Canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii or sigma 300mm f2.8

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Gazmon Forum Member • Posts: 61
Canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii or sigma 300mm f2.8

hi,

id like to get a f 2.8 lens for low light and sports photography, I have a 100-400 IS, and. 150-600mm sports sigma already although they are not 2.8

whats the advice please

gazmon

Dale Garman Senior Member • Posts: 1,025
Re: Canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii or sigma 300mm f2.8

I don't know much about the Sigma lens but have the Canon lens.  It is terrific lens, focuses very well for sports, and is pretty sharp at 2.8  Two key advantages over the Sigma lens

  • range - I think you will find times when the zoom is very helpful.  I looked at the focal length distribution of my use and found it clustered at the low end and the high end, but with a surprising number of shots all through the range.
  • IS - when I looked at the Sigma I didn't see that it had IS.  For fast moving sports that is not of much help, but I find that I take as many still shots as I do fast moving and the IS is very helpful for hand holding.
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TyphoonTW
TyphoonTW Senior Member • Posts: 1,484
Re: Canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii or sigma 300mm f2.8

What kind of sports? For most indoor sports the 70-200 f2.8 is THE lens to have. If your're shooting outdoor sports then a 300 could be more helpful.

I mainly shoot volleyball, basketball and gymnastics and use the 70-200 for 95% of my shots. Having a 24-70 for basketball can be extremely useful.

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OP Gazmon Forum Member • Posts: 61
Re: Canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii or sigma 300mm f2.8

TyphoonTW wrote:

What kind of sports? For most indoor sports the 70-200 f2.8 is THE lens to have. If your're shooting outdoor sports then a 300 could be more helpful.

I mainly shoot volleyball, basketball and gymnastics and use the 70-200 for 95% of my shots. Having a 24-70 for basketball can be extremely useful.

yes the canon 70-200 is a great lens , I already have a 100-400 IS L  so I’m covered with zoom lense for sports , will be football and more outdoor sports tbh

I don’t think I will be doing much indoors tbh , so yes I suppose the 300 f 2.8 will be more beneficial

really looking for a lens at a decent price to work fairly well under floodlight then I’m covered

Igor Sotelo Regular Member • Posts: 388
Re: Canon 70-200 f2.8 is ii or sigma 300mm f2.8

Gazmon wrote:

hi,

id like to get a f 2.8 lens for low light and sports photography, I have a 100-400 IS, and. 150-600mm sports sigma already although they are not 2.8

whats the advice please

gazmon

I noticed the 70-200mm 2.8 IS II focuses instantly. I briefly tried the 120-300mm 2.8 S and that lens is big and heavy, but it's certainly much more versatile than a 70-200.

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cmphotonh New Member • Posts: 3
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I have the Canon 70-200 2.8 IS ll, as most of my shooting is in the 70-200 range. I have a 1.4  extender for when I need that extra reach, which is usually outdoors with more light, so I don’t really notice the loss of depth and the quality does not really suffer noticeably.

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hotdog321
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I get more sports "keepers" with my Canon 70-200 f/2.8L IS II than any other lens, including my Canon 300 f/2.8: football, basketball, baseball, tennis, whatever. That said, the Canon 300 f/2.8 with a 1.4X works pretty well for baseball--I don't have any experience with the Sigma, however.

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