« on: January 01, 2013, 11:41:19 AM »
I'm thinking about which lens I should get to shoot the matches of my amateur football team. I have the 5D Mark III and I would like to get the 70-200 2.8 II, but is it long enough? I mean if I stand behind the goal and only shoot the action in front of the goal it should be ok. But if I shoot other pictures from the sidelines it could be a bit short. On my old 600D I used the cheap 75-300 without IS and USM. Close pics were ok but far pics were not really usable. But the focal length on crop of 120-480 was very neat to have. So I'm thinking if the 70-200 2.8 II + 2X III could do the trick or if I should better opt for the 100-400? I will not wait for a new version because of many years of rumors for it to materialize and I do believe that the resale value of the existing version will not drop too much immediately.
The downsides of the 100-400 are obviously that it has 30mm less on the lower end and that it is not weather sealed as the 70-200 2.8 II and I would love to use it during some rainy matches too.
So what do you guys think I should do?