snowfish on July 28, 2014 10:26 PM
If the upcoming 100mm f2.8 zeiss from sony will be almost the same price as the fe 70-200f4, what would you choose? To compliment with the 50mm. Mainly be used for events, birthdays, baptism, family weddings, etc. Thx.
I don't really cover events that much but basing on my experience with the the few I covered, here are my thoughts...
Depende sa light conditions and how freely you could move at the event venue. Critical kasi yung 1-stop advantage ng f2.8 kung low light conditions. In events where vital photo opportunities would be fleeting and candid shots are needed to show the emotions of the moment, I would go for the versatility of the 70-200f4 to complement the 50 (or better still a 24 or a 30, unless you don't expect to do group shots or full body shots like people dancing. Then a 50 would be ok). However, like i mentioned, you will be giving up 1-stop of light and would have to go up to ISO6400 or even 12800 to get the necessary shutter speed if the light is less than ideal. Not really a problem naman nowadays considering the excellent high ISO performance of today's sensors. Another thing to consider is you would probably give up a bit of IQ kasi iba talaga ang IQ ng primes as compared to zooms; but maybe not that much considering the 70-200f4 is a high-end zoom... but for events where most of your captures are expected to be posed, space to move around to compose wouldn't really be a challenge, and IQ is critically important, I'd say go for the primes and just prepare to do a lot of foot-zooming (magandang exercise yun :))... but that's just me sir; others would probably have a different preference. HTH ^.^