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    A little high school basketball sectional action

    Someone asked me to post these for an example of a Canon 200L f/1.8 in action, so I figured I'd post them here too. These are all with a 1DM2N, 200L f/1.8 w/TC1.4, f/2.5, 1/500, ISO1600. This is all far end court action, shot from the opposite end baseline. You can get a feel for how touchy the depth of field is, even at f/2.5. The game was double overtime, and I shot it handheld... this setup for the far end, swapping with another 1DM2N and 85 1.8 on the near end. If I get a chance I'll post a few pictures from the close end as its a totally different look. This is the defensive look, the other is the offensive look.

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    Drawing a foul... in action.



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    Not a great picture... wish I was on the other end of the court, but this is a FOUL, baby!

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    the 200/1.8 has got to be the most smokin lens that Canon has ever put out for sports...especially inside sports... its a shame that they didnt follow Nikon and come out with an *IS* version also and continue making them....
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    Very nice!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgnoi1
    the 200/1.8 has got to be the most smokin lens that Canon has ever put out for sports...especially inside sports... its a shame that they didnt follow Nikon and come out with an *IS* version also and continue making them....
    Yep, but we both know that Nikon doesn't make a camera that can make pictures like this, out of the camera at 1600 ISO. So their 200mm f/2 isn't going to do this. I was nearly a stop underexposed and that generally will heavily exagerate any noise. These images are pretty clean I think, given the conditions... ISO 1600, -1 stop, and JPEG.

    I do hope that Canon produces a new 200mm one day. Who knows, maybe they are waiting to do a 300mm f/2. That would be the bomb! Probably would be the size of Rhode Island though.
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    I think I would have to break down and buy a 300/2 if they came out with one... but you are right... you would need a Wimberly tripod head just to have it on a tripod...LOL
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