Hey folks. I am considering purchasing a new lens to extend my focal range as I currently have nothing longer than 55mm. The lenses I am considering (based on budget and need) are:
- 85 f/1.8
- 135 f/2
- 70-200 f/4 IS
Most of my shooting is done outside is reasonably good light and my inside shooting is done with my nifty or 17-55. Occasionly I shoot some sports in secondary school gym with relatively poor lighting (have to use ISO 1600/3200 f/2.8, so I can barely get by).
I like the idea of the 85 for the gym, but it doesn't give me much more range on the telephoto end - I need a little more for when I am outside. I have read that the 135 is a little long on an APS-C camera for shooting sports indoors, but I think that focal length would be good for my other shooting. The 70-200 would give me great range outdoors, but the f/4 wouldn't cut it in a gym.
I know that there is no 100% decision, but I would like some advice or insight on this purchase. I am sure some of you had to make a similar decision.