A&P Going to a car show soon...lens advice :)

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by oliver, Apr 2, 2006.

  1. oliver

    oliver New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,846
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City
    i have the crappy 18-55 and im looking to rent a lens for the car show.

    i was looking at the Sigma 15mm f/2.8 EX Diagonal Fisheye
    for some cool fisheye shots and maybe the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM
    for the cars that are sectioned off and i cant get too close to.

    Will these lenses suit my needs for the car show?

    Thanks in advance guys :kiss:
     
  2. mojito

    mojito New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2003
    Messages:
    62,877
    Likes Received:
    0
    70-200 is worthless at a car show if you want the majoirty of the car, plus you have to be so far back that people will get in your way
     
  3. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Messages:
    95,388
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Manhattan Beach, CA
  4. oliver

    oliver New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,846
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City
    thanks will look into it :)
     
  5. oliver

    oliver New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,846
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City
    :( the 10-22 isnt available at the moment :hs:
     
  6. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Messages:
    95,388
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    tokina 12-24

    the canon feels flimsy :o
     
  7. SL1200MK4

    SL1200MK4 New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2003
    Messages:
    1,552
    Likes Received:
    0
    If you are interested in shooting the cars, then 70-200 won't do you any good. It's good for shooting the models.

    Canon 10-22 is an amazing lens, but for half the money, the Tokina is a very good alternative.
     
  8. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    9,484
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Amish Country, PA
    What car show?

    17-40L
     
  9. mandarin orange

    mandarin orange OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2006
    Messages:
    9,863
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    NOVA
    70-200 is garbage for a car show. you'll have to spand like at least 10 feet back to get the car in the picture.. people will walk infront of you. get a wide angle lens.. like a canon 17-40L. For me, I'd use my Tamron 28-75 f/2.8
     
  10. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    9,484
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Amish Country, PA
    Unless it's an import car show and there's a bikini contest. Big crowd, stuck in the back, zoom ftw! :drool:
     
  11. SpiderOnTheFloor

    SpiderOnTheFloor New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 2, 2003
    Messages:
    11,348
    Likes Received:
    0
    tonika 12-24 should be good. are you going to be making money with these photos? if you are, then the cost of that lens could more easily be offset than the canon
     
  12. oliver

    oliver New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,846
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City
    the Jacob Javits annual car show in NYC.
    and yes i will be making money off these shots :hs:
     
  13. hash browns

    hash browns lolcathlon champion OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2004
    Messages:
    95,388
    Likes Received:
    84
    Location:
    Manhattan Beach, CA
    in that case i'm charging a consulting fee
     
  14. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2003
    Messages:
    64,726
    Likes Received:
    368
    Location:
    The sweaty asshole of the universe
    :ugh: Yet you aren't sure what lens to get?

    Tele is useless as is extreme wide for indoor car shows. 17-40 or a 24-105 would be appropriate, of the two 17-40 would be my pick. What cam/crop?

    Not even going to comment on a fish, you should know better if this is for $$.
     
  15. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    9,287
    Likes Received:
    0
    the fisheye would be cool if they want photos with a little style. if not, use a standard zoom.
     
  16. Hua

    Hua AZN photographer crew

    Joined:
    May 5, 2000
    Messages:
    2,689
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Columbus, OH
    400 2.8
     
  17. oliver

    oliver New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,846
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City
    i went with the 17-40L from canon :coold:
     
  18. mobbarley

    mobbarley Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2005
    Messages:
    9,256
    Likes Received:
    2
    Location:
    Sydney
    damn, you could have got a good deal on the 1200 im sure. great for the car's badges
     
  19. eof

    eof New Member

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2002
    Messages:
    7,288
    Likes Received:
    0
  20. gandhibrokemyskates

    gandhibrokemyskates slangin beer

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2001
    Messages:
    28,157
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Houston
    i shoot cars shows all the time. i either use 20mm 1.8 or 28-75 2.8 tamron
     
  21. shawntx76

    shawntx76 Guest

    [FONT=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Sigma Normal 30mm f/1.4 EX DC HSM Autofocus Lens for Nikon Digital SLR Cameras ftw
    [/FONT]
     
  22. oliver

    oliver New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 21, 2004
    Messages:
    22,846
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    New York City
    CANON crew ftw
     
  23. Purchased or rented? IGood pick :coold:

    I think 24-70L would be better for car shows though. I bet you'll be taking pics at around 20-30mm and you'll only have an extra 10-20mm to play with for zoom. :hs:
     
  24. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2003
    Messages:
    9,484
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Amish Country, PA
    Depends on the type of show. For outdoor shows with little limitations, you won't need more than a 40mm on a 1.6x body. At OE auto shows with all the ropes and platforms, the 70mm is sometimes necessary. I generally shoot as wide as possible and use my feet to fill the frame.
     
  25. I can't wait for NOPI so I can try out the 70-200 :coold: If you're not planning on coming I'm dragging your ass with me so you better be ready!!! We definately have to hit all the drift shows. Those are probably my favorite tied with NOPI.
     

Share This Page