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hi everyone

 

i am looking for help and i wondered if you can

 

i am a bit of an amatuer clicker and take the majority of my shots inside a sports hall photographing wheelchair basketball. My shots are ok - not much bluring and 'ok'. they are however grainy as i crank the iso up high to get the speed shot.

 

I currently use a nikon D90 with a 18-105 lense (fab otherwise i must admit) but i dont know where to go from here and which lense is next on my wanted list.

 

 

any help would be greatly appreciated

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You may need to consider the large aperture len e.g f2.8 range such as 70-200mm, 80-200, or prime lens depending on space accessbility/limitation at the venue. However you are looking to spend ££££ :D

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the venue - although a regular venue - does change due to away games. Ive not got a lot of cash to spare and wondered if there was a tamron (or other) version - rather than the nikon as i am sure that runs to over £1500 :help:

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Just try the tamrom 300mm on a tripod !! i have one and get some good shots with a D90

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Fast aperture is the way to go. What sort of focal length do you shoot mostly at with your current lens?

 

With Canon you can get a few fast prime lenses for fairly cheap like the 135mm, 50mm and Sigma 30mm.

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I have a nikon 18-55f3.5-5.5.6g dx vr lens unused in box.

this is the standard nikon lens.

cheep cheep.

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i currently use the 18-105 and use the lens at maximum zoom (not sure of the f. number) for lots of the shots, although not all of them.

 

I know i need a fast apperture and a low f. so that i can get the shot - i am sort of learning on the job but enjoying it immensley :)

 

I will look into the tamron, thanks for the suggestion.

 

Any more ideas?

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Depending on how many shots are taken at full-zoom, I'd try primes - they're generally cheaper, faster and just 'better'. You'll learnt to zoom with your feet.

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i do zoom with my feet as much as i can - but i am not allowed on court when they are playing :) although some of the players would find it fun to try to catch me if i was :D

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I used to use a D90 with the Sigma 70-200 f2.8 for photograph the Sharks basketball. it's a cracking piece of glass. I think they are arounf the 700quid mark these days .

 

Cheers

Rob

 

Edit:

I use this with my d700 its a great lens

http://www.warehouseexpress.com/buy-sigma-70-200mm-f2-8-apo-ex-dg-macro-hsm-ii-nikon-fit/p1027429

Edited by mcbobz

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if you are going on the photo meet up I am sure you can try some of our lenses on your camera to see whitch suits you and your camera best before splashing out on a new one...

Barry

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