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| p.1 #4 · 50L on 1d3 for indoor sports action? |
I can't remember if I ever shot basketball with my 1D3 and the 50 1.2, but I do it a lot with the 1D4 and 50 1.2. It is fantastic. I find that f1.4 or f1.6 works, as a balance between wanting as much light as possible and not wanting way too shallow a depth of field. I'm typically shooting in very poor lighting, right at the edge of the court, shooting young kids.
I owned the 50 1.4, and perhaps it was just my copy, but the autofocus was unreliable for moving action. My keeper rate with the 50...Show more →
Took your advice and bought a 50L. Shot a game tonight and I am very impressed with the results. I'm getting way more keepers, but the color and contrast at f/2 are even more impressive. It seems considerably better than I was getting with my old 50 f/1.4.