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Fast lens for indoor swim..already have 70-200 2.8

 
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Jan 11, 2010 10:46 |  #1

I already have the 70-200 2.8 and love what this lens can do...I am looking for a reasonably fast lens for my 1Dmk3 for the times when I am near the starting blocks and want to capture the swimmer in either lanes 1-2 or 7-8...I always have deck access and don't really need a longer lens..

I tried my 17-40 yesterday, some decent results but definitely not a fast focuser..

Any suggestions...


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Jan 11, 2010 11:20 |  #2

EF 85/1.8 and/or EF 135/2 would be my choice. I have heard about Madison WI.


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Jan 11, 2010 11:21 as a reply to  @ gasrocks's post |  #3

Canon 24-70? As "fast" as your 70-200, but wider.




  
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Jan 12, 2010 15:36 |  #4

I'd vote for 135L




  
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Jan 12, 2010 15:42 |  #5

egordon99 wrote in post #9371378 (external link)
Canon 24-70? As "fast" as your 70-200, but wider.

This would be my recommendation as well.


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Jan 12, 2010 17:38 |  #6

Is your 70-200 2.8 wide enough for the indoor pool? Your 1d mark 3 can probably increase its ISO without damaging image quality too badly. I'd go for 24-70 due to the ability to frame a shot with a zoom. But if you need a wider aperture for more light go for the 35, 85, and 135 primes. The 50 f1.4 isn't that fast of a focuser as the 70-200 from what I've tried.


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