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Old 11-30-2011, 01:02 PM   #1
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Hoping to get some advice. My work is having a talent show and asked me to take some photos of it. I figured why not instead of working I can watch the show and get paid. I have a 18-55,12-24, and 55-200. I have a nikon d3100 so not the top of the line dslr. Can anyone recommend a good lens I was going to rent one from photo rental source.

http://www.photorentalsource.com/Nikon_c_9.html

So out of those which would work best for me?? Still learning the dslr


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Now, this all depends:
- on when the talent show is
- whether it's an outside talent show or inside
- if the event will be lit and how well
- And where they would put you


If it's an indoor talent show at night with only a single spot light ... I would recommend a good fast lens like a 2.8 or less lens.

When I did a talent show once, the 50 1.4 and 85 1.4 were great. If you want some good zoom ... the 24-70 2.8 is a great lens.

I also would recommend sticking to Nikon. I have become a great believer of going with the main manufacturer lenses as of late because of some recent events I have had issues with on off-brand lenses.

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thanks ray knew you would give me good advice !! went with the Nikon 17-55mm f/2.8G ED-IF AF-S DX since its indoors and fairly well lit
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17-55 is good, hope you are gonna be relatively close.

i would have gone with the 24-70...it's hard to know without knowing the setting and what the stage and stuff looks like...
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^^ Both are great options ...

Good luck man. And look forward to seeing your photos up online.

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