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    Hi guys,

    I am asked to shoot a dinner and dance, is it possible to use 70-200 f2.8 is usm L for such event ?

    there will be external speakers and long service award presentation that night.

    I am thinking between 17-55mm f2.8 and/or 70-200 is usm f2.8.

    Please shed some light on me.

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    Bring both and rent another body with an extra flash.

    If not possible, I would say 17-55mm

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    i have 2 bodies, but 1.6x cropped frame.

    i am able to mount both lens and bring 2 bodies i have 2 flash also.

    so u think i should bring both jus incase ?

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    Since you have 2 bodies and 2 flashes, why not make use of them?

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    D&D will also have a lot of people requesting for group shots, etc, so it will be better to have the 17-55 mounted on your main camera. Just bring along the 70-200, but I think you will hardly need to use it.
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    what do u think if i mount 17-55 and 24-105, will be better right ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by iczboi View Post
    what do u think if i mount 17-55 and 24-105, will be better right ?
    24-105 nt really performing under low light.

    1 body with 17-55 and 1 with 70-200 is a gd combo to go. I know it's heavy but that's event coverage for u.

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    hmm, incase something happen, i will pop my 50 1.8 out, for fast recovery.. haha

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    bring everything, why leave it to chance?

    its not about how heavy or cumbersome the bag gonna be, on location can find
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    Quote Originally Posted by iczboi View Post
    hmm, incase something happen, i will pop my 50 1.8 out, for fast recovery.. haha
    Moments can never be repeated.

    When comes to events, big or small, important or not, try not to take chance.

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    hmm, yes dont take chance.. totally agree, there is no second time.

    because i owned only 17-55, so i was thinking to loan 70-200 or 24-105.

    as i have not seen the place yet, due to last minute invitation.. I am afraid if the ballroom is not very big, then i loaned 70-200 will be a waste. But, if happened that the place is big, dont think 17-55 will be able to cover so much. Especially VIP speakers and prize presentation.

    that's the main issue i am puzzled over now.

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    Uh. You could always move yourself and crop as required

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    hmm, which means i just need to bring 17-55, and if needed, crop.

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    If you are right in front of the stage, 17-55mm would be more than sufficient to get a good tight shot I guess

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    hmm, really thanks everyone for the ideas here and there.

    I guess I know what to do already.

    hope things go fine that day.

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    Bringing whatever essential is not key. Learning how to use them with proper flash techniques is the real insurance to getting some pretty pictures. For eg, having a 1dsmiii with 1635mii + 85f1.2 and 580exii may not guarantee good prints.

    IMHO, understanding the usage of flash during a fast moving event is not easy. Learn to use the flash and body in manual mode. You may end up with more consistent results.

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    thanks for the advise

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