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Best short sports lens?

Discussion in 'Photography Chat Forum' started by Xuzyelau, May 22, 2019.

  1. Xuzyelau

    Xuzyelau New Member

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    I see a lot of posts talking about the longer lenses, but what do people use as a short sports lens?

    Context: I'm the team (parent) photographer for my daughter's volleyball team, and usually have the freedom to walk the perimeter of the court during games. For the net play, I've had success using my 100mm f/2 but, for back row play, my kit struggles.

    I'm currently using a 50mm f1.8 and, as everyone can assume, AF speed is lacking. Is there a short lens that is popular with the sports shooters?
  2. Phill104

    Phill104 Always on Premium Member

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    When I was shooting basketball I would have a 70-200 2.8 on one body and a 35mm on another. That worked out well most of the time.
  3. DonS

    DonS Stuck in Toronto Moderator

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    I use a 70-200 for basketball and did volleyball when my daughters played it. I only have an f/4 but the other regular photographer, also a parent, he has a f/2.8 70-200.
  4. rebel06

    rebel06 Without a cause Moderator

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    Yes 70-200 f2.8 is the one you need.
  5. MikeB

    MikeB Always on Premium Member

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    Walking around a tennis court or pickleball court, I use a 50mm and a 35mm. At the net, I've used a 21mm lens with good results (on a full frame).

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