Best lens for shooting basketball.

Started Mar 15, 2009 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
Jeff Peterman
Forum ProPosts: 10,237Gear list
Like?
Best lens for shooting basketball.
Mar 15, 2009

I was at a "game"today - watching the Harlem Globetrotters perform. It was fun. Noticed one of the professional photographers shooting with this huge (in width) white lens. After the game, I went over and chatted a little - he was from Sports Illustrated. The lens was a Canon 200mm f2.0, with a 1.4x adapter. He said he loved this lens on his 1D for shooting basketball, and that it still had lots of speed with the 1.4x adapter. This lens on a xxD camera with a 1.6x sensor wouldn't need the 1.4x adapter to get the same field of view.

So, if you want to shoot basket ball with a lens recommended by a Sports Illustarted photographer, spend $5300 on the 200mm f2.0!
--
Jeff Peterman

Any insults, implied anger, bad grammar and bad spelling, are entirely unintentionalal. Sorry.
http://www.pbase.com/jeffp25
http://www.jeffp25.smugmug.com

 Jeff Peterman's gear list:Jeff Peterman's gear list
Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ40 Canon PowerShot S110 Canon EOS 7D Canon EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Canon EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM +16 more
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow