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Old Dec 9, 2009, 5:42 PM   #11
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The challenge is the working range for people sports is about 25 feet for an 85mm lens. That works great if you're shooting from the corner of the baseline. If you're shooting from the stands it's too short. That's why location of the photographer is so important.

I will be mostly in the stands. Thanks for your time on this. I just want to make the right choice before spending the money.
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Old Dec 9, 2009, 8:21 PM   #12
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The D90 would be a big improvement over your D40x. From the stands, the Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM would be a very good choice, but that will set you back >$1,700. A Canon T1i could work as well with the same lens and cost less, but it couldn't use the lenses you've already got.
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Old Dec 12, 2009, 7:31 AM   #13
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The D90 would be a big improvement over your D40x. From the stands, the Sigma 70-200/2.8 HSM would be a very good choice, but that will set you back >$1,700. A Canon T1i could work as well with the same lens and cost less, but it couldn't use the lenses you've already got.
You could look at the Sigma 50-150 f2.8. I've used it from the stands (about 3 or four rows up from the floor) with my D5k and D300. The high school gyms I've been in in my area (northern ky) are mostly fairly well lit, and I've gotten acceptable shutter speeds at an ISO of 2500. It is HSM and will Af with all current Nikon bodies. It's around $600 used, and $700 new. Not real easy to find used though.
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How about a $139.00 50mm 1.8 on a D-90.

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Old Dec 13, 2009, 8:25 AM   #15
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How about a $139.00 50mm 1.8 on a D-90.
50mm is too short from the stands. Beyond 15 feet or so you run into focus/softness issues. The 50mm can be a good solution if you're on the baseline but not real good from the stands. That's why it was important to learn where the OP was shooting from
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And will not AF on a D40x.
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