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11-14-2010, 04:07 PM   #1
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Best Lens for an indoor Volleyball game

So I'll be shooting for a volleyball game later tonight and I just received my sigma 24-70mm hsm and was wondering if I should switch to that instead of the Tamron 18-250mm that I had used the previous game. The gym is fairly well lit so the Tamron did a fairly good job but I was wondering if the Sigma would provide a better picture. The disadvantage is pretty obvious with the Sigma but would the advantages outweigh them? Please help!

These are from the previous game






11-14-2010, 05:14 PM   #2
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If I were you I would take both lenses and use one during one set and the other during the next set. Then you will have a side-by-side comparison. The gym area looks small so you might very well need the extra wide angle range of the Tamron.
I have the same Tamron and found it too slow for the lighting in our school gym so I use my M50 f/1.7 and DA* 50-135 f/2.8. Not as wide as either of your lenses but I have more space behind me.
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So I just used the 24-70mm the whole time and it seemed out to work fairly well. Since I could walk around the court, I didn't have to zoom too much. I didn't get as close as I did with my other lens but after cropping, I felt like it did a pretty good job.





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My first thought would be to try to get access to the raised 'balcony' in the background of your pics. That way you should get some interesting angles and not have to worry about shooting directly towards the lights on the ceiling.

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Hm, I never thought about that. Too bad there won't be anymore games this year. Thanks for the input though.
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QuoteOriginally posted by driftingbunnies Quote
So I just used the 24-70mm the whole time and it seemed out to work fairly well. Since I could walk around the court, I didn't have to zoom too much. I didn't get as close as I did with my other lens but after cropping, I felt like it did a pretty good job.
These 3 photo's seem to suffer a lot from vignetting.
What sigma 24-70 lens exactly did you use?

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Sigma 24-70mm f2.8 HSM. They look like they do because...i made them that way. lol. They are all post touch-up.
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The green tinge to the second set reminds me of color film used under fluorescent lighting, but these are digital.....??

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it is from the hawaii-5-o preset for lightroom that you can find online.
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