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Old Aug 19, 2010, 11:14 PM   #21
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It is funny, I have seen photos with V sharp star patterns. Allot of people are so use to leaving it on. That when they shoot a long exposure on a tripod, they totally forget to turn it off. You get some funny results.
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Old Aug 20, 2010, 7:37 AM   #22
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It's not that sports/action shooters don't want IS; it's that, since they use fast shutter speeds, they don't need IS. Since you'll be using flash (for this runway shoot), you don't need it either.

I agree about a fast zoom. That's why I mentioned the Sigma 50-150. For a runway shoot, you probably don't want to get too close (even if you could), and the 50-150 will probably be more useable than 24-70.
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Old Aug 21, 2010, 9:06 AM   #23
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It is funny, I have seen photos with V sharp star patterns. Allot of people are so use to leaving it on. That when they shoot a long exposure on a tripod, they totally forget to turn it off. You get some funny results.
Oooops!!! I did it once. Now I'll remeber not to do it again.
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I agree about a fast zoom. That's why I mentioned the Sigma 50-150. For a runway shoot, you probably don't want to get too close (even if you could), and the 50-150 will probably be more useable than 24-70.
Thanks for your suggestion, but I think I can work with 2 cameras, one with 24-70mm and on the other one the 100mm.
I went to Books-a-Million and I found about 4 books about equipment used by wedding, landscape, fashion photographers (I'm sure there were more books but I only had time to read 4...) and found that everybody is recommending 24-70 as "the bread and butter" for a lot of events. I also saw a lot of sample photos online and read reviews and it seems to be a great addition.
So, Mark1616 I took your advice and will add it to my gear soon. Thanks for your advice.
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The 24-70 is a fantastic lens. Most of the event photog I know uses it 90% of the time. It is a real winner.
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Old Aug 21, 2010, 6:34 PM   #26
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So, finally I made the best decision...
Now that I'll have the tools I have to prove myself I can do the job well.
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Old Aug 25, 2010, 11:15 PM   #27
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24-70mm has arrived.
Thanks everybody for the advice. It is an amazingly sharp lens and I personally find its weight a plus for being more steady. Until the fashion show, I attach a sample taken today.
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That is a great lens, enjoy it. I am sure it will capture a ton of memories for you beside using it at the show.
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Thanks! I will enjoy using it for sure. As far as memories, that's what cameras are for, right? besides careers...
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It's not that sports/action shooters don't want IS; it's that, since they use fast shutter speeds, they don't need IS.
Well yes an no, mode 2 for panning shots still gets used and IS on while on a tripod with the newer lens lineup shifts to a different mode with the switch in position 1 to reduce the effect of mirror slap. It also does make a difference when shooting handheld with fast moving subjects on the lower end of the range for sports around 1/600, especially for those of us with less than perfectly steady hands. Im usually shooting a 400 2.8 on a tripod with a gimbal head and 70-200 2.8 handheld on a second body at any outdoor event. Not good enough to balance the 400 on a monopod while shooting with another body and refuse to do what I see a lot of sports shooters do, fling the 400 on the ground while they pull up the 70-200 (Note that the shooters I see doing this usually didnt have to pay for that lens)


Enjoy the 24-70! one of my favorites for a walk around!
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