The best lenses for sports photography (and ideal focal lengths to use)

The two most common questions about using sports photography lenses

Ideal focal lengths for sports photography

 

Best Focal Lengths for Sports Photography

Try these lens settings with APS-C SLRs to get the best compositions (for more on composing images, see our guide to the 10 Rules of Photo Composition – and why they work)

Stadiums: 10mm to 17mm
Skateboarders: 18mm
Runners: 50mm
Tennis: 70mm to 100mm
Football: 200mm
Motorsports: 250mm
Cricket: 300mm
Baseball: 400mm

PAGE 1: Wide-angle zooms
PAGE 2: Mid-range zooms
PAGE 3: Telephoto zooms
PAGE 4: Best focal lengths for sports photography
PAGE 5: The two most common questions about sports photography lenses

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