Indoor Lens

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  1. joepence

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    Could someone tell me what kind of lens I should use to take indoor basketball pictures. I have a cannon rebel xt. The lens I have now are a wide angle 19-35mm, a 28-300mm, and a 17-85mm.
     
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    To my understanding, as I'm new here, you need a lens with a wide aperture setting such a 2.8. Something that's really fast so you can keep a lower ISO and maintain your shutterspeed so photos aren't blurred.

    But be prepared to spend $$$ on one like that- they're not cheap.
     
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    I think the 70-200 might be a little short; I'd look toward the Sigma 120-300 f2.8 a bit steep at $3900, but gives you a lot more "long".
     
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    70-200 short as basketball? not if you are on the sidelines, i would imagine :|
     
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    I agree with prodigy2k7.
    70-200mm it's not short at all if you are on the sidelines.
     
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    Thanks for the help everyone:D
     
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    The 70-200 is a pretty nice basketball lens. If you're going to be a really dark gym, you might look at the 85 1.8 as a brighter alternative at the price of versatility.
     

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