I'm planning on going to the Cowboy Stadium in Dallas and looking for a decent AF or MF lens to use. I'm looking at the Panasonic 45-200mm or a legacy Vivitar Series 1 70-210mm f/2.8-4. The problem is that they specify on their website the following limitations for cameras allowed in their stadium: Compact cameras (still only) are permitted inside Cowboys Stadium as long as their use does not interfere with the game or other guests’ enjoyment of the game. Video cameras, tripods, monopods and cameras with a lens longer than 3" (detachable or non-detachable) are prohibited. Has anyone had problems getting into a game with zoom lenses? How strictly do they enforce these regulations? I have a generic 70-200mm legacy lens that measures about 5-6in in length, so I assume the Vivitar is a similar in length. Can anyone suggest a lens that might do the job (compact lens with decent focal length). Here are some old photos to give you an idea of the lighting conditions I experienced before. I tried taking some pictures there a couple years ago with an old point and shoot (Canon PowerShot G5). The pictures weren't wonderful, the autofocus was painfully slow, and they had pretty noticeable chromatic aberration in some situations. I have been using a Panasonic G2 now, and hope to take some better pictures this time around at the Cotton Bowl. I anticipate sitting in roughly the same section behind the SEC side, 1st deck. I'll attach a few ok pictures I took (some of the better ones with this ol' camera), just for a comparison of the focal length and shutter speeds I was using last time. These were taken at 110-140mm equivalents of 35mm full frame images. In u43 this would be 55-70mm. I only have a 14-45mm Panasonic, and legacy Olympus 50mm 1.8 I would consider using. I think by bumping up the ISO on my G2 I could get images of roughly the same exposure as I did on my Canon G5. I assume there would be a shallower DOF and more bokeh given the longer focal length of these lenses. Also, the EXIF data on this pictures did not contain ISO information. It shoots at 50, 100, 200, and 400 so I'm guessing these are 100 or 200 since 400 is very grainy for this camera. Canon PowerShot G5    ---    29mm    f/3.0    1/160s    1/160s, f/3.0, 29mm (~140mm@35mm FF eq), iso 200? Canon PowerShot G5    ---    23mm    f/2.8    1/200s    1/200s, f/2.8, 23mm (~110mm@35mm FF eq), iso 200? Canon PowerShot G5    ---    29mm    f/3.5    1/160s    1/160s, f/3.5, 29mm (~140mm@35mm FF eq), iso 200? As you can see I will be sitting parallel to the direction of action, and I figure a u43 lens of 75 to 150mm should be ok. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I'm hoping to get at least get a good photo of Johnny Football.