Newbie Lens Question

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  • 04-01-2006, 12:51 PM
    Newbie Lens Question
    I'm brand new to these forums, and I just bought a Canon Digital Rebel XT and I wanted to buy a new lense. I wanted one lense that can zoom decently far. I am going to take all types of pictures but quiet a bit of action shots in sports. I found this lense which looked pretty good, but would it be fast enough for sports photography? I only have about 300 dollars to spend and all ideas would be appreciated thanks!!
    Tamron A061-
  • 04-02-2006, 05:45 AM
    Re: Newbie Lens Question
    The problem is that fast lenses aren't cheap, even second hand.

    For sport, I'd find that maximum Aperture of f/3.5-6.3 to be a limitation.
    To get best quality you will probably need to close the aperture a stop or two, and that's going to mean higher ISO or longer exposure. A real problem for indoor sports.

    You might find f/4 fast enough, my leses are f/2.8 up to 200mm but I couldn't afford a fast 300 or 400, I settled for the Canon 100-400 f/5.6 which to be really sharp needs to be stopped down to f/8 at least.