Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital SLR and Interchangeable Lens Cameras > Canon Lenses

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Jan 22, 2004, 1:20 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
wvyankeegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 356
Default Canon - EF 100-300mm or Canon - EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom

Getting a rebel .
Maybe old question , been looking on here but not sure of something.
Which would be better for sports action shots ?
Getting to the action fast and focus fast and freezing shots faster.
Which gets closer to the action?

Anyone up for the question ,lol.

Canon - EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Zoom Lens
or
Canon - EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens

or is this one the best for what i want
Canon 75-300/USM/IS
wvyankeegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Old Jan 22, 2004, 2:15 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
ohenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,676
Default

f/4.5 is not a fast lens. It will work for sports provided you have sufficient lighting or bump your ISO up a few stops. Fpr fast action sports, you'll need fast shutter speeds (i.e. 500 or more) and that means you'll need good lighting (outdoors) or you'll need to shoot at higher ISO's and wider aperatures.

I have the 75-300 IS. It tends to be soft overall, particularly at the 200-300 range, the auto-focus is slow and hunts more than most Canon USM's (it's different but I can't elaborate exactly how). It's not a "bad" lens, but it's not one of Canon's better ones either.
ohenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 22, 2004, 2:58 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
wvyankeegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 356
Default

so this one is out of the picture right ?
Canon - EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM Zoom Lens

So you have the Canon 75-300/USM/IS
what is the difference in that and the

Canon - EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III Zoom Lens , they have this one at best buy , thinking about getting it. any comments on it ?

And what is this one - Is it the same as one above ?
Im confused lol. a rookie yeah i know :shock:
Canon EF 75-300mm Telephoto Zoom Lens with Image Stabilizer-is this one good for sports ?

Ive read on here so many things lol, i guess thats just part of it.
Most have said the Canon 75-300/USM/IS is good.
wvyankeegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 22, 2004, 9:33 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
ohenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,676
Default

For pictures of softball like the ones you have shared, any of them will suffice. For pictures indoors of volleyball, you'll be very limited.

The limiting factor for all 3 is the aperature of 4.5 at the low end and 5.6 at the fully zoomed end. At that f stop, you will need to boost your ISO to 1600 and may still not be able to get a shutter speed fast enough to prevent motion and/or camera blur.

I suggest that you read up a bit on exposure and the roles to get a better understanding of the relationships between f-stops, shutter speeds, and ISO if you're not sure about what I'm talking about .

Try this link for some information on sports photography http://www.photo.net/sports/overview
ohenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2004, 12:24 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
wvyankeegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 356
Default

Thanks alot !
I like that site, good info.
So what about a lens like they were talking about

site:
(However a fast lens, like an 85mm F1.4 is an excellent choice for most of your basketball action shots)

So what is a good lens like this?
Someone i know has a
Tamaron 28-75 mm that has the 2.8.
Is this a good lens?
I know i dont know much about lenses, im learning alot though.

I just want a good lens for indoor sports such as volleyball and basketball. And maybe if i need a different one for outside for more zoom and action such as softball and football.

Im finding out so much on this site , it really helps.
I appreciate you helping and giving advice, i know all the pros.
prob. getting tired of the same ol questions on here. lol.
Well maybe some day ill be helping someone on this stuff.
wvyankeegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 23, 2004, 12:44 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
wvyankeegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 356
Default

This is a neat little thing on the canon site about lenses.
check it out if you havent already.


http://www.usa.canon.com/eflenses/le...gth/index.html

I found some good info on the canon site, really helpful stuff.

http://www.usa.canon.com/eflenses/le...on/sports.html
wvyankeegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2004, 12:55 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
ohenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,676
Default

I have the Tamron 28-75 Di f/2.8. It is a very good lens, but I'm not sure that it will give you the zoom you want for the type pictures you're taking. Tamron will be introducing a 70-200 zoom shortly, but I don't know when.

What lenses do you currently own?
ohenry is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2004, 2:03 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
wvyankeegurl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 356
Default

Me I have none right now , thats why im trying to find
out what i want or need , everyone has been very helpful
im concidering one 70-200mm f2.8 usm .
and not sure yet ill be getting a rebel in a week , so im looking
for lenses for what i need, ive posted diff. places on here, getting a lot of good stuff.
thanks
wvyankeegurl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 25, 2004, 6:56 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
ohenry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Posts: 1,676
Default

Well...I may have a barely used Canon 75-300 IS for sale shortly :idea: I'm looking to upgrade to L glass and replace that lens.
ohenry is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 1:22 AM.