I'm new to DLSR camera and I want to take my rebel t3i to a supercross event. From the stands, what lense would give me the best pictures? Also what shutter speed should i use to catch action shots? Thanks for info anyone can provide.
Canon Telephoto EF 600mm f/4.0L IS Image Stabilizer 2534A002 B&HFrom the stands, what lens would give me the best pictures?
BlairWright said:1. How far are the stands from the action?
2. Are you looking for closeups or wider shots?
3. How much are you looking to spend?
To most people #3 is most important
Depending on what you can spend a 70-200 2.8 (or f/4) or a 300 2.8 (or f/4) should do the job but it really depends on how far away you are and what you want out of it.
You will need a min of 1/500 Sec to freeze action but you don't need to freeze it all the time, lower speeds like 1/250 will give you soem creative effects.
Overread said:I'd also expect that most places won't let you in the stands with anything as big as a 300mm f2.8 let alone a 600mm f4! 70-200mm f2.8 would probably get in without much trouble unless they blanket down a "no DSLRs" rule.
iresq said:Indoor or out? Other relevant questions already asked. And if you go Big Mike's route, I would recommend at least a mono-pod, hand holding that beast would not be fun. LOL.
The 70-200 2.8 is an excellent lens (and currently on sale). It's not small or light. If you can find one at a local store, you will want to hold it first before pulling the trigger. Besides a being a very fine lens, it holds it's value extremely well. I am currently in the market for this lens. You only save a couple of hundred going used.
In the future you should be careful using terms like best without a full accounting of what it is your trying to accomplish.