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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:34 am 
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What lens we need taking a sports photography??? for the starter...

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Some info about the camera model and price range would make it easier to say. Also what kinda sport? :)

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That depends on which kind of sports you're going to shoot.
Is it played in a big open stadium? Or in a closed one?
Played during the day or at night with artificial light?
Will you stand close to the action, like a few feet (like wrestling), or will you stand like a hundred (surf or soccer for instance)?
Is it a very fast sport (like baseball) or a more slow one?

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I use the cheapest lens Canon has (50mm 1.8 II) for high school sports inside gym, and it's very good except for tracking, I think it has too little travel on the focus ring since it often can't decide between two focus points and juggles between them.

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50mm and 70-200mm f/2.8 lens especially $300-400 one for basketball, volleyball, and other indoor sports

85mm f/1.8 is pretty good for indoor sports also. it is a very fast focusing lens

For outdoor, 70-300 range, you could use 70-200mm f/2.8 + extender
or long prime lens like 300mm f/2.8 <-- but this is very expensive.

for budget, 70-300mm lens is pretty good

Sigma has 100-300mm f/4 which is not bad

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