Which lens would you get?
I have kids and most of my photography is of them either a) playing sports/activities outside or b)indoor activities.
In both cases, I'm far away from the action. Indoors, the lighting is usually quite poor and I cannot move closer. in sports, the kids are moving and even farther away.
I have a SB-400 flash and it does a great job when it can but I still find I have to use high ISO (& full zoom) and it's tough for the indoor stuff to get good pictures.
I'm considering the following. the first 2 are cheaper (<$600); the last two are >$1,000; if it's the "right" lens and I'll be buying once, I don't mind considering it.
- Nikon AF-S Nikkor 85mm f/1.8G - (I've used a friend's own and it's good! problem is it's prime so I'm cropping on the computer. Upside is it's the fastest w/ highest magnification.)
- Sigma Contemporary 17-70mm f/2.8-4 (seems quite reasonable but really, just appears to be my kit lens but a tad faster)
- Tamron SP 24-70mm f/2.8 (This and the Sigma below are really just expensive but would cover everything I need.)
- Sigma 24-70mm F2.8
There is no happy ending