A&P Best Canon Lens for doing a Car photoshoot? *help quick*

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  1. Jbrown

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    Best Canon Lens for doing a car shoot? *help quick*

    Ok I'm doing a shoot friday with a bunch of cars, and what not.

    I plan on renting a good lens for it.

    What is a great lens to do it?


    Doesn't have to be CRAZY expensive, but I'm renting.


    I'm thinking a wideangle?

    Also, best place to rent lenses?

    Thanks!
     
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    Hmmm. Try the 10-22 ef-s or the 16-35 f/2.8 L.
     
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    I went with 17-40 4L

    I read up on it.


    Think it will suffice?
     
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    It should. I'm not a big fan of f/4 lenses and 17 isn't that wide IMO, but I'm sure there are a lot of pictures taken with that lens everyday. :dunno:
     
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    Ya I don't NEED super wide, as it wont be at a show or anything.


    :)


    I'll def be posting some pics in OTAP soon
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    10-22 or 16-35
     
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    17-40 was more in the reasonable price range for me, and it was in stock unlike the 16-35
     
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    So did you rent it or buy it?
     
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    rented for 2 weeks, $93 shipped with insurance from borrowlenses.com
     
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    Shit man, for that much, you coulda bought a new one and just taken the depreciation hit.
     
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    70-200 2.8L, use it for almost all my car shoots.

    No homo distortion, no ricer angles... clean and sharp.
     
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    :eek3: Do you shoot from like a mile away.
     
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    you don't need to, unless you're trying to get a large group in the shot.
     
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    i would go with the 16-35
     
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    my next lens :bowdown: for largely the same reason.

    unless i get a nifty fifty in the mean time. but no having income sucks
     
  16. brasheye

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    1dsmk2 full frame son. :bowdown:
     
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    I take most of my car shots with 10-22 Perfect if you want wideangle or just standard images, plus you dont have to be 1000ft away.
     
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    I use a 24-105is

    I've tried using 70-200 2.8, just haven't gotten the room needed.
     
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    17-40L end of story. I use the 17-40L 90% of the time. Then 10-22 the rest of the shoots.
     
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    I prefer the compression you get with a telephoto so I use the 70 200 more often. I've been using the 16 35 more often now that it's mounted on a 5D.
     
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    I've been using the 24-70 :hs:
     
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    Only problem is lighting sucks ass when shooting with a tele and flashes. It just doesn't add the dramatics like the wider angles do. Especially for skys. Way to blah for me.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    My area doesn't have any good spots for landscapes & cars, which is why the telephoto works better.
     
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    I like to use wides better, as people seem to go NUTSO over their photos done in wide angles here (like fisheye, etc).

    Upcoming show, I wont be able to afford to buy it buy then but ill be renting either a 10-22 or somethign lse nice and wide to do what has been requested
     
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    Wtf, never had that problem :ugh:
     

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