Upgrading Kit-Lens to "L" Lens

Started Mar 25, 2013 | Questions thread
ARShutterbug Veteran Member • Posts: 8,970
Consider sports requirements more carefully

The pro's viewpoint is something like this: If you need it, then buy it.  If you don't need it, or if it doesn't work well, then find a more optimal solution.  If you're serious about doing basketball, depending on the positions you're going to use, you should be looking at:

70-200 f/2.8

24-70 f/2.8 or 16-35 f/2.8

A flash or overhead strobe, depending on the regular lighting conditions

The skills to use it all

Basketball photography isn't compatible with the loose requirements for "walkaround" and "vacation."  You can have a sports kit that works as a "walkaround" kit, but if you try it in reverse, you don't even have a chance.

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