so thats why the lights dim when someone pulls it out...
Joined Aug 2010
Joined Aug 2010
I picked up a 300 prime f/4 IS really cheap not to long ago.....
Joined Dec 2007
Location: Trois-Rivières, Qc
The sigma 100-300mm f/4 might be a good alternative or you could go with the 300mm f/4 (IS or non-IS) from canon. Both of these option will give you f/4 at 300mm. The use of TC will slightly degrade sharpness and slow down autofocus which might not be good for sports in less than perfect light.
Joined Dec 2010
Jan 17, 2011 22:48 as a reply to @ Koshin's post |
I have the 70-200 f4 IS and occasionally use a Kenko 1.4xTC, on a 7D.
Joined Jul 2007
mp2997 wrote in post #11662348
Would love to hear feedback from anyone that has used the 2.8 with 1.4TC for sports during daylight hours.
I use a Tamron 1.4x TC on the f/4 version during daylight. No problem with focus speed and pictures look fine. Would be even better with the f/2.8 lens because you would be shooting the equivalent of f/4 instead of f/5.6
Joined Jul 2010
Location: Brisbane, Australia
Just my opinion.....
Joined Jan 2009
Location: Atlanta, GA
If your son's games are during the day you might be able to shoot with the 100-400, but if you shoot games under the lights or later in the day you may want to opt for the 70-200 lens and if you look on the sidelines during most of the college and NFL games most of the shooters will have at least a 70-200, probably a longer lens a 300 or 400 2.8 (which by the way are a bit pricey you have to put bring you big boy billfold to the table for one of those. I did see a couple of 300 2.8's on sale from reputable dealers on e-Bay for $1,648 and $1,231 or so. If you do choose any long tele lens stick with the 1.4x you don't loose the f stops you would if you were using the 2x TC.
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