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Anybody using a Sigma 85mm 1.8/f prime for hockey?

 
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Nov 11, 2015 07:30 |  #1

I use a Tamron 70-200 2.8/f, but usually shoot in the corners and keep it at the shorter end of the lens so an 85 wouldn't be that short. I was wondering if the 1.8 would give better low light performance and whether it is fast enough for sports. Obviously, I would love the Canon L (the 135mm prime) but don't want to blow a small fortune. Thanks.


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Nov 12, 2015 20:30 |  #2

Do you mean the 85 f/1.4?

I had one for a while and shot indoor basketball with it. I didn't expect the Sigma AF to keep up with Canon's but the lens did surprisingly well. And it was sharper at f/2 than the Canon 85 f/1.8.

But it was expensive and in the end I sold the Sigma and went with the Canon 85 f/1.8 and 50 f/1.4 for about the same price as the Sigma 85 f/1.4


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