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| p.1 #1 · Lens suggestions for 1D Mark III & low light? |
Hi all, this is my first post here, but I've been lurking for a little while now
I just got a GREAT deal on a 1D Mark III that I couldn't pass up. I had a T1i before so quite the upgrade.
I currently have a 50mm f/1.8 and a 70-200mm f/4 lens. Love these lenses for portrait style stuff and use the 70-200 for outdoor action shots of my dogs as well.
However, my main "want" currently is an affordable lens that does well in low light situations. I show one of my dogs, and dog shows are usually in pretty harsh lighting. I used the 50mm on my T1i and it did okay, but there were shows where we weren't able to get hardly any keepers. I say "we" because since I show my dog, I usually depend on my husband or a friend to take pictures for me. So ease of use comes into play as well here.
Some have suggested selling my 70-200 and getting the 2.8 version. My current one is not the IS, therefore I'm thinking I could do without the IS on the 2.8 if I went this route? My concern with this option is #1, the 50mm was sometimes too close for certain shots (you can only back up but so far, then there's the problem of people standing right in front of you), and #2, weight.. the 1D is already big, and I know the 70-200 2.8 is heavy! Just concerned that it'd be too bulky and annoying for my husband/friends to use.
Does anyone have any suggestions for me? I know the 17-40 is popular & affordable, but from what I've read/heard, it's not good in low light. Primes are an option, but I'm thinking having a zoom would be beneficial for the dogs since they're constantly moving around to different parts of the ring. Any suggestions would be great!