Show me images from a 70-200 f/2.8 in the parks

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  1. Experiment_626

    Experiment_626 Stealth Geek

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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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  3. HPS3

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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.:sad2:
     
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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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  5. DisneyFreak06

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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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    200mm at Epcot
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    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.

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  14. Gianna'sPapa

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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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    Every single one of you who have posted pictures on here are hazardous to my budget! :rolleyes1
     
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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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    The Canon 70-200 2.8L IS is my everyday lens sometimes cobined with a 1.4x converter, i have also carried my 400 2.8L for the day at animal kingdom :confused3 :rolleyes1
     
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    All of these shots are fantastic!!!! Is this the Pro thread? LOL! I would have never guessed to use a Tele zoom at WDW. Most of my shots are wide.
     
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    Most of the time, I will visit a park with just one lens. When I take the 70-200mm with me, I adapt to its strengths.

    For example, it's great for portraits. It has a better bokeh than my other lenses, so it's great for isolating subjects. Naturally, it has more reach for subjects that are farther away (performances, animals).

    Sometimes you need to put your viewer right in the face of your subject. Then there's no doubt where they should look. With some wide angle shots, there are so many things going on that a person may not know which element is the important subject. You have to pick a subject that stands out above all others in your photo.

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    The octopus is definitely the star of the show here. Otherwise, who would really care about a picture of some tables in a restaurant? Not that interesting.

    Any lens can be the right lens in the park if it helps you tell a story or pop your subject.
     

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