Lens recommendation for indoor & outdoor sports

Discussion in 'Beginner Questions' started by aekey8706, Aug 2, 2019.

  1. aekey8706

    aekey8706 New Member

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    I am a beginner to photography and am looking for a lens that would be good for both indoor and outdoor sports (preferably under $500). I have the Canon Rebel T2i and have been looking at lens reviews but cannot seem to find one that is good for both indoor and outdoor use. The lens that came with my camera just does not zoom far enough when sitting across the baseball/soccer/football field or sitting in the bleachers at a gym. Any help/suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     

  2. johnsey

    johnsey Site Moderator Staff Member Site Supporter

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    5dMk2, 20D, 70-200 2.8L IS, 100mm 2.8 Macro USM, 50mm 1.4, 85mm 1.8, 17-40mm 4.0L, Rokinon 14mm 2.8; Pixma Pro-100
    Which lens did you get with your kit something like 18-55? For sports you probably want something in the 70-200 range and fast if you can afford it (aka 2.8) But a good 2.8 zoom like that will cost upwards of 1200. image stabilization wont help freeze moving objects so that sounds like a lower priority. So at your price looks like your stuck at somewhere around f4. I think something like the 55-250 STM IS may be a good compliment, its an EF-s lens like your kit one and in your price range. Frankly unless you want to shell out some big bucks and go to a much larger, faster, and heavier lens which would be ideal for indoor sports, this may be a good compromise to get you what will work.
     
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  3. aekey8706

    aekey8706 New Member

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    Thank you so much for your help! I've been on a few forums looking for info and your response has been the most helpful so far.
     

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