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Will the Nifty Fifty (1.8 50mm prime) that's 99 bucks work for indoor sports?

 
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Dec 11, 2009 20:06 |  #16

It depends on how you see yourself spending the money. You'll spend and probably waste $99 for the for the nifty fifty for a lens that just won't do the job. After all you want to capture moments so invest in the flash, with your 28-135 you'll be in serious business. Besides the flash you'll have it for years to come and you'll get more use out of it.


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Dec 11, 2009 20:19 |  #17

an 85/1.8 or 100/2 would sure be nice to have!

I have used both for basketball and volleyball (high school level). Either would work well for you. After all, you are shooting kids and not adults.

ISO 3200, f/2.0 - 2.5 should allow you a shutter speed of 1/400 sec.

I use a 70-200 f/2.8L for all of the basketball I have been shooting with only a few occasions when it is too much. That's usually when the player is right next to me in the corner or baseline.


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Dec 11, 2009 20:43 |  #18

that real grainy shot was with a xti at 3200 and f/5.6 according to the exif.

not sure why the 5.6, could have shot that at iso 400 instead of 3200...


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Dec 11, 2009 20:49 |  #19

I have tried shooting sports a few times with a 50 1.4, and was never impressed. It could of just been me though. If you are planning on using the lens close to wide open, lets say 1.4-2.0 you might have a hard time getting anything sharp.

At least that is the experience that I have had, but like I said it is probably just me.


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Dec 11, 2009 21:55 |  #20

Appearantly 90% of shots can be done with a 50mm f1.8 ii. Every other Lens is just for the picky people including myself.


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Dec 11, 2009 22:35 |  #21

mrfixitx wrote in post #9179391 (external link)
50mm is also rather short for most sports photography, unless you are going to be very close to the subject you are going to have to do a lot of croping and may only end up with something usable for the web.

Basketball is the only sport I shoot with a regular midrange zoom lens - have only used a 17-55mm and I get great results. On the baseline I am literally about 5 feet away when the action goes on in the paint, but even at the three-point line the 55mm works just fine.


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Dec 12, 2009 02:06 as a reply to  @ Persephone's post |  #22

Sorry, forgot to run an image through Noiseware after testing ISO 3200.

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Dec 12, 2009 03:00 |  #23

it won't be printed as a poster or in sports illustrated, but more than acceptable. thanks for the pics!


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