galelegg wrote in post #18374395
I take a lot of sports photographs and the setting I found that works best is centre weighted exposure with centre spot focusing. My should I bother to upgrade to a more recent Canon camera when I use these simple settings. My do I need any more than 1 point on the camera? I also use shutter priority. I have tried using multi focusing but it slows the camera down and subject blur occurs. Why buy a Rolls Royce when you only drive to the supermarket 3 kms away.
It depends on your needs and if you are happy with the results you are getting whether to get a new body or lenses.
As far as a body, I moved up from the 7DI and now have two 7D II's. I wish I could afford a 1DX II but unless I win a lottery that will probably never happen.
With lenses, it depends on what type of sports you shoot for the length you need and whether you shoot just day games or you shoot night games for how fast a lens you need. If shooting at night and low light situations the Canon 70-200 F/2.8 II is the go to basic starter lens. I use that lens a lot for night games. I also have a Canon 100-400 F/4.5-5.6 which is a great lens for daytime sports. When it gets dark and the lights come on, I have to put it up. Also, you don't get as good a separation between the players and the backgrounds as you would with a F/2.8 lens. I'd love to have a Canon 400mm F/2.8 but I don't have $10,000 to spend on one. I can always dream.
If you have to shoot night games, consider a 70-200 F/2.8. If you only shoot daytime sports, the Canon 100-400 F/4.5-5.6 is a great lens.
Canon EOS 20D | 1 7D gripped | 2 7D2's gripped | EF 70-200 F2.8 L IS | EF 100-400mm F4.5-5.6L IS II USM | EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM | EF 50 F1.8 | Sigma 17-50 F2.8 OS | Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM | Canon Extender EF 2x III | Editing of photos is okay.
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