Nikon AF-S 24-120 f4 VR vs Tamron 35-150 f2.8-4 VC ?

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OP Peter in Canberra Senior Member • Posts: 1,118
Re: Sigma 50-100 f/1.8?

Jocksa wrote:

Have you considered the Sigma 50-100 f/1.8? Fabulous fast aperture for indoor shots and optically superior to your suggestions.

just came back to this and had a look at the 50-100 - I wasn't really aware of it.

From Thom Hogan's review it looks like (unlike other f1.8 lenses*) it might actually be fast enough in AF terms for indoor sports
It looks pretty well lit at that rink though compared to the pretty poorly lit (even abysmally lit for ice hockey) indoor venues in Australia.

a bit pricey for me at the moment, and a heavy piece of kit, but a very nice looking lens. For my indoor church shots probably not wide enough but an intriguing option for indoor sports (if my son sticks at floorball)
*I first bought a Nikon AF-S 50 mm f1.8 to try shooting floorball. It didn't work out that well and some of that I put down to AF speed.

another photographically irritating aspect of indoor venues in Australia (probably elsewhere too) is there is no 'working space' adjacent to courts - a thin sliver of space for spectators. This is of course the reality of the economics - $ to get the playing space is generally as far as anything stretches for amateur stuff.

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