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03-17-2010, 12:10 AM   #16
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how are you getting paid for it? depends on who's writing the check really

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your best bet would either be a Tamron 17-50/2.8 or Sigma 24-70/2.8. it's a matter of how much you need a wider FOV at 17mm or a longer/closer telephoto image at 70mm.

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since I have shot along such focal lengths at a consistent basis, the 24mm is sufficient enough for group shots at a short distance. however, shooting a large crowd with evident background however would require something around 17mm. 50mm is large enough for close-ups and half-body shots at a short distance, but a 70mm comes in handy in those candid situations where an extra reach is needed for those people/persons who are a lil bit distant.
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Actually, this updated Sigma 24-70 constant F2.8 (with Macro) isnt looking too bad

24-70mm F2.8 EX DG Macro - Standard Zoom Lenses - SigmaPhoto.com



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The older non-HSM Sigma 24-70 had lots of flare issues when shooting into the sun and isn't as sharp as the HSM version (hence the price difference).

Also, be aware that w/ Tamron or Sigma, it may take a few tries to get a lens that doesn't have manufacturing issues, so it's best to get it and test it for a while before using it...
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I recently attended a family wedding with my 16-50, 50-135 and 77ltd where I wasn't the primary or even the secondary, but I realized 16-50 covered 2/3rds of everything that I shot, which was about 300 shots.
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