I am curious why conspicuousness might be an issue in indoor/outdoor sports, especially as every fifth person I see nowadays near a sporting event (not a pro) carries a white zoom.I think I have to come to grips with that and not fight it. I just like small and compact, but I think it's time. I have some more winners to post, but my latest round of favorites (with the 100 and 200) are at the top of www.flickr.com/photos/corysteiner/ if you'd like to see.
Would using a lenscoat/gaffer's tape wrap solve that issue?
Clearly, what would serve you best is the 70-200 II.
Beautiful images, thanks for sharing. You clearly know what you are doing
I hear you- I almost never take my 70-200 for travel, and my 135L is always with me. Consequently, it sees a lot of use. However, when I absolutely need to take a shot and have no guarantee that the 135 will be wide enough, I don't think twice before taking my 70-200 instead. Also, even if the prime works fine, it is better IMO to have a bit of flexibility in terms of composition. For example, in IMG_7364, you would have the flexibility to include the faces of the team mates as your daughter (I am guessing) bumps the ball.