Lens Question

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  1. jen70280

    jen70280 TPF Noob!

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    A friend of mine has a co-worker who offered to sell me her 75-300mm 1:4-5.6 and says she bought it strictly for sports photos. Does anyone think this is a decent lens for ice hockey photos?


    Also, is $115 a good price?
     
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    The thing you have to consider is how fast of a shutter speed you need to freeze the action and minimize the effects of hand shake. F4-5.6 will only be able to provide a fast shutter speed outdoors. Maybe indoors with great lighting and a super fast ISO.

    Check around at what used lenses are selling for - $115 seems like a good deal to me since they sell at about $450 new...
     
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    what camera are you using it on, what condition is it in, what brand is it, etc.


    also, i dont know anything about hockey but if it is indoors, you might have some problems. Thats lens might be too big for what you need to do... anything closer than 5-10 feet (estimate) might not autofocus.
     

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