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jmoss37

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jmoss37 says:

Lenses for sport

 I currently use a Sony A700 with a Sigma 70-300 apo lens, i want to upgrade my lens and possibly my camera to the Canon 7d.

The lenses i have been looking at are the sony 70-300 ssm G and  the Tamron 70-200 2.8f i will only be shooting kids sport so i will be quite close to the action.

I am undecided on which will give me the best results or is there another lens which will give me good results?

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hssutton

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hssutton says:

Re: Lenses for sport

You need the best lens you can afford with the 7D, personally I'd go for the Canon EF 70-200mm f4 L USM Lens £500, but obviously the IS version would be better. You can pick up such as the 70-200 f/2.8 on Ebay for a little over £500

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Dazz

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Dazz says:

Re: Lenses for sport

 Nothing wrong with the sony system. In fact it'd make buying a long lens cheaper with it's inbuilt supersteadyshot. Try using your 70-300 and not going past the 200mm mark on it. If you can get away with the more limited focal length, then I'd say the wider apperture of the Sigma 70-200 would be the way to go.

Canon's 7d is lovely but considering the price and the cost of a decent lens these days, you'd might be better off holding onto what you have for the time being.

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Barry Howes

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Barry Howes says:

Re: Lenses for sport

Have to agree Hywel and the 2X Teleconverter for xtra versatility.

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Dazz

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Dazz says:

Re: Lenses for sport

 Fast glass is certainly usefull but when 1/200th of a second will do to capture the action at a lower ISO, having SSS/VR/IS is helpful in getting the shot when the equivalent focal length is around 300mm. I'm not saying dont get IS/VR i'm just saying anything you get along side the Sony system will have a degree of stablization which could save a fair few pennies, and with that nice zeiss glass available to Sony users, I for one wuldn't pass it off.

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