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Old Oct 5, 2003, 11:13 AM   #1
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Hi all,
Most of my pictures are sports related (moving action) and sometimes indoors. As I understand it, the larger the final pix, the more flaws are exposed.

So -
For printing images larger 8x10 (say 13x19) what lenses are best to use for
*Indoor Photos?
*Outdoor Photos?

Better off with Primes or Zoom for big pictures shots?

Since I am not a pro - cash is an issue. Looking for bang for the buck. Ideally, like a fast lens - at a reasonable price......

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Old Oct 5, 2003, 12:25 PM   #2
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Hi Eric,

It would help if you identified your camera first. In general fast lenses are needed for indoor sports work. However, the faster the lens, the less the depth of field so the object is to strike a happy medium between low light performance and what's acceptable in your shot in terms of depth of field.

For outdoor sports, much depends on how close you are to the action. Different sports require different approaches. In general, a high quality zoom will do the job, but the difficulty is that to make specific recommendations one really needs to know what camera you are using. The recommendation would be quite different for a film SLR, the full frame Contax or Canon EOS-1DS and a 1.5 or 1.6 or 1.7x reduced field of view sensor camera.

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Old Oct 5, 2003, 6:44 PM   #3
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Hi Eric,

It would help if you identified your camera first. In general fast lenses are needed for indoor sports work. However, the faster the lens, the less the depth of field so the object is to strike a happy medium between low light performance and what's acceptable in your shot in terms of depth of field.

For outdoor sports, much depends on how close you are to the action. Different sports require different approaches. In general, a high quality zoom will do the job, but the difficulty is that to make specific recommendations one really needs to know what camera you are using. The recommendation would be quite different for a film SLR, the full frame Contax or Canon EOS-1DS and a 1.5 or 1.6 or 1.7x reduced field of view sensor camera.

Lin
Sorry - I am using a Nikon D100,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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Old Jan 19, 2004, 9:13 PM   #4
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You may be enlightened somewhat by reading the review comments here: http://www.photographyreview.com/35m...x.aspx#reviews
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