Can you use a 85mm 1.8 for basketball as well , if you can get close to the baseline?
The 85mm 1.8 is perfect length from the point at which baseline meets sideline shooting half-court action on your side of the floor. So fast to focus and razor-sharp output.
I'd strap on the 70-200L but it was heavier, less maneuverable and it was usually on the short end anyway. Might as well have that lightweight tidy little 85mm on all the time. It just works so well.