lukenlara wrote in post #2941885
hi guys,im in the exact same position as gregoreo.
Ive just started out with my xt and need a second lens for taking long range photos at football matches,landscape and motorsports.I cant afford any of the high end lenses and for 70 quid this lens look great.
However,at say iso 400 on a nice bright sunny afternoon,fully open to 200 mil taking a shot of a moving football player say 20-60 metres away is this camera going to perform?
Its mainly the af speed that worries me.
Thanks for the great review and fantastic source of info for begginners/those on a budget.
You shouldnt have any problems, when I was testing out both the Sigma & the Tamron I tried this as it happens, 350D, ISO400, AIServo, 200mm WideOpen (F5.6) I had no problems tracking the cars passing by my house at 40mph, so I dont think any footy players will move that fast on sunny afternoons at ISO400 I have been seeing in the region of 1/400th or higher which is good enough.