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gregb232
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Jan 04, 2011 15:15 |  #1

Well stopped by the store on the way home from work, the Sigma 70-200 2.8 is a monster. I know myself I would be reluctant to use this as a daily zoom. The Canon 70-200 f4 was very nice but it doesnt solve my problem with low light situations. I guess I will be using PP and just live with some noise. F4 would only get me a one stop difference at max zoom. Let me tell you that is a fast focusing and very sharp lens. I just viewed the pics I took at the store all I can say is Wow!!! I want to thank everyone again with all of the advice. You guys have been very helpful.


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Jan 04, 2011 20:05 |  #2

You could look at the IS version of the 70-200mm f/4 L or even the new 100-400 f/4-f-5.6L IS. The IS might help in the low light, but you would still need to keep the shutter speed high to freeze the action.

Also another approach is a body with a good high iso performance like a 5dm2 or 7d.


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Jan 04, 2011 20:09 |  #3

Give the Canon 200 F/2.8 a look. It's not very big/heavy.




  
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Jan 04, 2011 20:25 |  #4

135 f2 L would be worth considering for low light sports on a crop body. Add a 1.4X TC for more reach.


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Jan 04, 2011 21:09 |  #5

What body are you using? Hockey can be hard to shoot well. I'd get the Canon 70-200 2.8 IS if you shoot a lot of Hockey.


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Jan 04, 2011 21:10 |  #6

I shoot my son's hockey with a 70-200 f/4 IS, and it's not bad at the better rinks. The bad rinks I have the 100 f/2, which works really well and doesn't cost an arm or a leg.


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Jan 04, 2011 21:18 |  #7

IS won't help with hockey, this said if you find the sigma 70-200mm f2.8 too big and heavy there is the canon 200mm f2.8 or the canon 135 f2 that could work.




  
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Jan 04, 2011 21:24 |  #8

i've been using the 85mm f1.8 for my hockey pictures. so far, so good but i'm hoping to get the 70-200 f2.8 soon b/c i want more zoom.


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