Lens Suggestion

Discussion in 'Lens Lust' started by allstar25, Jul 7, 2008.

  1. I'm am fixing to acquire a Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 which will be used mainly for sports. I am going ahead and thinking about my next purchase. I want something sub-$1000. New or used probably won't matter. This lens needs to be suitable for indoor and outdoor sports (baseball, softball, volleyball, and basketball).
    Any suggestions?

  2. The used value for a 28-70mm f2.8 AF-S (Beast) should be coming down now that the 24-70mm is out. This was a excellent lens before the 24-70 came out and it is still an excellent lens. This is my go-to lens indoors and out.
  3. vz223


    Dec 7, 2007
    I'll second Bill. 28-70mm will compliment the 70-200 well.
  4. I like the sugesstion. It will be good for indoor sports to i suppose.
  5. Any suggestions?
  6. I read your note as "after" acquiring the 70-200, what's next. I would think that the 70-200 would in fact do indoor and outdoor sports. Maybe I'm misreading your post .....as it would seem your covered.

    I would actually look either to the 28-70 or 12-24 for a wider angle view of things, OR a fast (f1.4) lens for low light....

  7. The beast is a great lens and higly recommended... just another thought, how about a 1.4 TC??
  8. The Ben

    The Ben

    Oct 17, 2007
    Houston, Tx
    I have sold all my 'extra' lenses since I bough my 28-70 'beast'. Now I'm down to my 50 1.4, 10-20 sigma, 28-70 which is now my walk around, and my 70-200 VR. Just ordered a Tamron 90 macro too. Should be good for a few months
  9. Tpsfoto


    Jun 15, 2008
    Las Vegas NV
    It is not sub $1000.00 ....but you need a 300 F2.8 .....sports need the longer lenses
    The older 300's could be just right for you at less than $2000.00
  10. tlong


    May 25, 2008
    Southeast, USA
    I agree that saving up for a 300 is your best bet, but would like to offer another suggestion, as well. Indoor sports often require a faster aperture than 2.8. I use the 85 1.8 a lot for gasketball, volleyball, etc. It can be purchased for around 300 used and would be invaluable for indoor sports.
  11. Gary Mayo

    Gary Mayo Guest

    That is a great lens, but with the release of a second FX camera body, do not look for attractive used glass to go down. In the world of $4.00 gas in the U.S., nothing is going down.