Lens usage

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  1. xsouthpawed

    xsouthpawed TPF Noob!

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    I currently use a Canon 10d with the 28-105mm f3.5-4.5 lens and a 50mm f/1.4 prime. Which one do you guys think would be better to use in shooting indoor sports? (28-105mm for the reach vs. 50mm for the f/1.4)
    I don't know if the iso reduction is that great on my camera..

    Below is a comparison of iso levels between 10d and 40d
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/markrabo/2148973833/sizes/o/

    Thanks :)
     
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    Well, you have both, so why not take both with you?

    I guess a lot depends on how much light there will be at the arena, but 50mm does seem a little on the short side...
     
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    mm. Do you think buying a telephoto lens would be worthwhile? I want to try out something like a 70-300mm range. (It'd probably be 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 IS USM) I'm in a tight budget. The IS really appeals to me as I've never used a lens with image stabilization before.
     
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    It won't really be good for low light, and IS won't help either (and it's slower than the lens you already have). You need shutter speed.

    IS is good for a lot of things, but I don't think sports is one of them. At the shutter speeds you would be shooting sports at, IS won't matter.


    I don't know that there's a low budget solution to this... With a low budget, you won't be able to get anything faster than what you have. The 50 is definitely fast enough - but is it long enough?

    See if that 105 will work, if not - try to get close enough to use the 50.
     
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    mm. okay :D

    but i'm curious. what would telephoto lens at around that price be good for? (especially the IS)
     
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    Outdoor daytime field sports, photographing birds at a feeder from a blind, portraits, etc.
     
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    It would probably be a fine all around telephoto, and the IS would help a lot for stationary objects (IS can't stop the subject from moving... ;)) Just not really up to shooting sports, IMO. (Indoor, low light sports anyway.)
     
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    the 105mm is better. i rather have great shots with a little more noise than ok shots with less noise.
     
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    yeah. I read that the 50mm's great for under the hoop shooting for basketball or something.

    So it seems like the 70-300 IS is a good investment, just not suitable for indoor sports and such?

    Btw, thank you so much for the replies guys. I really appreciate it!~
     

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