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Canon 1d MKII or 50d for sports photography

 
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Dec 26, 2010 14:06 |  #16

If your budget is $1k, then consider the 7d through the canon loyalty program. Has better high ISO than the other two mentioned and shoots 8FPS with an significantly better AF system than the 50D. I think through the loyalty program you can get one for about $1,080.


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Dec 26, 2010 14:07 |  #17

What kind of sports under what lighting?


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Dec 26, 2010 14:28 |  #18

emtp563 wrote in post #11516880 (external link)
Andy, so the photos from my Mark II are only good for viewing on a computer? If you don't know what your talking about, I suggest you hold off on giving camera advice.

yeah that looks like that is what i said? NO (maybe with a loose interpretation) i said if your printing you MIGHT want the extra resolution...get real...


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Dec 26, 2010 17:08 |  #19

Andy R wrote in post #11517187 (external link)
yeah that looks like that is what i said? NO (maybe with a loose interpretation) i said if your printing you MIGHT want the extra resolution...get real...

Hey, I'm just saying: That looks like what you said. I've printed 16 x 20's many times with an 8MP camera and they look fine. Don't believe the megapixel hype.


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Dec 26, 2010 19:06 |  #20

HaroldC3 wrote in post #11517106 (external link)
What kind of sports under what lighting?

It's surfing so the light levels should be pretty reasonable most times for event the more inferior 50D. OP has a 100-400mm lens.




  
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Dec 26, 2010 19:23 |  #21

The 1D will be much better sealed against sand and moisture, though neither is waterproof. If you're shooting surfing, that should be a prime consideration in your choice.


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Dec 26, 2010 20:02 |  #22

I have the 1dmk2, I like it quite a bit. You won't be disappointed by its auto focus, although you will have to take some time to familiarize yourself with the controls. At times I do wish I could crop images, but I think in general the lack of megapixels has taught me to be a bit better of a photographer and to get everything I want in the frame exactly as I want it without thinking "I'll crop it in post".


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Dec 26, 2010 21:33 |  #23

emtp563 wrote in post #11517988 (external link)
Hey, I'm just saying: That looks like what you said. I've printed 16 x 20's many times with an 8MP camera and they look fine. Don't believe the megapixel hype.

i agree as i had a 20d for some time, i just the having the option to crop down a bit if i need to


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Dec 27, 2010 07:34 as a reply to  @ Andy R's post |  #24

I use both the 1D mark II N and the 50D and i'd probably recommend the 50D for surfing.
Like others have mentioned, the 15MP 1.6x sensor allows you crop more without using longer lenses, ultimately providing more detail with a given lens.
The colors and sharpness of the images from the Mark II N are nicer out of the camera, not forgetting the better high ISO performance.

I love my 1D a lot and use it everyday but I must say that the 50D is no slouch with regard to AF when coupled to any of my USM lenses! I have no complains whatsoever with the 9 point cross sensor AF system. It does what its supposed to do..FOCUS:)

Unless you're shooting in rainy weather which requires the weather-sealing capabilities of 1D, I'd recommend the 50D for your purpose.


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Dec 27, 2010 07:35 as a reply to  @ zarray's post |  #25

1Dmk2 ;)

If your not missing the megapixels now with your 20D then your not cropping much anyway, the 1D2 is an amazing cam and gets my vote here.



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Dec 27, 2010 10:03 |  #26

I use the 1D and the megapixel thing is not a big issue. At times I do wish i could crop some images but it has sort of helped me in some ways. You'll just have to familiarize yourself with the menus/controls if you have not used a 1 series before.




  
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