60D and Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS good enough For Sports Photography?

Started Jan 19, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 60D and Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS good enough For Sports Photography?
In reply to NancyP, Jan 25, 2013

NancyP wrote:

The lens is OK for outdoor events. Indoor events are just plain difficult. An 85mm f/1.4 or f/1.8 might be an affordable decent solution for fast-moving indoor sports. The Canon version 85mm f/1.8 is on sale now for $360.00, and a combo of the 18-200mm plus this lens is half the price of the 70-200 f/2.8L.

85 1.8 is great, i wouldn't use it for sport though, it's not long enough and there's no zoom...

I would just get the 70-200 2.8 but not from canon, get a sigma or tamron, i saw those going on sale used for 400-500, if the OP needs to get sharper picture, stop it down to f/4 I'm sure at f/4 those things are probably as good as the 70-200 f/4 L...

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