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Old 06-14-2012, 06:44 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-14-2012, 07:56 PM   #2
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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.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:04 PM   #3
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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.

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:06 PM   #4
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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.
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Old 06-15-2012, 09:03 AM   #7
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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.

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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.
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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:













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I was JUST thinking about whether or not I should lug my Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 with me on our next trip. Ughhhhh!!! These amazing pictures are telling me I need to!!
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This thread is making me wish I'd pulled my 80-200 out more on the last trip... only carried it a couple days and then only pulled it out for two shows.
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