Sony 85mm 2.8 lens for sports?

Started Feb 1, 2013 | Discussions thread
luvmybec
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Re: Sony 85mm 2.8 lens for sports?
In reply to OntarioJohn, Feb 1, 2013

Sorry I didn't provide enough detail.  I have a new A-57, and I'm currently shooting my daughter's high school basketball games wtih a 50mm Minolta 1.7.  I'm usually standing to the side behind the goal line and catching the action towards the goal.  I've got a few good shots, but am still getting a lot of out of focus shots, and I'm cropping almost everything.  If I'm in the stands, I usually just shoot video from there.

The lens I'm asking about is the Sony 85mm f2.8 SAM that retails for around $300 (this is not the high dollar Zeiss lens) and just wondered if it might be good enough until I can afford to spend $1000-$2000 on a better lens.  How fast and accurately does that lens focus?

Thanks for your time, it is greatly appreciated!

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