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What zoom to use?

alber rs 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 13:06 CET

Soon I will go to a spotting event, I have three targets to use, Tamron 17-50 2.8, Tamron 18-270 VC, and sigma 50-500, my camera is a 7D.

I'm going to be 8 hours with the camera on top, I thought the best option would be the Tamron 18-270 since it covers all the focal points I'll need, seeing images from other years of the event were a focal length of 40 mm up to 250 mm

Do you think it's a good option the Canon 7D + Tamron 18-270 Vc Di II ??

Thanks

Dmytro Khapilin 

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 16:27 CET

Hi Alber,

if i were you, i would prefer to use 2 lenses, the short one for close-ups 17-50 and the big one for distant shots 50-500 but on the short shutter speed unless it has an IS.

Brgds

Dmitry Yakovlev 
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Posted 16 May 2017 - 20:37 CET

In my opinion, having the "Bigma" with you at the event would at least not do any harm. Not sure how good is a 50-500, but in the case of e.g. 250 mm focal distance I always prefer to use a 150-500 and not e.g. a 55-300, since the quality of the picture at 250 mm would be much higher when using the 150-500.

Thomas Habraken 

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Posted 16 May 2017 - 21:34 CET

Can't you take all 3? Because if you can, you can decide later and test a bit.

PeterE 

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 23:56 CET

Anything in the air gets a long 100-400 or what ever you have.

Ground get the shorter.

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