Indoor dog shows: lens advice for my 60D

Started Dec 28, 2012 | Discussions thread
iRobotUK
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Re: Indoor dog shows: lens advice for my 60D
In reply to linzybel, Jan 2, 2013

I do shot quite a lot dog shows including indoors.

As someone mentioned earlier 70-200 f/2.8 would be my default choice but 70-200 f/4 should do as well for half the money. In both cases you would need tripod anyway, at least for static shots.

85mm f/1.8 is a great lens but it would be too short even on DX. Im using Tokina 50-135 f/2.8 which is stellar lens, super sharp and very well build but sometimes I wish I had 70-200. Said that I shoot some shows with my 50mm f/1.4 but as you would expect, I had to crop a lot.

Another budget option might be Sigma 50-150 f/2.8 (older one). Its good value, fast autofocus and rather compact in size.

High ISO in this type of environment is a norm. I often end up at ISO6400 especially when dogs are moving. Topaz DeNoise is your friend here

The biggest problem though is white balance and colour shift, nearly impossible to get right straight out of camera. X-Rite ColorChecker Passport would help you in PP.

Hope it helps a little. Good luck!

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