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85 1.8/sigma 70-200 2.8 combo or canon 70-200 2.8

 
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Jan 07, 2011 08:35 |  #1

OK, so I'm wanting to upgrade my Canon 70-200 f/4 to something a little faster. I'm looking at shooting some (not a lot) of indoor basketball plus outdoors I do a lot of soccer and swimming and will be adding football to the list this fall (some night games too). Which would be a better combo:

1) Canon 85mm f/1.8 + Sigma 70-200 f/2.8
2) Canon 70-200 f/2.8 non-IS by itself
3) Canon 135 f/2 + 1.4X converter
4) ????

I'm trying to stay under $1k total so anything above the non-IS by Canon is right out. I figure the zooms would be better for most of the sports I do than the 135, The 85mm would be good for the basketball, I know how to foot zoom so that's not an issue.


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Jan 07, 2011 09:00 |  #2

I think the first choice is a very good option.

Theres also a seller selling the combo in the fs forums now. (not me or anyone I know. Just saw the post).

I like the idea of having two different tools in your bag. Being able to get to 1.8 is really handy. Also, neither the sigma nor the canon have a
Is and the sigma is a good lens optically. I do not know about the sigmas focus speed so you would either have to do some searching about that or wait for someone to post.

I would cut the 135L out as thats just way to long on a cropper to have as your only tele...


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Jan 07, 2011 09:12 |  #3

Indoor Basketball? EF 85/1.8 for sure.


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Jan 07, 2011 09:12 |  #4

That's what I was leaning towards also. I've had the 85 once before and really liked it. Just wasn't sure of the quality/performance differences between the Canon & Sigma zooms myself. That combo for sale in the forums is what got me to thinking actually. Another thing I like about the 85 is using it indoors at church/school performances and it not being a big white tank attracting attention like the L does.


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Jan 07, 2011 09:32 |  #5

I've got the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 and I've been really pleased with its performance. I did buy it to try it out with a view to moving it on and buying the Canon version eventually, but until the release of the Canon mkII I saw no reason to. I use it for sports, mainly for Rugby which is played under floodlights at this time of year, no complaints from me (lens has been used on a 500D, 40D, 50D, 7D and a 1D3).




  
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