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Old Jan 15, 2005, 9:02 PM   #1
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I am lookinng to purchase a good zoom lense for my 20D. My hubby bought me a 75-300 for christmas with the camera but I am not impressed with it. The pictires seemed very soft. I am shooting my son's football games so I need to be able to zoom right in on those action shots. Any advice I am trying to keep it around 800 bucks or so, Thanks for any help
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 3:37 PM   #2
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Sigma 70-200 2.8 (around $720) - then later you can get a 1.4x teleconverter to increase your range. Anything slower than 4.0 will not allow you the 1/500 shutter speeds you need. And 4.0 is too slow in low light situations (if your son has night games under lights). By the way, I don't see a country in your name and we have a lot of people from all over - when you say football do you mean American football or soccer?
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 12:57 AM   #3
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I second the recommendation for the Sigma 70-200 f2.8. That is one excellent lens!

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Old Jan 17, 2005, 10:17 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help I will definetly check into that lense The guy at the camera store tried to sell me a Promaster yesterday....I decide to wait for some help.

I live in the US. In NY. They are playing in a dome so the lighting is harsh too :roll:

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I live in the US. In NY. They are playing in a dome so the lighting is harsh too :roll:
I would advise setting a custom WB then if you will be shooting JPEG. There are all sorts of ways to do it, but I advise going to a camera store and spending $5 on a grey card. If you're shooting RAW it isn't as important, but can still be useful - any time you can get something done correctly in the camera it saves you time in post-processing.
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Old Jan 17, 2005, 3:27 PM   #6
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Hi !!!

style="BACKGROUND-COLOR: #000000"For that focal range I do recomend the Canon 70 200 L IS, amazing image quality of this everlasting master piece.

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Old Jan 17, 2005, 4:14 PM   #7
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"For that focal range I do recomend the Canon 70 200 L IS, amazing image quality of this everlasting master piece."
Off course! - sparky9497 wrote: "... I am trying to keep it around 800 bucks or so, Thanks for any help "
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Old Jan 19, 2005, 6:42 PM   #8
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Go with the Canon 200 L without IS. One on Cannon's best lenses wether IS or not. Would not cost a lot over your budget.
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Old Jan 19, 2005, 8:38 PM   #9
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I used the Sigma 50-500 (Bigma) for shooting at the UTEP basketball games. Here is an example
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