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25th of March 2009 (Wed), 13:20
I am shopping to upgrade some equipment. I mainly shoot nighttime photography at local tracks and I have a dilema. I currently have a Canon 20D along with a Canon f/3.5 lens. I was debating over a Canon 50D or a f/2.8 lens. Is the 2 f-stops any better or should I go with the newer camera?
Any thoughts or opinions would be greatly appreciated.
25th of March 2009 (Wed), 14:46
Glass first, body second. :)
29th of March 2009 (Sun), 18:15
30th of March 2009 (Mon), 02:28
The high iso noise reduction from the 20D to the 40D is incredible, that would be a big help for shooting night races. And of course the 2 additional stops help too.
I would rely on the 2 stops before better high iso performance.
I'll be shooting another night race in a couple of weeks, I'll bring my 70-200 f/2.8 like last time, but for this race I will also bring my 50mm f/1.8 so maybe I can still shoot in some of the angles I missed last time with a max of f/2.8. I will also rent an 85mm f/1.2 for some additional range.
1st of April 2009 (Wed), 11:54
Thanks for the replies, I have the lens on the way and it will be here tomorrow.:D
gdrMatt I have a Norman 400B so I pretty much hope the light is there.;)
8th of April 2009 (Wed), 01:15
the 70-200 2.8 is a must!
i am thinking about the Norman 200b.
Is the 400 that heavy?
I carry around an al jacobs black box now on wither a 580ex or a metz 58.
8th of April 2009 (Wed), 05:38
Go for glass...
and yes the 400 is THAT heavy.
It weighs about 8 kilos at the start of the day but feels like 80 at the end of the day.
A mono is a must.
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