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Old Jul 19, 2010, 5:35 PM   #141
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i read johnG's info on gymnastic. Depending on the lighting a 70-200mm 2.8 zoom may not be bright enough even at 3200iso. It really depends on the lighting. Then to get better results you need to get much closer so he can use faster lenses then 2.8 at time.

And remember the 70-200mm for canon and nikon is 1700 and 2500 dollars. The new canon 70-200mm 2.8L II USM is about the same price as the nikon.
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i read johnG's info on gymnastic. Depending on the lighting a 70-200mm 2.8 zoom may not be bright enough even at 3200iso. It really depends on the lighting. The to get better results you need to get much closer so he can use faster lenses then 2.8 at time.

And remember the 70-200mm for canon and nikon is 1700 and 2500 dollars. The new canon 70-200mm 2.8L II USM is about the same price as the nikon.
I thought they said there was a good Sigma or Tamron that ran under $1000, but I'm so confused any more, I wouldn't swear to it...will have to go back to that old thread. If NOT, then I won't be doing gymnastics photos ANYWAY, at $1700 for the lens. If that's the case, then I might as well go for the cheaper camera, which is more comfortable and has some nice features like the articulating screen and scene modes, which make it easy to use for a quick photo...so it comes down to whether I will be able to ever get a lens for gymnastics (in my price range)...
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There is a sigma 70-200mm 2.8 that is about 900 dollars, but it is not as good as the canon or nikon lenses. But we are talking about a big and heavy lens all of them. So you need to consider that also.
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Old Jul 19, 2010, 5:50 PM   #144
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Correction, there is a price drop in the sigma 70-200mm 2.8 with the new OS model that came out. It is 800 dollars now.

http://www.adorama.com/SG70200H2EOS.html
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I was just coming back to mention that lens LOL I found it in the old thread. You are right about the heaviness, but it would only be my gymnastics lens (or something similar) so that isn't as big a deal as my every-day lens. From what I can see, it has the focusing motor in it, also.
The quality may be something that makes a big difference, though...
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It has a hsm motor, making a fast focusing lens. Good for action.
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Here is a review of that lens,
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/R...ns-Review.aspx
But I don't understand enough of it to really get the idea LOL I gather that there are quality control issues (getting a good lens in the first place) with the softness in the right side (that would stink!)
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it is lenses design, glass quality, and quality control. It is not a bad lens, just not as good as the others.
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I wonder if there are any sample images of what that review was talking about, so I could see what he means...going back to look if he put any in there.
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JohnG shoots canon lens I believe, not the sigma
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