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Old Dec 21, 2007, 8:09 PM   #1
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I'm looking for a moderately priced lens I can use for portraits and for occasional indoor sports like basketball.

I have 2 Sigma lenses today - the 17-70 f2.8-4.5 that I use as my walkaround lens and a 70-300 F4-5.6 DG APO.

Want something that gives me better depth of field in portraits (outdoor as well as indoor shots with flash & diffuser) and could also do a better job capturing the occasional basketball or volleyball game.

From reading the forums, it would seem that the Canon 85 mm 1.8 prime would handle both of these admirably. Do you agree? Anything else I might consider?

Thanks, in advance, for your help (and happy holidays)

--Barry


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Old Dec 21, 2007, 9:49 PM   #2
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From reading the forums, it would seem that the Canon 85 mm 1.8 prime would handle both of these admirably. Do you agree? Anything else I might consider?


85mm f1.8 looks like ur lens. To add may be u can pick the simga DG super 500 flash which u can pick a used one for 150..i will def not recommend a canon at this moment for flash


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Old Dec 22, 2007, 9:40 AM   #3
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Grab both the 50mm f/1.8 and 85mm f/1.8

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Thanks, all.
I ordered the 50 f1.8 and 85 f1.8 today. For about $400 (including the UV filters), it should help address both of my needs.

Thanks again and have a happy holiday.

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Old Dec 24, 2007, 9:47 AM   #5
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For indoor group shots try the Canon 35mm f/2 lens, it's reasonably priced and has great image quality.
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