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    Default Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    Hi,
    was at watching the DAN's fest and saw that most of the official photographers are using 70-200mm f2.8 for their shots no matter what brand of camera they uses. Anyone can enlighten me why? I thought a better lens will be 17-50mm 2.8 or 24-80mm 2.8 whch can cover a wider area?

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    Default Re: Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    it all depends on what you want to shoot
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    Default Re: Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    a better lens in terms of quality / wide / zoom does not mean that it's more suitable for a given event.
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    Default Re: Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    can zoom...can take half body shots...good enough quality...a very light lens...

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    Default Re: Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    Quote Originally Posted by elcap View Post
    Hi,
    was at watching the DAN's fest and saw that most of the official photographers are using 70-200mm f2.8 for their shots no matter what brand of camera they uses. Anyone can enlighten me why? I thought a better lens will be 17-50mm 2.8 or 24-80mm 2.8 whch can cover a wider area?
    Then fisheye will be more wider.
    great lens for wider area.

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    Default Re: Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    For some of these events, close-ups of the expressions of the artistes' face are impostant just as the wider shot of the kind of dance that they are performing. So a 70-200 f2.8 (no flashes so as not to distrub the crowd) is a good lens as well as a normal 17-50mm 2.8 or 24-70mm 2.8

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    i think why ppl using 70-200 f2.8 cos can shoot the subject more closer and more tighter rather than having the subject with some background happening

    correct me if i m wrong, by the way how much is sigma 70-200mm f 2.8?

    anyone selling

    ps: sorry to of thread

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    Quote Originally Posted by mug326 View Post
    For some of these events, close-ups of the expressions of the artistes' face are impostant just as the wider shot of the kind of dance that they are performing. So a 70-200 f2.8 (no flashes so as not to distrub the crowd) is a good lens as well as a normal 17-50mm 2.8 or 24-70mm 2.8
    + the bokeh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by yumyum View Post
    i think why ppl using 70-200 f2.8 cos can shoot the subject more closer and more tighter rather than having the subject with some background happening

    correct me if i m wrong, by the way how much is sigma 70-200mm f 2.8?

    anyone selling

    ps: sorry to of thread
    BnS got people selling less then 1k...

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    never to use Nikon standard to compare with Sigma...after 1 to 2 years or so u will know what's the different in between this 2 lens..Obviously the price can tell u all..No offends to all the Sigma users..

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    Default Re: Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    Quote Originally Posted by yumyum View Post
    i think why ppl using 70-200 f2.8 cos can shoot the subject more closer and more tighter rather than having the subject with some background happening

    correct me if i m wrong, by the way how much is sigma 70-200mm f 2.8?

    anyone selling

    ps: sorry to of thread
    found one for you....

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=230802

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    Default Re: Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    why popular?? its fast ,sharp , colors wahhhh, shoik to hold, and becourse the next two fellow standing side by side to me also using..shooting chio bus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GENO View Post
    why popular?? its fast ,sharp , colors wahhhh, shoik to hold, and becourse the next two fellow standing side by side to me also using..shooting chio bus.
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    agree very shiok to hold. especially with the hood on.


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    Default Re: Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular

    Quote Originally Posted by GENO View Post
    why popular?? its fast ,sharp , colors wahhhh, shoik to hold, and becourse the next two fellow standing side by side to me also using..shooting chio bus.
    It's heavy but bigger lenses are usually easier to attract attention of the subject.
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    It is the best lense for portraits and the bokeh is very good. For events the lense can zoom in closer for tighter crop. My humble opinion.
    Think of concepts and work towards it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elcap View Post
    Hi,
    was at watching the DAN's fest and saw that most of the official photographers are using 70-200mm f2.8 for their shots no matter what brand of camera they uses. Anyone can enlighten me why? I thought a better lens will be 17-50mm 2.8 or 24-80mm 2.8 whch can cover a wider area?
    cos... its the first white zoom lens most canon people get white being the operative word here...

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