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Milutiche
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Aug 01, 2017 03:24 |  #1

Hey folks,

I shoot quite a bit of sport and event photography and this is my set up

7d2 with 300 f2.8
6d with 70-200 f2.8

I'm wanting to add another body and I've got two options in mind based on a strict budget of $1400 NZD

Option 1
Used 7d2
Pros: Great FPS, I know the camera very well, great auto focus, solid weather sealing, USB 3
Cons: wont feel like i'm getting a new camera, 50-60k shutter count for same price as new 80d

Option 2
New 80d
Pros: Flippy touch screen, light weight, more gimmicky stuff, wifi
Cons: USB 2, slower af & fps

I'm really torn, my heart wants a new camera but my head wants a 2nd 7d2

My set up will likely be like this when shooting field sports

300mm on 7d2
70-200 on 80d or used 7d2
24-70 or fisheye on 6d

Thanks, Jason


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Ah-keong
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Aug 01, 2017 03:38 |  #2

I would get a 2nd 7D mark II....


or loan a 1DX mark II?  :p


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Aug 01, 2017 03:43 |  #3

maybe a used 1DX?
It may cost a little bit more than a used 7D2 but it should also offer much better iq


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Aug 01, 2017 04:40 as a reply to FuturamaJSP's post |  #4

1dx2 are at least $3000nzd so well outside my current price range unfortunately


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Aug 01, 2017 05:29 |  #5

How about the SL2? It is a mini 80D, with all the benefits other than the AF system, also leaving you some money for other accessories.


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Aug 02, 2017 00:26 as a reply to TeamSpeed's post |  #6

Good AF is one of the most important things for me, I managed to get a used 7d2 with 3 batteries and a grip for a good price, I really did want the 80d for its gadget appeal but the 7d2 is the better work horse


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Aug 02, 2017 02:09 |  #7

Get a 7dmk2 for the dual memory card option.


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Aug 02, 2017 04:47 |  #8

I agree with FuturamaJSP.
How about a 2nd hand 1DX?


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Aug 10, 2017 02:23 |  #9

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18416125 (external link)
How about the SL2? It is a mini 80D, with all the benefits other than the AF system, also leaving you some money for other accessories.

I still can't believe that Canon put 1 cross and 8 non cross point af in a dslr in 2017
it's just sooo 2007


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Aug 25, 2017 20:34 |  #10

I can't believe Canon put a 2011 DR sensor in a new FF offering either, so what are we to do? :)

Canon put a lesser DR sensor in the 6D2 but the 80D AF, and the 80D sensor in the SL1 with the 5D2 AF. Perhaps somebody misread the specs and got a couple of things switched around before the plans went to manufacturing? :D Kinda like how those doctors amputate the wrong limb?

I personally think Canon has run out of steam , but nobody else agrees with me, so take that for what it is worth. Doesn't bother me, I love my 7D2 and 5D4 combo, they collectively do everything I need them to do. I just need a couple of new lenses, and I am set. The SL2 is my wife's real estate gear, and our travel camera.

Btw, the SL2 tracks sports with the 55-250 pretty well, what little time I had at the game with it.

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Aug 25, 2017 20:57 |  #11

Stick with what you have.

Save & wait until spending that kind of money actually nets you a gain.

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