A&P Which lenses are the best v.shooting sports

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  1. kasfinally

    kasfinally New Member

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    Hey, I am new to photography. I have decided on getting the rebel xTi, but need a couple good lenses. I would like one for day to day picture taking, as it will be used for vacations and day to day stuff as well. But I need one for shooting sports, mostly hockey id assume, but prolly baseball and football too. Price is an object, as i am trying to not spend more then 11-1,200 bucks on the camera and lenses. I had a post in this forum earlier in the week, which someone recomended a lense and posted a screen shot, but the screen shot is gone now.

    Any help would be awesome thanks
     
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    Didn't I help you with that?
     
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    what you would use for hockey is very different than baseball and football.

    kinda hard to say, especially given the price :hs:
     
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    The best all around thing for that would be a 70-200 f/2.8, You can go with Sigma if money is tight but its seriously a better decision to save up money and get the right thing the first time.

    Get a 70-200 f/2.8 and a 1.4x TC.
     
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    So how much are we talking for two lenses? 500 bucks? Sorry man, you're not going to get much. Maybe a cheap 70-300 and a kit lens?
     
  6. Jhegro

    Jhegro wtf is a jhegro?

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    so 1200 on camera + lenses? so subtract, what..600-700 for the cam. so you are left with 500-600 for a lens?. canon 70-200 f/4 or a used sigma 70-200 2.8 might be the most versatile and affordable. baseball and football generally require lots of reach that opens wide. 300 2.8 or so. for every day pics tamron 28-75.
     
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    YES your the man!! you did, but that screen shot is gone so i didnt have the picture to refrence what i needed.

    :hsd:
     
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    All the help has been great thanks.
     
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    I think that should work with your budget.
     
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    YA, that works perfect, might even splurge on the xti. not sure yet tho.

    Thanks again!
     
  12. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    yeah, that cart would make for a nice combo.
     
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    if you plan to shoot indoors the f4 probably wont cut it.
     

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