i need a fast lens!

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  1. Ecas32

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    http://www.thephotoforum.com/forum/...rum-photo-gallery/162411-composition-c-c.html
    my lens is extremely slow! i shot this with m 75-300 canon ( i know its not a good lens). this was shot at like 4:30 in the afternoon with nearly NO cloud coverage. i had to shoot at 1/200 5.6 and iso800.

    i need to find a better lens, and im getting a job over the summer, so hopefully the cost wont matter too much (please keep your suggestions in the mid triple digits :p)
     
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    well the link doesn't work first off

    and if your looking for a fast telephoto obviously the most popular is the canon 70-200 f/2.8 but that's quite out of your price range.

    you should probably look into getting the 70-200 f/4 which is cheaper (still maybe out of your price range) but also not as fast.
     
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    The 70-200 f/2.8 can be pricey, but if you buy a used non-IS version, you might be able to pick it up for $600-$700 (I bought mine for $680 two years ago). If you can swing it, I would. The difference between f/4 and f/2.8 is an awful lot of light.

    Although I've never used them, I've heard decent reviews about Sigma's comparable model also. They're standard on Adorama for just under $700.
     
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    I would go for one of the 70-200 L's.

    There's also the 100mm f/2 for $410 or the 100mm f/2.8 Macro for $490 for (sort of) inexpensive telephoto primes, if you want to go that route. (I would go for the macro.)
     
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    If you are looking at photography for the long term, save your money and get the 70-200 F2.8L or the IS version. Either one will sserve you very well for many years. You just have to decide if the IS feature is worth the extra funds.

    If you are shooting outdoors, the 70-200 F4L is a great choice. Lighter than the 2.8, but VERY sharp. I have them both. They rock.
     
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    im really liking that 70-200 f2.8. would i get 2.8 throughout the whole range?
    i really wish i had a job right now.....i gotta wait till school gets out.
     
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    Yes its 2.8 through the whole range. One of the reasons its so expensive.
     
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    wow i really really need this lens.

    time to start savin up........:)
     
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    Its an AMAZING lens. I'm a nikon shooter but i've used it on a few occasions on my old teachers (now just a good friend) 5d. Thats one awesome combination :).
     
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    ya man i was looking a some customer reviews on adorama and every single one was five stars. and whats good is my english teacher (also yearbook teacher) has that lens on a school camera. maybe if i brought my camera one day she would let me test it..... but im not positive if its the f4 or f2.8..........i'll have to ask her tomorrow.
     
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    Have you held it? If its REALLY heavy for its size, its probably the 2.8, if its just kinda heavy for its size, its probably the f4 lol.
     
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    nah i havnt gotte a chance to yet...... but i will keep that in mind (or i could just look on the lens) :p
     

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