F1 with the A200 - Tamron 17-50mm or Sony 18-250mm?


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tshep

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Hey all,

Will be dropping by the F1 this weekend with Walkabout tix. Which would make better photos? The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 or Sony 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 ?

Thanks!!
 

scenar

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bring the wide-angle to capture atmosphere shots. u would need an f2.8 tele to capture the cars....even so the shutter speed was still too low sometimes...
 

eow

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use the 18-250
 

tshep

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Thanks for the quick replies. Forgot to mention that I have the 18-70mm f3.5-6.3 kit lens. Looks like the vote is 1-1 for each lens.
 

calebk

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See here: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4388389&postcount=43

You'd need shutter speeds of at least 1/1000s, and you'll need reach to blur out the wire mesh, and also a large aperture to achieve that kind of shutter speeds.

As much as they say it, the lights are NOT as bright as daylight. Gunbucker (whose post I've linked to above) shot at ISO 1600.

Honestly, I doubt you'd be getting very good images with either lens. You can try, but I feel that more than that, you should just go and enjoy the race, atmosphere and all. :)
 

adiknaim

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yah.. i had to use iso 3200.. juz to get like 1/400 with my f5.6 lens.. would be gd if u can get a long f2.8 lens...
 

windwaver

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Hey all,

Will be dropping by the F1 this weekend with Walkabout tix. Which would make better photos? The Tamron 17-50mm f2.8 or Sony 18-250mm f3.5-6.3 ?

Thanks!!
Unless you can get very near with the 17-50, if not, it'll be tough. You can forget about the 18-250 cos it's too slow.
 

tshep

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Thanks for the advice! looks like it will be mostly atmosphere shots then The Tamron should provide significantly better pictures under those lighting conditions compared to the kit lens? Kit lens has a bit more reach though...
 

calebk

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Thanks for the advice! looks like it will be mostly atmosphere shots then The Tamron should provide significantly better pictures under those lighting conditions compared to the kit lens? Kit lens has a bit more reach though...
Not nearly enough reach. Nowhere close.

If you are shooting atmosphere (wide angle shots) you won't even be needing a fast lens. Remember your basics of depth of field?
 

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