Whats a good zoom lens for sports?

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    Right now I have a tamron 75-300 and super blurry with any kind of movement. What else is there? Under 400 dollars
     
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    If you are using Canon, then I would recommend the 70-200 f/4 L non-IS. Perfect range for almost all field sports. It is a few hundred over your budget, but definitely worth it. Can't think of others at the moment...:scratch:
     
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    I was just wondering if sigma or tamron made one cheaper? Do I need an IS to keep it from being blurry?
     
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    For sports, IS/VR is not very important, it doesn't stop the action. Only fast shutter speeds will. The reason you were getting blurry photos with your current lens is because of its smaller aperture, which needs slower shutter speeds for proper exposure, thus more blur. The only 70-200 that Sigma makes is a 2.8 version, and it is $800 U.S.
     
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    Sigma makes a 70-300mm.....got mine off of eBay for $150 flat. 47th street photo :D
     
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    Blurry, amiright?
     
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    Are you talking blurry from moving subjects or crap image quality. I have the tamron, and it is reasonably sharp for what it is.

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    If theres any movement its always blurry. Can i fix this?
     
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    Have you tried shooting with higher ISO so you can use a faster shuttter?

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    What should I put my settings? Im shooting at football games.
     
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    ISO performance is not standard across all camera brands. Knowing what kind of camera you are shooting with will help answer your question.
     
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