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Old 19th of February 2012 (Sun)   #1
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Default Trying to get into sports photography

Im looking to either get a 60D or 7D. I need help with what Lenses i should worry about getting for all sports indoor and outdoor
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Old 19th of February 2012 (Sun)   #2
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Default Re: Trying to get into sports photography

*all* sports? That's a pretty huge list - care to narrow it down at all?
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Old 19th of February 2012 (Sun)   #3
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Im looking to either get a 60D or 7D. I need help with what Lenses i should worry about getting for all sports indoor and outdoor
Typically, sports photographers use lenses with focal lengths ranging from 18mm to 600mm. Many photographers use a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens as their basic coverage lens, which can generate images such as these.






However, a lens such as this, no matter how useful, only begins what a hard-core sports shooter will use. Your equipment decision depends on money, since a single lens can cost US $10,000.

More importantly, before buying equipment, you need experience at sports photography, which is something that can not be purchased, rented or downloaded. A newcomer should be more interested in finding places to get experience than in getting equipment.

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Old 20th of February 2012 (Mon)   #4
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Default Re: Trying to get into sports photography

I tinkered around with a few lenses till I settled on 24-70 and 300mm

I use the 24-70 for T&I shots as well as small area sports like MMA and Boxing act.
The 300mm 2.8 is my action lens (hockey, football, soccer)

I don't usually do to many Gym sports but if and when the time come ill go for a quick prime.

50mm or 85mm L
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Old 20th of February 2012 (Mon)   #5
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Hello to all,

Get a 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 300mm 2.8 & some primes... 85 1.8 & the 135 F2.. and something very wide..10-22mm..
then you are almost done... make more $$$ buy more gear....lol

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Old 20th of February 2012 (Mon)   #6
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I primarily use an 85 1.8, 70-200 2.8 IS & 300mm 2.8 IS & 1.4 TC when applicable.
Enjoy, shooting sports can be very rewarding
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85 1.8 is my go-to lens for indoor stuff, my 70-200 for outdoor, and looking at getting an Extender for longer reach outdoors.
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If I had to choose 3 lenses I could cover just about anything with, it would be the 16-35, 70-200 2.8 and 300 2.8. You can cover just about anything with those three. There are some who would say you need a 400 or 600 for football but I know guys who have covered NFL for years with nothing longer than a 300mm.
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