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Mkerm8 Registered since 13th Apr 2010
Sat 24-Apr-10 01:52 AM

One of the reasons I bought my D5000 was to take photos of my daughter playing volleyball inside high school gyms. I have quickly learned that there is a little difficulty in doing that, and getting a decent quality picture. The best results I achieved so far was using my kit f/3.5-f/5.6 18-55mm lens, zoomed out to 18mm at f/3.5 for the for the best quality shot. (I'm getting to the question...)

Since I am not sitting far from the action, If I zoomed that lens all the way into 55, that is just about the right zoom level I am looking for. More would be better, but price would be worse.

Now for the dumb question..... I'll try to explain it right.

If I buy a 50mm f/1.8 prime lens, will that be equivalent to, or have the same zoom level as my 18-55mm lens zoomed in to 50mm?

Thanks, Mike.

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