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brrttpaul 6 234 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:33PM
Hi everyone, bit of advice I am after. I just got hold of tickets for Wales v NZ at the millenium. I want to take my camera as I am right in on the corner at the lower level. I have a nikon d3100 and my lenses are the standard kit lens 18-55 the 55-200 and the sigma 150-500. What would your first choice lens be out of the three ? I know I will lose quality with the 500 over the two nikon lenses so would I be better off on say the 200 and really crop it in lightroom? or stick with the 500. Im also concerned that I may not be able to take my camera bag into the stadium (ruckbag style), I really aint sure if they allow them with bomb scares etc so I will prob get in touch with them first. Any suggestions much appreciated

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KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 8:51PM
I would check that you are alowed before going, As far as im aware most stop peaple using high end equpment, the players have "Image Rights" but then again thats football, But definetly check before going
Snapster 5 141 England
7 Nov 2012 10:00PM
Millenium Stadium T&C's

6. With the exception of persons holding official accreditation or authorisation in writing from MS plc, the taking of photographs, video photography, or other recordings inside the Stadium is prohibited.

Your probably get away with a compact but a 150-500mm Sigma lens may be pushing it.
brrttpaul 6 234 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:32PM
Hmmm will have to look into it more as been told by a steward there that there are no restrictions for rugby
brrttpaul 6 234 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:39PM
Can you send me the link of that snapster? just looked on the wru site and couldnt find it in the T&C or in the millenium T&C
KevSB 14 1.5k 5 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:43PM
brrttpaul 6 234 United Kingdom
7 Nov 2012 11:51PM
thx kev will have a looks now
losbarbados 8 236 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:08AM
If the image rights is not an issue you will find that allowable equipment is restricted to make sure you don't cause a nuisance.

The 150-500mm will require a monopod, and before you know it you are getting in everyone's way with your camera - remembering they have also paid good money for their ticket. You should find a 200mm will be quite sufficient from up to around 10 rows back if you can get your kit in.
brrttpaul 6 234 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2012 4:16PM
thx for the advice.

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