Why is 70-200mm f2.8 so popular


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elcap

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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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westwest1

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

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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.:thumbsup:
great lens for wider area.
 

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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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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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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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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
 

GENO

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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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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 :sweat: but bigger lenses are usually easier to attract attention of the subject.
 

airforce1

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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.
 

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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 ;p white being the operative word here...
 

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