I use a "late 2009" Imac + aperture for my processing. I found that 16gb ram and the use of a firewire connected external drive sped things up exponentially (I was previously using a USB2.0 connected drive for file storage).
Had to pay for the tix, but they did a nice job with upgrading us . Given the chance to do it again, I'd rent a 17-55 2.8, I think the extra stop would have put my shutter up little closer to where it needed to be (>1/300). A lot of the images are softer than they appeared in the camera. I'll get a sample or two up when I get to my computer later.
Thanks all, I was able to get away with using the 24-105 tonight... F4 and ISO 800 allowed me to keep the shutter above 1/200. I think I got a few nice keepers, tough to tell until I get them batch uploaded to aperture. I'll post up some samples when I get done processing.
Hey all, as you can see from my post count, I'm pretty much a lurker 'round here. I'm a hobbyist with modest gear, and my daughters dance company has invited me to shoot their performance tonight @ Staples Center (they're performing during half time at tonight's Clippers game) I'll have floor access @ half court and Im not sure what gear to go with as I'll only have a couple minutes to get set before they start.
Here's what I have to work with: T1i 50m 1.8 17-40F4L 24-105F4L
Im thinking about just mounting up the 24-105 and calling it a day, but I'm thinking the 50m aperture may come in handy.... any thoughts or recommendations?