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70-200mm f/2.8 Same Lens for Sport Photography and Whirlpool Galaxy

20 Apr 2016, 02:14 UTC
70-200mm f/2.8 Same Lens for Sport Photography and Whirlpool Galaxy
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I'm so pleased the same lenses work out well for both sport photography and night sky photography, because those are the two kinds of photography I like to do. Recently, I was able to double dip a rental from BorrowLenses.com. I had been thinking about borrowing a lens for a while, but I didn't like the idea of possibly booking something and having overcast skies.I finally pulled the trigger when I had the opportunity to do some basketball photography to help out Campus Recreation with their intramural championships - so I had a specific date and time that my lens would be needed, and then I would just hope for clear skies sometime within that same week.I went with the Canon 70-200 f/2.8 without image stabilization (to save a buck), I got the protection plan and it came to about $100 after shipping.Turns out I had excellent night sky conditions all week long, but I was so swamped at work I only got out one night. It also turns out that this time of year is great for basketball championships but not so great for bright deep sky objects. Orion sets right after sunset, and Andromeda isn't very high by ...

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