Okay, I read the thread about the best lens for indoor basketball. I even asked a question and had it answered. Now, I have more questions. I have decided that I would like to purchase a zoom lens. I am shooting with a D70 and it is 6th grade intramural basketball. I am not a pro nor do I desire to be. I am working in a tight budget. The suggestions to use a 50mm and an 85mm sound good, but I want the ability to zoom to help with framing. I also believe that I need a "fast" lens. I am considering the following: Used Nikon 35-70/2.8 for ~$450 USD Nikon 80-200/2.8 AFD used for ~$600 Sigma 24-70/2.8 used for ~$325 USD Tamron 28-105/2.8 used for ~$450 USD Sigma 28-70/2.8 used for ~$285 USD Tamron 28-75/2.8 new for ~$400 USD Tamron 35-105/2.8 used for ~$310 USD I know that the list is long. That is why I need your help not only with the brand and quality, but with the focal length. Would 70mm be long enough to frame an individual player at mid court? Is 80mm too long at the short end? Are there any other lenses I should be considering? I would consider a combination of zooms or a main zoom and a prime if I could keep it in the $500 and under range. Perhaps I should just hang it up and use my kit lens? Please help me, I am driving my wife nuts! Thanks.