I've been away for a while as we had no basketball however our season is about to begin...
and so I'm still faced with the upgrade question.
I know many of you have commented already and I appreciate it however pricing has since changed a bit and so here is the dilema:
currently have a t3i, which can't keep up, with a 70-200 and 24-70 all 2.8, sigma and tamron.
my thoughts are to upgrade to either:
1. 7dMII as they now are around 1500$ and then perhaps add that 50-100 1.8 sig for another $1000...
2. get a 5dIII for about $2000 and there may not be a need then for another (3rd lens)?
money is about the same and not really a deciding factor either way for me in this instance.
I am NOT any type of professional and this is all for my son and his team. we are now 8th grade and still sometimes face poorly lit gyms, although it's getting better.
Last year I found mostly I shot at around 1/500 or so, 2.8, and let ISO select automatically. main reason for this is auto on the t3i allows any denomination whereas preselect only allows 1600/3200/6400. focus also struggles in the faster action so I'm convinced now is the time to get a better body that can handle low light and high speed focusing better.
one of the problems with the t3i/crop is that I find sometimes the 24-70 is just a bit too short and the 70-200 is sometimes just a bit to long... I find many shots need closer to 50-100, hence the thought of the 7dII with the 50-100 at 1.8....
but then I thought with a FF like the 5dIII, the focal length changes and at the same time low light/high ISO performance should be much better... more importantly since I can live with the results I'm getting now of reducing noise etc. is the focal length. It makes me think with the FF and a 70-200, it's a true 70-200 whereas I might not need the 24-70 as often or at all really?
1.6x of a 70-200 on a crop would really be 112-320... and that 112 is sometimes too close and I don't always have the ability to back up, especially under the basket area...
I'd like to hear your thoughts and advice as many of you shoot basketball and many of you as professionals.... what would be the better way to go here based on my needs?
I don't use the camera for really anything else at all ever lol but I don't mind one last round of upgrades here that should last me through 8th grade to the end of high school, say 5 years.