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Old Feb 9, 2004, 5:12 PM   #21
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If you really like to shoot in low light... consider Canon's 135mm f/2.0L lens... very sweet... extremely sharp... not as expensive as the 70-200 F2.8... my favorite lens...

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Old Feb 9, 2004, 8:26 PM   #22
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Actually my 85 f/1.2L is perfect for indoor basketball... with the 1.6x it's actually a 136mm at the same aperture! :P

... There's always the EF 50mm f/1.0. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Old Feb 10, 2004, 12:08 AM   #23
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Thanks you all, I just ordered a Canon 100/f2. I think that may give me the light that I need and perhaps some sharpness to boot.
I also have a 1.7 extender that seems to work okay with my 50mm/1.8 so I wouldn't be totally surprised to see that it works okay with this other lens.

Well, I guess I'll find out soon enough.
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Old Feb 11, 2004, 11:21 PM   #24
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Actually my 85 f/1.2L is perfect for indoor basketball... with the 1.6x it's actually a 136mm at the same aperture! :P
Great lens for portraits too... I have one... unfortunately it's an FD mount... a little more expensive now...

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Old Feb 12, 2004, 6:16 AM   #25
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Great lens for portraits too... I have one... unfortunately it's an FD mount... a little more expensive now...
It's a must have IMO, and that's exactly what I use it for... slightly long for now indoor though (hopefully it'll match better with the next camera...!).
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Old Feb 12, 2004, 1:27 PM   #26
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It's a must have IMO, and that's exactly what I use it for... slightly long for now indoor though (hopefully it'll match better with the next camera...!).
I've been substituting my 50mm f/1.4. It works out to 80mm on a 10D, but it lacks the focusing snap and bokeh of the 85mm f/1.2...

I agree on the "next camera" sentiments... I was hoping the new 1D (now called the 1D Mark II) would be more in my price line... ~$4,500 is a bit high... maybe a new 10D Mark II later in the year... I would sure like to bump up to 1.3... :lol:

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Old Feb 16, 2004, 1:10 AM   #27
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I just sinned and impulsively purchased a Sigma 50-500. I went into a state of temporary insanity and started worrying about lack of ability on the higher end. I read a few reviews and took the plunge. Hopefully I won't regret my impulsiveness.

Anyway, it's done.

Will this be the "all round" lens? Yes, it's heavy, but it has a huge range and it's rated as "sharp" by most reviews. I look forward to working with it.


It's only money...right? And if the passion is strong enough the investment is just that, and investment. What the heck.
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Well, I just bought a 50-500 Sigma so perhaps that will be the best "all round" lens. It's heavy but I can handle that.
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Well, I just bought a 50-500 Sigma so perhaps that will be the best "all round" lens. It's heavy but I can handle that.
Well it's not a very practical indoor or close quarter lens... :lol:
BTW show me another (non-mirror) 500mm lens which is lighter, most other 500mm are much heavier, and cost several magnitude more!

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This will definitely be an outdoor lens. Basketball season is almost over.
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