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04-24-2008, 07:43 PM   #1
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Ok, I am excited but nervous at the same time. I have my first official shoot coming up on Sat for the Cancer So. fundraiser run. Which out of my lenses will be best to use for this?

DA 50-200, DA18-50, I have a tamron 90mm macro but that's a fixed length so I dont think that is a good idea. I have a 70-210 but it is manual focus and I am not fast enough to use it for this, at least I dont think I am. So I am guessing the DA 50-200?

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Rosemary, I think you will use both the 18-55 and the 50-200 at different points in the run. At the start, I would think you would want to grab some shots of the starting field as they set out - and I am sure that will require a wide angle lens.

The 50-200 can be used for the en route shots, and the finish - but consider the 70-210 for the finish line. The A 70-210 is a stop faster at the long end, still has all the exposure options available, and allows snap-in-focus. Focus the lens very carefully on the finish tape, and when the first runner(s) are arriving, hold down the shutter button with the camera in AF.S (that's right - AF single!) the camera will not fire until the runner you have under the center focusing point is perfectly in focus.
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Rosemary, I think you will use both the 18-55 and the 50-200 at different points in the run. At the start, I would think you would want to grab some shots of the starting field as they set out - and I am sure that will require a wide angle lens.

The 50-200 can be used for the en route shots, and the finish - but consider the 70-210 for the finish line. The A 70-210 is a stop faster at the long end, still has all the exposure options available, and allows snap-in-focus. Focus the lens very carefully on the finish tape, and when the first runner(s) are arriving, hold down the shutter button with the camera in AF.S (that's right - AF single!) the camera will not fire until the runner you have under the center focusing point is perfectly in focus.
Thank you for this info!!!! I really appreciate it
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Thank you for this info!!!! I really appreciate it
It was in the manual for the SF-1 I still own. I still think it is an advantage now reduced to a Pentax only advantage (Nikon used to do it, too).

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