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thanks yall. definitely going with what you said dude and going to try for a 2.8 new and if they dont want to spend the money on it and the lavaliere mic then ill go used and worst case if they keep the budget that low ill get the 70-200 f4 ill just wing it for a while and get a speedlight
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+5 Million on 70-200 2.8 over 135L. 135 is a beautiful beautiful beautiful lens but a 70-200 is a much better lens for sports.

I was advise against the 50 1.4 that you are saving up for. I had mine for a couple of months and just recently sold it. It is soft. Build quality is so-so. The USM is actually micro USM and is prone to failure after a few years. I really wished I had kept my super sharp 50 1.8. I live near Canon Service Center so I did have my 1.4 checked out and calibrated to best focus.

I now own the Sigma 50mm 1.4. It does cost a bit more than the Canon but it is built much better and is much nicer. It's also has a filter size of 77mm which is a much more common size vs the 58mm of the Canon so no need to buy multiple filters. I like the quality of the bokeh better in the Sigma as well.

The Sigma is known for bad focusing out of the box but ship it to Sigma for calibration and it will be perfect once you receive it back. I was lucky and got a good copy.

Kinda rambling but yeah, I'd say save your money and stick with the 50 1.8 or look into the Sigma. I find 50mm a little long in ASP-C sensors so maybe even look at the 30mm from Siggy.
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