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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:24 PM

Hi. the tall ships will be in Baltimore Harbor on June 13-19 and I am going to attempt to shoot them. They also allow you take a an on-board tour. My question is what would be the best lens to use? I want to be able to take shots outside and inside. Any other suggestions on getting the best shots that I can would be greatly appreciated.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:47 PM

HmmmmPosted Image Never tried shooting anything larger than a row boat but one of our orbiting experts will give u some pointers. Please post a few pics when finished.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:55 PM

Photojazz I hope I come away with something worthy of posting. :)
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:24 PM

Post it anyway, we would like to see me.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:27 PM

Robin, what selection of lenses do you have at your disposal? :)

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:43 PM

I have d7k--nikon 17-55f2.8---nikon 35f1.8---tamron 70-300VC. I am also open to renting a lens if I have to. I just want to be prepared as best I can.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:53 PM

I have d7k--nikon 17-55f2.8---nikon 35f1.8---tamron 70-300VC. I am also open to renting a lens if I have to. I just want to be prepared as best I can.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 01:54 PM

Robin, I have been to the Inner Harbour a number of times and have toured the USS Constellation. Wonderful tour. The USS C is moored to the dock so the lens selection wasn't a hard one. My guess is, bring the two zoom lenses and you are covered. Inside the boats, you will need a good flash and wide angle lenses. Lighting is poor, the ceilings are low and the spaces are small. If you have not done this before, the tours are great. I really enjoyed hearing about sea life. How they pressed sailors into service, the SQUARE MEAL, GROG, those really comfortable hammocks sailors slept in etc. I listened with full attention. You will have a blast! In terms of water photos, if you have a grey card, bring that and take a light reading from it and shoot/meter manual unless the ships are really close. Look forward to seeing your images, good luck.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:21 PM

Photojazz..funny you should say that..I have been looking for an excuse to rent the 70-200VRII :) Art--thank you for your help. Hopefully I will remember all this. I will be happy if I come away with just a few good men....I mean photos. :) Art--do you think I should rent the tokina 11-16mm lens?

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 02:32 PM

Posted Image with Art. Take the two zooms asyou will have the width and focal length at your disposal.
The gap between 55-70 is peanuts. The 17-55 f/2.8 should serve you well inside the ships when used with a flash.
The 70-300 for all those lovely rope / pulley goodies higher up...

I think you have it pretty well covered with what you have.

Enjoy your outing and look forward to seeing the shots!

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:35 PM

Thanks everybody for all the help. :)
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:51 PM

I too, have been to the Constellation and the Consitution in Boston. Definitely a wide angle for on-board. The rigging, really wouldn't take all the way to 300mm. However if they are doing a pas in review, you may want the extra length to get details on board. OD
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 12:39 AM


Art--do you think I should rent the tokina 11-16mm lens?


Honestly, I have never used this lens so I can't say with any authority. I think you are good with what you have. I have attended the Baltimore Inner Harbour perhaps 4-6 times over the years! Each time, I have visited the USS C. I think you will attend it more than once as well! ;) Enjoy the visit, soak it all in, remember for next time!

Have fun, looking forward to see what images you capture.

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Posted 05 June 2012 - 11:19 AM

If you only want to take one lens and don't want to rent, the 17-55 should serve you well. It should be wide enough for shots close to the ships outside, long enough to get them from a distance, and maybe wide enough for most of the inside shots. I'm still waiting for a 10 -1000 f/2 lens that only weighs 10 ounces and only costs $100 but I don't see any on the horizon.:lol:
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 03:58 PM

I'm still waiting on the camera and lens combo that gets the shot right the first time without any knowledge from me :) :) :)
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Posted 08 June 2012 - 03:45 AM

Then buy the postcards! LOL You'll be just fine.
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