
& they say size doesn't matter
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I say why not? Same question could be for people who buy a camera way over their talent level or buy a sportscar and never take it to a track... lol.
I wish my soccer/American football lens only weighted 4 lbs. At 11 lbs my 400 f2.8 is definitely not a hand holder.
I know. That's one of main reasons I only do daytime field sports.
You have to buy a monopod that can handle that kind of weight too! Even more $$$'s.
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