Long zoom for sports photos
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11-04-12, 08:57 AM
Join Date: Apr 2012
Thanks for all your suggestions. Let me comment as follows:
1. Olympics is just an example, but it is the most demanding one in the sense that I am likely to be furthest from the action at that point. Most of the rest of the time I can get closer to the action - my Canon 70 - 300 F4 - 5.6 USM III lens gives me enough zoom most of the time but not always (and I know it isn't the best lens - may have been guilty of buying too cheap based on what I could afford with my previous Canon).
2. I did think about renting a long lens just for Olympics but haven't found anywhere close to home (east anglia). Any recommendations on where to go to rent?
3. I have come across the Sigma 50 - 500 F4 - 6.3 but I don't really need to go all the way down to 50mm with this one lens. That is why I was also looking at the Sigma 150 - 500. Is the 50 - 500 a much better lens than the 150 - 500?
4. A fixed length lens like the Canon 600mm F4 would be very nice - but is way over budget as you say! Need to win the lottery for that!
Thanks for your help.
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