A&P Need some rentglass help

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  1. dano

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    The Detroit Grand Prix will be taking place very soon here and I want to rent a telephoto lens for that week. Spend a few days prior getting used to it (since I've only ever used my stocker 18-55) and then go apeshit when the races are going on. :wiggle:

    http://www.rentglass.com/shop.aspx?type=Canon

    There's so many and outright buying one is not in the equation right now with tuition, books and moving out on my own so rental seems to be the way to go. I wouldn't have much time to put it to use once school starts anyways so there's no point in straining my budget to buy one at the time.

    What do you fellas think would do just fine for that occasion?
     
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    My buddy who does photo as a well-paying side gig said to get the L-glass 100-400. Why would I go with that one over the one you posted? I was pretty set on that exact 70-200. Just trying to get edumacated here about these lenses as I'd like to scoop one up for good in the future.
     
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    the 70-200 f/2.8 is just a great lens all together but some people want the extra reach of the 100-400.
     
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    I'm not taking pictures of people picking their noses on the other side of the grandstands, so something with that zoom range doesn't seem like a big selling point. I just want something that can capture a car coming from a distance. I think after I actually had the car in the shot I wanted it would need to be zoomed back out more since it's moving so fast and the 200-400 would be useless. Sound like a fair assumption?
     
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    depends on where you're standing and the distance but i definitely know you probably wouldn't be using the 70mm end of the 70-200 and would be more likely to use the 200-300mm end so the 100-400 sounds much more up your alley but then again, I don't know all of the specifics
     
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    Ideally I want to be taking shots like this:

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    Not exactly like that, but if I could find a nice corner I'd live there all day capturing cars up close and far out.

    I'd be somewhere off the side of the track since they pretty much let you have a free-for-all on time trial days on the isle. Race day is a little more iffy as the press runs the place over, but I'd like to still find a nice spot to plunk my ass down.

    Now I'm not so sure. Alls I knows is that my 18-55 would likely end up smashed on the ground if that's all I took with me.
     
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    If you have free run of the place then get the 100-400. You're gonna be jammed in the seats or in a crowd get the 70-200.
     
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    I don't shoot automotive, but I'd go with a 300 2.8 :wiggle:
    unbeatable lens, but somewhat limiting
     
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    70-200 with a 1.4x :dunno:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    you'll want the flexibility of the 70 200 but it all depends where you shoot. if you have the cash, 70-200 f/2.8L IS and a 300 or 400mm lens.
     
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    Lookin' like the 100-400 is the winrar.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    push pull zoom :(
     
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    the 100-400 would > * if it was a normal zoom
     
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    Nigga what? Someone shoulda said that. :mad:

    I have never ever ever dealt with a push/pull zoom, does it suck donkey cock or is it tolerable?
     
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    it's tolerable :hs:
     
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    it takes getting adjusted to but with the control ring, you can adjust the zoom friction. you can also lock the focal length to avoid zoom creep.

    two downfalls - it tends to suck in dust so you'll have to clean your sensor after use.. very minor. Just hope it doesn't suck in a large particle and get it on the sensor while you are shooting. it also zooms fairly quick so you might over/under zoom and frame your subject incorrectly.
     
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    Do not want. :nono:

    What's the chances of that hombre?
     
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    Mother fuck. I might just get both the 100-400 and the f/2.8L 70-200. I just looked at some sample photos with the 70-200 and they were absolutely amazing.

    Looks like Friday is the free-for-all day. I'm working 7am-3pm and they're on the track until 5:30. I really need to reschedule myself so I have that entire day off. It's also the only day the paddock/garages are open to the public for free. Saturday and Sunday they rape you $60/day.
     
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    300. the 70-200 isn't enough. 100-400 is kinda meh. the 300 is an amazing piece of glass, you'll blow yourself away with the stuff you can get. you want the rubber chunks coming off the tires as they come around the turns? get the 300. if you want fuzzy "spots" coming off the tires get the 100-400. if you're shooting a full frame body I would look into the 400 instead of the 300.

    edit: wtf they don't have the 300 2.8...
     
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    Have you ever been to the DGP?
    Before they canceled it, we used to go.. It's a frigging nuthouse.
    There is no parking, so expect to carry your shit across the bridge to the track.
    There is no real open spots that are going to be shooting friendly. You'll get some, but don't expect a great vantage point. You're gonna have to work for your shots!
     
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    I went a long time back during high school, 2001 maybe? We went on TT day and had no problem parking on the isle. Has it gotten like 11ty times more popular?
     
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    Fucking sweet. NOT! Some assholes swooped up the 70-200 and 100-400 before I could even order one today. Fuck fuck fuck.
     
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    Fuck rentglass. Went to lensrentals.com and scooped up the 100-400 for a week for $95 including shipping and insurance.
     
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    Kinda. 2001 was the last year for it, but at that time it was a CART race.
    This being an IRL race, you should get ALOT more people there.

    Are you only going down there for the trials? If so, that shouldn't be a problem.
    On raceday? Forget about it.
    Words can't describe how bad it was set up. And it was SO hot, which didn't make it better.

    I bought 2 day tickets, which included paddock passes. Should be good for some great pics.
     

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