Best MILC for Shooting Figure Skating?

Started Nov 26, 2012 | Questions thread
BobSC Veteran Member • Posts: 3,715
Re: Best MILC for Shooting Figure Skating?

I hope things work out.

You might look at something like a used 80-200 AF, which can be pretty cheap, especially for the push/pull model. I think mine was under $400. It would let her gain experience with long focal lengths and wide apertures. You could probably take decent shots of people on the ice who weren't moving fast. Maybe just out there milling around or whatever. Just to get used to the way the lenses render subjects. The 180 2.8 is another option in the same range, but not as versatile. Either way, the point of having it would be to practice with the focal length and the handling and so forth. Big lenses can be difficult to use effectively.

The 18-105 is a well regarded general purpose lens. I just got one refurbished from keh for $225.

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