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This weekend on Sunday is the French Car Show in Corby. If weather is good I think i will be going as I am a bit of a Saxo lover. But, I also want to bring along my SLR to try my hand at taking some good shots of these modified cars.
Any recommendations on good lenses to use when taking photos of Cars (some parked up and others racing on a track)? At the moment, I have a standard 18-55mm.
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Sounds fine to me if you can get reasonably close to the cars.
so no use at all for you there David!
I'd go wide if you're in a cramped area
Thanks for the feedback guys, so perhaps a wide-angle would be go for close up shots of the cars that are stationary, what would you recommend for the track cars?
Quote: I am a bit of a Saxo lover
But if you see any Facel Vegas, be sure to take some pics.
Quote: Any recommendations on good lenses to use when taking photos of Cars (some parked up and others racing on a track)?
The 18-55 may be OK for the parked cars, but for photos of cars on the track you will need something much longer.
18-55mm is probably ideal for the job......
Though when you say standard Are we talking a kit provided lens....?
If so getting your mitts on something a little classy for the day, Might be a great idea, Perhaps something with a wide aperture say f/2.8 for those arty images.
So if your a Canon man perhaps the 17-40 f/4, or 16-35 f/2.8.
For the Nikon man and a crop sensor the 17-55 f/2.8 for the FX sensor the 24-70 f2.8.
That said if you take your time use it wide open, Your standard 18-55mm should cover most eventualities.
Just seen this bit//// Quote: what would you recommend for the track cars
As mentioned by Ade, 70-200mm or 70-300mm, Its hard to sy without knowing the distances involved, If your not sure a 70-300mm has most things covered, Without going stupid expensive.....
Quote: Though when you say standard Are we talking a kit provided lens....?
Yea standard kit. Not sure the exact lens.
What camera are you using?
It's no good us giving Canon/Nikon recommendations if (e.g.) you are using a Pentax.
Quote: What camera are you using?
If you can get some low angle shots, they can look quite dramatic.
See what my other half has done, Using my get this classic Sierra for some test shots.....
The old repmobile never looked so good.....
Quote: It's no good us giving Canon/Nikon recommendations if (e.g.) you are using a Pentax
Makes no odds to the focal ranges/apertures, Just substitute " Pentax " for Canon or Nikon find the closest equivelant.....
Quote: Pentax *stD
Well I guess you need to look at this range of lenses then.
Borrow Pete's 16-45, that should be good for static shots.
There are some articles on car photography here.
I used my Nikon 18-200 VR for this shot
Most of mine are taken using the Nikkor 18-70mm or the Tokina 12-24mm.
For track stuff, longer focal lengths are the main tools.
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