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Experiment_626 06-14-2012 05:44 PM

Show me images from a 70-200 f/2.8 in the parks
 
So, I now have a Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 lens. I also have a large camera bag, but after adding this lens, I still can't fit everything I have in the bag. If you've got shots from the parks you like from a similar lens, I'd like to see. Trying to determine how much use I'll get out of such a lens, and how many days I'd want to take it with me.

SSB

HPS3 06-14-2012 06:56 PM

The only place I l can see using a telezoom is at AK. I mainly stuck between 8mm fisheye - 50mm. I used my Nikon 135 f2.8 for 2 shots. I carry a pretty heavy bag without a heavy zoom, I don't know if I want the extra 3lbs on my back. I actually had a Sigma 70-200 and sold it after 2 months because it sat on the shelf. Now my DD does gymnastics and I wish I had it.:sad2:

Experiment_626 06-14-2012 07:04 PM

Actually, on something like Kilimanjaro Safaris, I'd probably use my 55-300 for the extra reach and the VR. I'm thinking the 70-200 would be more useful for portraits, flowers and details where I'd appreciate the limited depth-of-field it offers. But since I've yet to take it to the parks, I'm still unsure.

SSB

DisneyFreak06 06-14-2012 07:06 PM

I don't have a 2.8 but I have a 70-200 f/4. I shoot Canon and it's still a big lens. I use it sometimes during parades too.

wbeem 06-14-2012 07:14 PM

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2305/5...b9c32dd9_b.jpg
Bith Bomb! by wbeem, on Flickr

wbeem 06-14-2012 07:14 PM

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7067/6...72550279_b.jpg
Indiana Jones and the Dark Lord of the Sith by wbeem, on Flickr

wbeem 06-14-2012 07:15 PM

http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6052/6...97dbd72f_b.jpg
The 800 Pound Gorilla by wbeem, on Flickr

wbeem 06-14-2012 07:16 PM

https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-w...Dig%2520Me.jpg

boBQuincy 06-14-2012 07:44 PM

200mm at Epcot
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/feb_09/canada_1420.jpg

http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/feb_09/sse_1455_56_57a.jpg

170mm from Beach Club
http://suzieandbob.com/wdw/feb_09/sse_1626.jpg

Gianna'sPapa 06-14-2012 11:31 PM

I have found it to be an essential part of my Disney kit. Here are a variety of the many shots taken with my 70-200 f2.8. Its a lens that I have with me at all times.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7003/6...eef470b4_z.jpg
LK 16 by Gianna'sPapa, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6...c93078de_z.jpg
LK 19 by Gianna'sPapa, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6...91c92d25_z.jpg
MVMCP 10 by Gianna'sPapa, on Flickr

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6...fb656d90_z.jpg
Epcot Norway Christmas Character3 by Gianna'sPapa, on Flickr

Gdad 06-15-2012 04:25 AM

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4032/4...8a5a4546_b.jpg
Cinderella's Golden Carrousel by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2733/4...61d7c348_b.jpg
Batty by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3303/3...7b763e4b_b.jpg
Fountain by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2761/4...704956b7_b.jpg
Timothy Q. Mouse by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4017/4...cc4410a3_b.jpg
Steam Train by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3410/3...3a5d8be8_b.jpg
Muppet Vision 3D by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3114/3...e7cd4bca_b.jpg
Indy by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4037/4...3ac4f9fa_b.jpg
Madame Leota by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2790/4...de160b82_b.jpg
Dark Sky Composer by ~Life by the Drop~, on Flickr

meanpc 06-15-2012 06:10 AM

This is from a Canon 200mm prime lens, all wide open. I would hate to leave a nice lens like your 70-200/2.8 behind, but realistically you don't really have to have it. The 200mm spent very little time on my camera compared to my other two lenses.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7100/7...dc0dfdaa_c.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7078/7...1961b40a_c.jpg

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7...feb4c37c_c.jpg

Gianna'sPapa 06-15-2012 08:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Experiment_626 (Post 45184535)
So, I now have a Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 lens. I also have a large camera bag, but after adding this lens, I still can't fit everything I have in the bag. If you've got shots from the parks you like from a similar lens, I'd like to see. Trying to determine how much use I'll get out of such a lens, and how many days I'd want to take it with me.

SSB

My disney kit consists of four lenses 18-55 (wide-a 12-24 is on my radar), 30 f1.4 (dark rides), 28-70 f2.8 (walkaround), 70-200 f2.8 (zoom). The only lens of any weight in my bag is the 70-200. While the common advice for Disney is wider is better, it has been my experience that is not the case for us once-a-year visitors. We are usually (I know there are exceptions) visiting on high volume times of the year. Wider doesn't always work with crowds, but zooms will because of the narrower field. Family time on vacations many times trumps photography time. So, you have to shoot what you can, when you can. That is why I believe in flexibility in my kit. I want to cover the focal lengths and the lighting conditions that present themselves. That is why I recommend a zoom lens out to 200mm. The DW carries a very lightweight 50-200 f4-5.6, but that is not a fast lens and can struggle in low light. If you live in the Orlando area and you were going to the Parks for a specific shot then you can easily tailor what you are bringing. With vacationers who have a photography passion, again, I recommend as much flexibility in your kit as possible.

zackiedawg 06-15-2012 08:53 AM

I mostly use an 18-250mm travel zoom, but also often bring a 300mm F4 prime along as I like the high quality reach for a different perspective sometimes, and especially at Animal Kingdom when shooting the wildlife:

http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg/imag...6/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg/imag...1/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg/imag...7/original.jpg

http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg/imag...6/original.jpg

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http://www.pbase.com/zackiedawg/imag...7/original.jpg

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2Tiggies 06-15-2012 09:29 AM

Every single one of you who have posted pictures on here are hazardous to my budget! :rolleyes1


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