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What zoom to use?

alber rs 

Joined in January 2011
Posts: 33
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 ??


Dmytro Khapilin 

Joined in September 2014
Posts: 47
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.


Thomas Habraken 

Joined in May 2016
Posts: 3
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.


Joined in May 2017
Posts: 13
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.

RGJ Fotografie 

Joined in January 2015
Posts: 4
Posted 31 July 2017 - 14:58 CET

Tamron 70-300

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