Photography Tips From The Pros: Hire a fast lens
Pro sports and wildlife photographers give themselves a huge advantage by using top-notch lenses with large maximum apertures. Yes they are big and heavy, and they cost a fortune, but the quality shines through.
As well as allowing more control over depth of field, in low light they give the AF system a fighting chance of working and allow movement-freezing shutter speeds to be used.
Few amateurs can afford to buy such luxurious optics, but there are plenty of hire firms out there that offer reasonable day rates.
So if there’s a sporting event that you fancy photographing why not take along the perfect lens?
And while you’re at it, you could hire yourself that Canon 1Dx for the day as a little treat.
With a nice fast card installed you’ll be able to shoot images at 12 frames per second.
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