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Tammi T. Paul

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Photographing Basketball: Lens Question


I have the basic Canon wide-angle lens and the 75-200mm 2.8 lens. I'm looking to buy a lens that's in between the two. I heard there's a great mid-range zoom lens for basketball, but I can't remember what it is. Does anyone have any recommendations?

3/28/2009 1:22:38 PM

 
Peter K. Burian
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  Tammi: Hmmmm ... perhaps you mean the 28-135mm IS lens?
Problem is, it does not have very wide apertures, so shutter speeds will be long in low light.
The 24-105mm f/4L would be more suitable and it's also equipped with an image stabilizer. I own this lens, and it's excellent!

Cheers! Peter www.peterkburian.com

4/27/2009 2:40:37 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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  Sigma makes a very good 50-150 2.8 lens that I use.

4/27/2009 11:17:08 PM

 
Peter K. Burian
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  I agree; the Sigma is superb. And the aperture is even wider, so very useful in low light.
I tested it; you can find my review at:
www.shutterbug.net/equipmentreviews/lenses/0807sigma/index.html
Peter - www.peterkburian.com

4/28/2009 6:47:27 AM

 

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