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Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2013, 05:55:46 PM »
For what it's worth... if F4 isn't enough to stop action, F2.8 likely wont either,

Huh? Then why do lens companies spend the extra R&D money developing lenses an entire stop faster?

OP: For $1200, you should be able to get the 135 f/2 L as well as a 50mm f/1.4.  Those two lenses would go a long ways in shooting the events you described.

Exactly.  95% of my sports photos are at f/2.8.  I wouldn't shoot at f/4 indoors; that's an entire stop of light!
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Re: Don't want to make a rookie mistake
« Reply #30 on: January 06, 2013, 05:55:46 PM »