View Full Version : D70s lens question with some confusion

01-09-2006, 09:50 AM
ok, i kinda understand primes for taking in wide shots...but if i was to do indoor icehockey photography, obviously i would like a f/2.8

i have read here about the
sigma 70-200 f/2.8
and sigma 300mm f/2.8
now why would one want a lens at one focal length such as 110mm, 1800, or 300mm???
now i would think the 70-200 would be best suited for when u need to back off a bit, im just a bit confused

having said all that, what is the best bang for buck to take shots inside an arena??



01-09-2006, 09:59 AM
also, would this make my 18-200 kinda redundant?? or is that still cool

what nikkor lens compares to the canon L series?? (without the canaon vs Nikon debate of course, both are superb optically i am sure)


01-09-2006, 10:33 AM
The single focal length lenses are easier to design. Their optical quality often is better than zoom lenses, that is why they are still around. It is much harder to design zoom lenses that perform well at the whole focal range.

Either a tele prime (single focal lenght lens) or a higher end zoom like the 70-200 f2.8 will perform better than your 18-200, but they lack the flexibility of the 18-200.... so, the 18-200 remains a very nice walk around lens (and a lot less heavy).

01-09-2006, 10:40 AM
so if i find a deal on the 70-200 f/2.8 grab it

wouldnt a single focal length of 300mm be liimiting, i notice they are still $$$ too

thanks, u are the MAN