1. Outdoor sports- You really don't need an F2.8 lens for outdoor sports because of the amount of light there is. A 70-300IS USM will do the job in normal light.
2. Wildlife- The 100-400 is a great lens and any third party lens is much less of a lens.
3. This is where the 70-200 F2.8 would work. Sigma has a nice 70-200 F2.8 that is almost as fast focusing as the Canon, with only a little drop off in image quality.
You could get the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 and buy a 1.4x teleconverter for outdoor sports that will require a little bit longer reach. There are 2x converters that could be used for wildlife, but the image quality and focusing speed will drop considerably.
You might just look at renting a 100-400 lens when you go shooting wildlife, if you don't do it often. Also, you might also look at the 85 F1.8. The 85 might be needed for the indoor sports, but it depends on amount of light you have. High school gyms are hard even for an F2.8 lens.
Hi. We looking for a couple of good lenses for our Canon XS. We've received some good suggestions for Canon brand lenses and were wondering if anyone could recommend any comparable third party lenses. The use and canon lenses suggested are listed below.
1. Lens for outdoor sports (Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS or non-IS)
2. Lens for wildlife (EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS)
3. Also need a suggestion for a indoor sports telephoto lens
Thanks for any help!
P.S. We already have the Canon 18-55 and 55-250 IS lenses.