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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 7:53 pm 
Hey its j-man,

Just wandering what you guys think the best lens whould be for sports photography. Thankz for your posts.


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 8:08 pm 
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You don't really want to know :wink:
Because those 600mm, F/4.0 monsters are incredibly expensive!
Please give us a buget so we can focus a little better in our attempts to give you good advice...

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:15 pm 
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Abd tell us what camera you have - or are thinking of buying...

By the way, the complete range of Canon lenses is here - check out the telephoto models and their prices...

http://www.cameralabs.com/lenses/Canon_ ... ting.shtml


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:11 pm 
anything f/2.8 !


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:03 am 
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anything f/2.8 !

i thought f2.8 lenses were good for low light, i can't decide what to get now an f2.8 or an f4 i mainly shoot sports; any insight to my problem?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 4:22 am 
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tell us what camera you have - or are thinking of buying...


I was thinking of buying Canon Rebel XT
or the Nikon D40.But I was leaning
more toward the Rebel XT.

My budget is about 300$ to 650$. Thankz again for your posts.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2008 8:49 pm 
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Hi J-man, since you know your budget, you can see what lenses are in your price range in our Canon lens range section...


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 3:35 am 
Thankz Gordan that helped me alot. :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 25, 2008 11:13 am 
I'm thinking of getting the Nikon AF-S 70-200mm F/2.8 VR ED, will it be worth all it's money for indoor and outdoor sports?


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PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:45 am 
Yes. I'm in the middle of writing a real-life appraisal of the 70-200. You'll find it here: http://www.cameralabs.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=3555

I do quite a lot of indoor dancesport, as well as event photography. The 2.8 is useful. It will make your D50 incredibly front heavy though. It does balance well with the D200 and battery grip set up I have. Even on the D80 and grip it's front heavy.


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