Sports photographers need robust, reliable camera equipment to ensure they never miss a beat. Fast, accurate AF and a high-speed drive are essential, as are intuitive fingertip controls that mean you never have to take your eye off the action.
So, which Canon cameras are best for sports photography? And what lenses do professional sports photographers recommend?
"For me, the essential lenses for sports are the RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM, the RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM and a short zoom," says Canon Ambassador Jorge Ferrari, who now shoots exclusively with Canon EOS R System mirrorless cameras and lenses. But, as the in-demand sports, action and commercial photographer also reveals, the best lens ultimately depends on what the objective is for a particular event. "Let's say I'm covering a rugby match, for example," Jorge continues. "I would put a 400mm or 600mm lens on my Canon EOS R3 because the tight action shots would be my main focus. But I'd switch to a 70-200mm or 24-70mm lens for the prize presentations, because my priority has changed.”