Thank you for suggestions and comments on 50D, 5D and 7D. My (family) photo gear list is in my signature at every post.
I already have 50 1.8 II and two flashes (YN-468 and Nissin Di622) with two remote triggers and one remote control from YN, plus one umbrella with mount kit for tripod.
My wife would still share it with me, I hope. Or, at least she doesn’t know how to trigger flashes remotely yet.
7D is available from USA (8 hours drive from home) for 1500USD or I could get it shipped to Buffalo for pickup. I could also get from same place EF-S 15-85 for 700 USD, which seems to be nicely build lens, with more tele range and I could share it with Tli few years later, I hope, once I get faster lens. Or get one fast lens from mentioned above with short tele range. And keep saving for 70-200. Or get just 70-200 F4 L non-IS instead and keep borrowing 18-55 EF-S IS from Tli for a while.
So, from crop to super fast crop with big fps number (not something I’m desperate), fast AF (but I’m not shooting hummerbirds) and only one lens for now. 2000- 2200 USD at best case scenario.
50D I could find for about 800 USD new (USA warranty), plus same 15-85 for 700, 70-200 F4 L non IS for another 700. Same 2000-2200 USD.
But, as it was just mentioned, same processor sensor type as on Tli, which I could still borrow from time to time.
5D (only used) from USD big store in NY with 24-105 F4 (from same store, used) for 2000-2200 USD and 50 1.8 II which I have already will just shine on FF (or at least is not going to be too narrow for me on cropped Tli) I could also find it locally for the same price.
Or refurbished 5D MKII for 2100 from USA big store, I’ll have only 50 1.8 II for it (and 28-90 EF from film Rebel. LOL)
I was re-reading this thread today - 50D compare to 5D – most of forum members suggested 5D vs 50D for IQ, which I’m more interested compare to fast fps ratio and super fast AF.
But 5D is available only as used and where is no way to check how many counts has shutter release before it comes for sale.
I’m not sure if it is possible to visually check does 5D roughly has 10K or 50K on it?
Could I trust Adorama and B&H on it? Or they don’t care?
I could get 5D locally in GTA (Toronto) for 1000 CAD, but how do I trust person whom I have never meet before if he tells me – my 5D has only 11K clicks on it?
I could get closer to my kids running at Tli with crappy 28-90 non IS and center point focusing.
I could get them in focus (well not every time and only in bright light or with flash) if they are jumping. But I could always ask them to jump again and again, no objections from them.
Here is the link to the thread at this forum for how good 5Dc and 5DmkII for running kids.https://photography-on-the.net …/printthread.php?t=873483