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Old 02-23-2013, 10:04 PM   #1
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I am leaving for my Disney trip in 2 1/2 weeks. I am replacing my T4i, with a 5D MK III (go big or go home right!). which lenses would work best for shooting fireworks? I have a 50 1.4, I thought about renting an 85 or 35. I figure wide angle might be best. I don't want to be bogged down with too much gear, so much so I miss living in the moment of the trip, but I want to capture great photos as well.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:42 PM   #2
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I have that camera and suggest renting the 24-70 ii or tamron 24-70 if you want IS. Then consider a 35 or 50 for low light depending on your needs. The 24-70 should cover your fireworks with a tripod. Also you will love the dual card slots. I shoot lpg on sd and raw on cf and the cards last forever. I suggest getting a 270 ex ii for flash because its lighter weight.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:46 PM   #3
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Will the 35 or 50 work for the fireworks? I am by no means a 'serious' photographer, but after 10+ disney trips, I think it's about time I gave up the point and shoot and went for some first class photos.
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With fireworks having a tripod is the key. You can work with pretty much any lens. I'd pop a wide to standard zoom on there myself so I had the most flexibility when it came to framing the shot I want.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:52 PM   #5
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I have the tripod, filter, remote--all that good stuff. We have a babysitter for two nights so we can photograph and view the fireworks without the kiddos. So it will be my chance to get 'the photo'. We have reservations on 3/20 at Tomorrowland for the Dessert Party. So that's where I'm hoping to get a lot of great photos.
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I have the tripod, filter, remote--all that good stuff. We have a babysitter for two nights so we can photograph and view the fireworks without the kiddos. So it will be my chance to get 'the photo'. We have reservations on 3/20 at Tomorrowland for the Dessert Party. So that's where I'm hoping to get a lot of great photos.
An ND filter? There are some threads on here with great advice for using them for fireworks. Do a search. And look at WDWFigment's work, it's pretty awesome and I believe he uses an ND filter a good bit on his fireworks.
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Old 02-23-2013, 11:02 PM   #7
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I would rent the 16-35 or 24-70 and use your tripod. This way you will not have to switch out lenses during your trip. There is a learning curve going to a full frame and I would not add additional primes to that situation.
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:02 AM   #8
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Yes it's an ND filter. I will certainly check out their photos.

My husband wants to bring the t4i along as well (for his use). So he's bringing Tokina 11-16, Sigma 30 f/1.4 and (maybe) a tamaron 17-50. He's going to several Braves games and he has dedicated some time while I'm out with the kids to do his own photography thing. I think those three may be fine for him (he might even be able to go without the 17-50. I have no idea what he will actually be 'photographing', knowing him, probably a little bit of everything. Do these seem like decent lenses?
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:49 AM   #9
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I would think he would want more zoom during a baseball game. During a night game a faster lens would be needed.
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Old 02-24-2013, 04:08 PM   #10
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Thanks for the CAmera Advice. I need a new one.
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