Ok, so you now have some background on the types of lenses and their advantages and disadvantages related to sports photography. So lets go ahead and talk about some specific lenses that I would recommend for your sports photography kit. Indoor Sports Lenses Indoor sports are a tough nut to crack when you are on the lower spectrum of the financial pyramid. Indoor sports are almost always poorly lit, at least for photographic purposes. But here are a few lenses that you should look at for indoor sports, ranging from pretty affordable to rather expensive.

This is one of my favorite lenses for indoor sports photography, the focus ring is buttery smooth and the bokeh is delicious. This is also probably the sharpest lens that Canon makes, some have said it may be too sharp for some applications. The other great thing about this lens is that it is relatively cheap when compared to other Canon L glass, you can pick one of these up new for around $1100 or used for under $1000. The focal length of this lens is right at a sweet spot too, for full frame cameras this gives you some good reach and on crop bodies this is like shooting a 200mm on a full frame body so it works well.

If you are on a budget and you need a good indoor sports lens then this is a lens for you. It focuses quick, gives you decent reach (160mm on a crop body), and gives you that critical F/2 aperture that is needed in many gyms. The reason this is the diamond in the rough is that it is really cheap, under $500, and is a relatively unknown lens despite its outstanding performance. If I had a crop sensor body and was on a limited budget this would be the indoor sports that I add to by bag. Its as simple as that, low price and great performance are hard to beat.

Ok, so you now have some background on the types of lenses and their advantages and disadvantages related to sports photography. So lets go ahead and talk about some specific lenses that I would recommend for your sports photography kit. Indoor Sports Lenses Indoor sports are a tough nut to crack when you are on the lower spectrum of the financial pyramid. Indoor sports are almost always poorly lit, at least for photographic purposes. But here are a few lenses that you should look at for indoor sports, ranging from pretty affordable to rather expensive.

This is one of my favorite lenses for indoor sports photography, the focus ring is buttery smooth and the bokeh is delicious. This is also probably the sharpest lens that Canon makes, some have said it may be too sharp for some applications. The other great thing about this lens is that it is relatively cheap when compared to other Canon L glass, you can pick one of these up new for around $1100 or used for under $1000. The focal length of this lens is right at a sweet spot too, for full frame cameras this gives you some good reach and on crop bodies this is like shooting a 200mm on a full frame body so it works well.

If you are on a budget and you need a good indoor sports lens then this is a lens for you. It focuses quick, gives you decent reach (160mm on a crop body), and gives you that critical F/2 aperture that is needed in many gyms. The reason this is the diamond in the rough is that it is really cheap, under $500, and is a relatively unknown lens despite its outstanding performance. If I had a crop sensor body and was on a limited budget this would be the indoor sports that I add to by bag. Its as simple as that, low price and great performance are hard to beat.

The pros know that sports photography is a fast paced and intense profession. You have to be quick. Really quick! Catching the moment is one-third intuition, a third skill, and the rest is pure luck. Accept it now! Sometimes the most amazing shot you capture will just be pure luck.

There are things you can do to increase the odds of success. If you’re like me and you want to earn part of your income from sports photography then there are some tips and tricks you need to learn. Sports photography is a lot more than just pointing the camera at an athlete and holding down the shutter button.

The sheer speed of sports photography requires a specialized grip. You have to be able to zoom in and out quickly as well as switch from landscape to portrait (horizontal to vertical) orientation. If you are strong enough to handhold your lens then this technique is for you.

Ok, so you now have some background on the types of lenses and their advantages and disadvantages related to sports photography. So lets go ahead and talk about some specific lenses that I would recommend for your sports photography kit. Indoor Sports Lenses Indoor sports are a tough nut to crack when you are on the lower spectrum of the financial pyramid. Indoor sports are almost always poorly lit, at least for photographic purposes. But here are a few lenses that you should look at for indoor sports, ranging from pretty affordable to rather expensive.

This is one of my favorite lenses for indoor sports photography, the focus ring is buttery smooth and the bokeh is delicious. This is also probably the sharpest lens that Canon makes, some have said it may be too sharp for some applications. The other great thing about this lens is that it is relatively cheap when compared to other Canon L glass, you can pick one of these up new for around $1100 or used for under $1000. The focal length of this lens is right at a sweet spot too, for full frame cameras this gives you some good reach and on crop bodies this is like shooting a 200mm on a full frame body so it works well.

If you are on a budget and you need a good indoor sports lens then this is a lens for you. It focuses quick, gives you decent reach (160mm on a crop body), and gives you that critical F/2 aperture that is needed in many gyms. The reason this is the diamond in the rough is that it is really cheap, under $500, and is a relatively unknown lens despite its outstanding performance. If I had a crop sensor body and was on a limited budget this would be the indoor sports that I add to by bag. Its as simple as that, low price and great performance are hard to beat.

The pros know that sports photography is a fast paced and intense profession. You have to be quick. Really quick! Catching the moment is one-third intuition, a third skill, and the rest is pure luck. Accept it now! Sometimes the most amazing shot you capture will just be pure luck.

There are things you can do to increase the odds of success. If you’re like me and you want to earn part of your income from sports photography then there are some tips and tricks you need to learn. Sports photography is a lot more than just pointing the camera at an athlete and holding down the shutter button.

The sheer speed of sports photography requires a specialized grip. You have to be able to zoom in and out quickly as well as switch from landscape to portrait (horizontal to vertical) orientation. If you are strong enough to handhold your lens then this technique is for you.

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