A&P lens question.. what would you use

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  1. Nickos

    Nickos Active Member

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    i asked this before in another thread but i want more opinions

    im gonna be shooting indoors in a gymnasium, high school wrestling matches.

    im debating between the 70-200 f4L or the 2.8L

    i dont need IS

    i know the 2.8 is a lot nicer and a faster lens but a lot more expensive

    can i get away with the f4L ?
     
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    like I said earlier, check em both out and try em. I'm betting you'll need the F/2.8 though. The lens has been around for a long time, so you could probably get a used one, just have it inspected. If the glass is fine, pick it up. Its not a body where the shutter could go out on you
     
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    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    The extra f/stop that the 2.8 gives you will make a big difference for your indoor shots.
     
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    High school gyms are really dark. You'll want to get the widest apature lens you can get.

    I'd go with the 70-200 f/2.8. (or a faster prime like the like the 135 f/2L or something if you can afford it)
     
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    Pottzor Open your eyes and you will see

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    :werd: on the 135 f2L that would be about ideal, but you are looking at 900 bucks and they dont go up for sale used as often as a 70-200 2.8. The f4 under gym lights will be a serious challenge to get keepers.
     
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    i dont want just a 135mm prime.. the werstlers are gonna be from the fasr side of the mat to the close side and all around, one focal length aint gonna work for me
     
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    this man speeks da truff :eek3:
     
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    f/2.8 - if you can afford the best, buy it... and those lights in gym's are often a LOT darker then you would think because of the height of them, and i know you can't use flashes for gymnastics... so get the f/2.8
     
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    Depending on if you'll be pretty close, I'd recommend the 50 1.4/1.8 and 85 1.8.
     
  11. ittech

    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    Obviously you want a zoom...

    The 70-200 2.8L is a very good zoom... I have one and love it... I may even consider selling it to get the IS version :o
     

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