Having a hard time to select a lens for a dance performance shooting

Started Feb 23, 2016 | Discussions thread
j_photo Veteran Member • Posts: 5,245
Re: Having a hard time to select a lens for a dance performance shooting

Another possibility not mentioned yet is one of the several 80-200 f/2.8 zooms, either new or used. They are optically excellent and less expensive than the newer 70-200s. The 80-200s do not have VR, but for dance, you need a high shutter speed anyway and VR is not of much if any use.

I shoot a lot of theater on stage, rely quite a lot on the 80-200 and get consistently good results. However it's not a lightweight lens, and it sounds like that is also a concern for you.

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