Seattle, Washington, US
Hi guys, quick question on what lense/flash to rent to get better quality low light event pictures.
This is what I get with my wide angle kit lense
http://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set= … 285&type=3
this is closer to what Im looking to get:
http://www.uscevents.com/news/freaknigh … on-woodill
Any suggestions on getting more light in there? Im shooting with a canon t2i
Dec 05 12 06:47 pm Link
Biloxi, Mississippi, US
Antonio Ponce De Leon wrote:
Didn't look at the pics. No need. The kit lens with a t2i isn't all that great. The two simplest ways to get brighter pics is to use an artificial light (flash, strobe, etc) or use a wider aperture (lower f-stop). Both have advantages and disadvantages depending on the situation. You can also use Photoshop to brighten an image some.
Dec 05 12 06:56 pm Link
Spring, Texas, US
i get really good results on my Canon 60D with a 15mm Fisheye lens. On my full frame i get 180 degrees...but doesn't look like you need that much from your samples.
As far as a flash I would say a Speedflash 430 (bigger would be better) or above should do it.
I get fantastic event shots with this diffuser:
http://www.adorama.com/GALSU.html?gclid … MgodtFAADg
I haven't tried a lot of other setups for events...but that is because i never needed more that this lens/diffuser setup gave me.
Dec 05 12 07:03 pm Link
Las Vegas, Nevada, US
17-55 2.8 (Canon or Tamron or Sigma) I'd buy a Tamron rather than renting canon's
Dec 05 12 09:25 pm Link
Fresno, California, US
I would suggest a Nikon D3, D3s or D4 with a 14-24mm f/2.8 and a 28-70mm f/2.8. Flashes a SB-800 or SB-900
I shoot the D3 with the above lenses with a SB-800 with good results.
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