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Old Feb 25, 2008, 3:18 PM   #1
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Hi,

I usually post in the wildlife forum, however this is a lensquestion (duh). I will be going to a Motorcycle Rally in Texas. I have an XTI and would like input as to the preferred lens for this type of outing. I'm thinking that I will be going for a large cross section of shots. Race, candid people, portrait photos, and even some with day turning to night.

I will have to fly there from Maryland and back, so I would like to keep itas light, and simple as possible. My feeling was a 70-200 F4LIS, and 100-400 F4LIS should cover all. Since I have only owned a 70-300 F4.5-6 IS I need some experienced input.
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Old Feb 25, 2008, 6:14 PM   #2
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The two "L" lenses you listed should do the job very well, just don't forget ot take a wide angle lens for the before and after the race shots. Sounds like you will have lots of fun at the race.
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 12:13 PM   #3
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just don't forget ot take a wide angle lens for the before and after the race shots.
I would concur. I would also go so far as to suggest if lighting is good the 70-200 is redundant. The 100-400 and wide angle would cover everything nicely with little need for the 70-200. It's a great lens, but the 100-400 gives you more versatility.
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 3:49 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tips. I need all the help I can get . Could you recommend a wide angle then?
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Old Feb 26, 2008, 3:54 PM   #5
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Anything starting at 17 or 18mm should be good. If u have a 10-20 or 12-24 mm even better
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The 70-300mm IS doesn't get the action you like? I have the same lens and I have took good action shots with it.
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Old Feb 28, 2008, 2:25 PM   #7
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Oh, the lens can get fairly good shots. I've done allot of Bird-in-flight shots with it. However I'm stepping up the all around I.Q. and going to L glass for sharpness and longevity. Also, after only 11 months my IS on the 70-300 just started to give me problems. It, and the camera are in the shop now to be checked out.
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I just started with a Hawk I have been hunting for the last 6 months he/she is huge butI only see it when I don't have a camera. Well last night on the was home from work I caught a smaller one on a pole. I will have to upload the photo later.
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