etilena wrote:Just curious, a 70-300mm not fast enough for you? I tend not to bring out my 70-200mm very often (due to weight) as I generally only use it to shoot people portraits.
ludi wrote:etilena wrote:Just curious, a 70-300mm not fast enough for you? I tend not to bring out my 70-200mm very often (due to weight) as I generally only use it to shoot people portraits.
I like to shoot indoors quite a bit, and sometimes outdoors after dusk. Depending on the type of shot and DoF I'm looking for, I do shoot below 3.5-4.5, which is where most consumer and prosumer zooms start. The Canon 70-300mm IS might not be a bad lens for me but that's still in the $500 range. Last time I spent that much money on one lens, it was the f/4L that I just sold.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Folks in the photography forums seem to love the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 EX DG HSM... once they get a copy that focuses just right. I've considered the EF 50mm f/1.4 USM, but as long as I'm using the 17-55/2.8 with a crop sensor, I'm thinking that the Sigma DC 30mm f/1.4 EX HSM or the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM would provide a handier focal length.
If you shoot Canon, forget this Sigma and get the superior Canon 28mm f/1.8 EF for less money.
JustAnEngineer wrote:Honestly, I get my best indoor shots using the 17-55/2.8 with the Speedlite 580EX II bounced off of the ceiling.
etilena wrote:That is interesting, I didn't think I'd have enough space to maneuver a 70-200mm indoors, unless it's a hallway or you like to get in real close. I use my 85mm 1.8 a lot for indoor shots, but it's of an older design, so is a bit slow in autofocusing.
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