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Old Sep 30, 2007, 11:56 PM   #1
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hello I have limited money and love to take sports photography, especially my kids.

My 30D came with a 18-55 lens but I am getting another one to get me by so to speak in sports until I can get $700-800 for a better one.

I am looking at a Canon 28-200 3.5-5.6 usm with a 72mm filter and a Sigma 28-300

3.5-6.3 lens DG macro, they are similar in price and the 28-300 is looking good but it's a slightly smaller lense at 62mm filter.

Can you give me advice on this please.

I shot indoor basketball and outdoor football in low light at times.

Thanks for the advice in advance
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Old Oct 2, 2007, 2:15 PM   #2
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Tall order.

If you are shooting indoors and shooting at the 200mm-300mm range you are shooting max aperture for either of the lenses you are considering. Neither of which is a very fast lens. These lenses run about $250-380 (Amazon). I am thinking you will have a difficult time getting any action shots indoors. Since Flash is probably out have you considered any of the IS lenses. Canon makes a 28-135 IS and a 70-300 IS. The 28-135 is usually around $390 but the 70-300 IS runs about $550. With the 30D you could probably get decent pics at ISO 400. Give some thought to the Image Stabilzed lenses. They just may fill the bill. Your other alternative may be the faster telephoto (non zoom) in the price range you mention. There is always the used lens market for some of the faster lenses. Maybe someone out there has better ideas. Good luck.
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Old Oct 3, 2007, 9:03 AM   #3
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For anyone going to post please go to http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo...mp;forum_id=37as the same question was posted there so no point duplicating.
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