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bruno19932000
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Sep 21, 2011 23:29 |  #1

Hi everyone i am new to all this trying to learn and have already have read a lot.

I recently purchased a rebel xti (body only)
so i need to purchase a lens but have no idea on how to shop for one.

i intend on "trying" to shoot sports like basketball football and soccer, mostly just for fun.

so can anyone give me any ideas on what lens to buy with budget in mind.




  
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Sep 21, 2011 23:33 |  #2

bruno19932000 wrote in post #13143106 (external link)
Hi everyone i am new to all this trying to learn and have already have read a lot.

I recently purchased a rebel xti (body only)
so i need to purchase a lens but have no idea on how to shop for one.

i intend on "trying" to shoot sports like basketball football and soccer, mostly just for fun.

so can anyone give me any ideas on what lens to buy with budget in mind.

What is your budget for a lens?




  
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bruno19932000
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Sep 21, 2011 23:36 |  #3

i have no idea how much lens go for?
i dont want to spend more than 300 for lens. thats probably really low but its what i have
so any options under that would be great




  
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Sep 21, 2011 23:41 |  #4

On a budget? 18-55mm IS plus 55-250mm 4-5.6. Both could be had for under $300 used. Maybe add a 50mm 1.8 for low light shots. A speedlight will be helpful for indoor shooting.


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Sep 21, 2011 23:54 |  #5

With $300 for sport, the first lens comes into my mind is canon ef-s 55-250mm IS, for soccer shouldn't have a problem(i presume it's outdoor, with plenty of light) and for basketball u need to use high ISO.


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Sep 22, 2011 00:23 |  #6

ok thanks for the suggestions
and would basketball pics come out to dark without a speedlite?




  
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Sep 22, 2011 01:05 |  #7

bruno19932000 wrote in post #13143271 (external link)
ok thanks for the suggestions
and would basketball pics come out to dark without a speedlite?

Probably not, if they do bump the ISO.




  
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Sep 22, 2011 01:26 |  #8

bruno19932000 wrote in post #13143271 (external link)
ok thanks for the suggestions
and would basketball pics come out to dark without a speedlite?

Your Speedlite might not be powerful enough to capture a flying basketball unless you're very close to the player.


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Sep 22, 2011 03:42 |  #9

The 55-250 won't be fast enough for basketball if its an indoor court, even maxing your ISO I doubt you'll be able to get the required shutter speed.

If the american football and football are outdoors, then you'll be fine with the 55-250.


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Sep 22, 2011 06:43 |  #10

No flash for basketball...For indoor fast moving subjects try the Canon 85 1.8 <$375 used and it will make you smile.




  
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Sep 22, 2011 08:02 |  #11

As others have said, the 55-250.




  
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Sep 22, 2011 10:32 |  #12

It depends on how close/far you sit from the basketball court. For indoor games, faster lens (meaning larger max aperture lens) is recommended. Versatility might be useful to you too, to zoom in and out on players and actions. So, for your budget, i recommend Tamron 28-75mm f2.8. Don't be afraid to check out used lens in the POTN Marketplace. It's about $340.
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Sep 22, 2011 13:24 |  #13

mrbtd wrote in post #13144096 (external link)
No flash for basketball...For indoor fast moving subjects try the Canon 85 1.8 <$375 used and it will make you smile.

What he said.

Perfect for indoor BB.

Also I agree on the 55-250 for outdoor sports in good light.

Here is an example of the 55-250 on sports:


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