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Old Feb 3, 2007, 10:11 AM   #1
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I am wondering if the Canon 85mm 1.8 lens would be better than the

Canon EF 100mm 2.0 lens? Or would the Canon 135mm 2.0 L lens be

better, for taking indoor sports pictures. Also with the 85mm 1.8 lens,

what shutter speed and aperture would work the best on a Canon XT

model for indoor basketball shoots?

Thanks so much!
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Old Feb 3, 2007, 11:23 AM   #2
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This will depend where you are standing as this is going to play a major part in the required lens. If you are able to get court side and shoot from the corners then the 85mm f1.8 is the choice if you are further away then look at something longer. Most bball shooters here are using the 85. As for settings it is going to depend on the lighting but ISO1600 f2.2 and 1/400 is a good place to start and see how the exposure is, make sure you expose for skin tones rather than the shirts.
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Old Feb 3, 2007, 12:06 PM   #3
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Most of my shooting will have to be in the stands, I can sit lower, still the 85MM?
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Very unlikely, I would look at the 100 as a compromise but probably the 135 would be the winner as you will have more seating options with this.
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