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I have a canon digital rebel xti. What is a good lens for shooting indoor basketball ,

 
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Re: I have a canon digital rebel xti. What is a good lens for shooting indoor basketball ,

Popular choices will be the 85 or 135 and the lower the f number the better but then again the more expensive. The 70-200 f2.8 L might be an option too. You'll need fast glass due to the speed of the action & less than ideal lighting.

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Re: I have a canon digital rebel xti. What is a good lens for shooting indoor basketball ,


@cicopo wrote:

Popular choices will be the 85 or 135 and the lower the f number the better but then again the more expensive. The 70-200 f2.8 L might be an option too. You'll need fast glass due to the speed of the action & less than ideal lighting.


and you're forgetting the BEST choice the 200mm f2.0L. 

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Canon:
Canon EOS 1Dx, EF 35mm f/1.4L USM, EF 50mm f/1.2L USM, EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM IS II, EF 200mm f/2.0L IS USM

Nikon:
Nikon D4, Nikon D800, Carl Zeiss Compact Prime CP.2 Super Speed 50mm T/1.5, Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED, Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikkor 300mm f/2.8G ED VR II
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Re: I have a canon digital rebel xti. What is a good lens for shooting indoor basketball ,

I think 200 mm on a crop body will be too restrictive but I guess it depends on the type of shots wanted & distance to subjects during the majority of the action.

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