dinner and dance


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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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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
means to solve minor issues.
You are doing a paid job.
A well done paid job leads to more. :thumbsup:
 

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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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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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