I'm considering an 85mm f1.8 for some upcoming hockey shoots since my 100-300 f4 forces me to push the iso on my D70 up to 1250-1600. The shots are going to be used on the web but I would like to be able to make some prints for those who would like them and want to avoid too much noise in the photos. When checking out the hockey arena it seemed I was usually shooting closer to 100 than 300 and I will be afforded a good vantage point (close to and 1 level above the action). I'm trying to avoid the 2.8 zooms that are availible due to cost, the fact that I usually shoot outdoors sports, and because I could also use the 85 for some portrait work. I would guess that most would believe such a lens would be a compromise for this type of work. Has anyone tried or had any success using an 85 for hockey or basketball or it it just too short? When the action is close to me I think it would work, when it's far away maybe I can just crop in a bit? Thanks in advance for any help and suggestions.