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    04-22-2011, 02:18 PM
Weirdly Specific Horse Photography Question

Hi there!
I'm looking to go to a show the 2nd weekend in May, assuming my boss will give me off. I'm going just to spectate and hopefully take some nice pictures.

My camera body is a plain ol' EOS Rebel, and I have a 50mm f1.8 and an 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 for lenses.

It's a dressage show, so I'm wondering if my 80-200 will be enough, or if I should rent a 70-200L lens. It's pretty pricey, roughly $80 for 4 days of use to rent one. Unfortunately there are no places that rent in my area, so I'd have to get it shipped in.

What do you think? Is it worth it? I don't actually know anyone participating in this show, I'm just going for fun, and to get my horse fix. 2 years and counting until I can get one! :)
Thanks for reading the whole way through this. :P
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    04-22-2011, 02:30 PM
Green Broke
I personally think you can go with the 80-200. I you really feel the need to rent, go for it! If your willing to pay the price, that is.

From my dad's point of view; look into the Sigma Bigma. It allows you to zoom back and forth
    04-23-2011, 02:31 AM
Thanks for the response!
I do think I'm just going to stick with what I have. I guess if I knew someone or was being paid for these photos it would be a different story. :)
    04-24-2011, 08:58 PM
Do you have friends who own SLRs that you could borrow a lens from?
    04-24-2011, 09:57 PM
That's a pretty small f-stop range for a horse show! You might not be able to reach some of the farther shots, and even if you did you might not capture all of the horse in focus. I took some pictures at a horse show where all the horse's heads are blurred out because I used f 4.5 (or something close) the whole time.

Correct me if I'm wrong, I haven't been out on a photography venture in a while.

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