DA* 50 135 for action or not?


QuestionableCarrot

Link Posted 24/04/2014 - 18:30
Tomorrow I am shooting a guy on a horse. He wants shot of him galloping on the horse and then a few shots of the horse riding through a shallow river.

Is the DA50 135 up to the job? Ive always used the Sigma 150 500 but want the sharpness and 2.8 of the DA 50 135 glass.

Does anyone still shoot by focusing on a specific place manually and then just firing off lots of shots in continuous?

Im sure it will be fine tracking some subjects but by reading some of the reports on the internet it makes the DA lens out to be dung.

Any thoughts?
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Daronl

Link Posted 24/04/2014 - 18:40
Made for the job,

Best of luck
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QuestionableCarrot

Link Posted 24/04/2014 - 18:48
really? cool
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percy

Link Posted 24/04/2014 - 19:04
Should be just fine for that sort of shot

QuestionableCarrot

Link Posted 24/04/2014 - 19:13
Cant wait now
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davidstorm

Link Posted 24/04/2014 - 19:55
No problems with this sort of work, as long as something is not moving fast towards the lens you will be fine. 150-500 would be far too long and clumsy for this type of shoot.

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Mannesty

Link Posted 24/04/2014 - 21:11
I've used the DA* 50-135mm for winter indoor show jumping events with good results, good enough that some of the images sold anyway.

It'll be fine.
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Gravelrash

Link Posted 25/04/2014 - 00:22
Sounds like a great photo opportunity and the lens should be perfect. Look forward to seeing the results.
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Smeggypants

Link Posted 25/04/2014 - 08:44
The 50-135 AF is rather glacial but as long as you work with that rather than against it you'll do fine.
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