Nikon D5100 lens for youth sports?
September 3, 2012 5:31 AM Subscribe
I'm going to rent a lens for my Nikon D5100 for the weekend to shoot a bunch of youth (8-10 year olds) soccer games. What would be the best lens at a reasonable price?
posted by Doofus Magoo to sports, hobbies, & recreation (13 answers total)
We've got a barrelful of soccer games this coming weekend at which I'm going to be taking a whole bunch of pictures. My current go-to lens is a Nikon AF-S 55-300 f/4.5-5.6. I love it to death, but am looking for something with a bit better reach. What lens is going to give me the best results at a reasonable rental price?
The games will all be played in full daylight (between 9am and 4pm), and I can get fairly close to the action (pretty much camped on the endline with a monopod)
I'm seriously considering going with the Sigma 50-500mm f/4.5-6.3 DG HSM OS ($69.75 for a four-day rental) and praying for a sunny day. I know it's not terribly fast, but the 8- to 10-year-old girls we're going to be watching aren't exactly world-class athletes with 4.4 speed.
The Nikon 200-400mm f/4 would be awesome, but at over $200 for a four-day rental, is a bit more than I want to spend.