Outdoors: 300 f/2.8.
Indoors: 50 f/1.4 and 85 f/1.4
The 300 f/2.8 is out of the question money wise. But the 300 f/4 is within my limits. Any comments on this lens?
.... 600 f4 is next on my wish list.... *sigh*
Oh....mine aren't Nikon ones though. Do they still count?
I also have an 85/1.2 and 35/1.4 but do not use it for basketball or volleyball. All the best primes in the world will only get you good shots inside poorly lit venues. If you want to be able to get some awesome shots indoors that will look as good on the web as a huge billboard, you are better of investing in some strobes to simulate arena lighting. If you are shooting primarily inside very well lit arenas then just get one of the new bodies and crank up the ISO.
Oh just get the 400/2.8 first. With your 1.4x tele you almost have the same reach. Or go ahead and get the 600/4 then send it to me so I can field test it for you. I'll be real thorough. Maybe 2 years worth of testing.
Mine aren't Nikon either so they should count as a double.
:tongue: Yes, I thought about the 400 f2.8, but the 300 with the 1.4 is a 400 f 4.....seems too close. The 600 f4 is on my list only because EAA Airventure is coming up... I have no real reason other than that to even think about dragging that lens around.