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Question: is this this lens good for action/sports photos?

I'm farely new to photography and I have a canan EOS rebel xsi and I mainly take sports photos. My old lens isnt really that great with sports photos, and they mostly come out blurry. Is the Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM lens good with action/sports pictures?

  • Re: is this this lens good for action/sports photos?

    This lens is very sharp wide open and improves only slightly when stopped down and primarily in the corners at the wide end of the focal length range. Early or late outdoor action sports photography is better handled with the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Lens or the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS Lens. Heavily overcast days are also a challenge for action sports photography with the 70-200 f/4L. Therefore, this lens will be a good choice.

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  • Re: is this this lens good for action/sports photos?

    This lens is very sharp wide open and improves only slightly when stopped down and primarily in the corners at the wide end of the focal length range. Early or late outdoor action sports photography is better handled with the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L Lens or the Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS Lens. Heavily overcast days are also a challenge for action sports photography with the 70-200 f/4L.

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  • Re: is this this lens good for action/sports photos?

    It has a fairly fast maximum aperture and image stabilizer so you will get good shots in many situations. What you might want to consider is if you are going to shoot a lot during dim light situations and opt for a lens with even faster max aperture.

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