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Jul 21, 2011 16:11 |  #1

I'm looking to upgrade my 20D. There is nothing wrong with it. Works fine and still looks new. Has been good to me ever since I bought it new when it came out.

Reason for possible upgrade: Need to shoot fast moving objects. Occasionally in low-light. I feel the AF accuracy may be limiting me as well as the 5fps.

How is the AF between the newer bodies such as the 60D, 7D and the older 1DMK2 compared to the 20D?

I have a t3i, but the 3fps can be limiting.

Any recommendations? Deciding factors will be AF, fps and price.

I was saving for some fast primes, but the bodies I have may be limiting me.

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Jul 21, 2011 16:13 |  #2

7D. Much better AF, 8fps.


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Jul 21, 2011 17:48 |  #3

The 7D is packed with more AF features. But if you're just going to use single point AF then I doubt you'll notice much of a difference.

The 8fps and 18mp files will certainly be noticeable. As will the AF features like spot/zone/extended, fiddling with AI servo tracking custom functions, etc.

What "fast moving objects" are you shooting? Will the AF assist beam from a speedlight or ST-E2 help or are the objects too far away?




  
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Jul 21, 2011 19:46 |  #4

7D or used 1D Mark IIn


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Jul 21, 2011 20:21 |  #5

7d sounds about right!


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Jul 21, 2011 20:23 |  #6

I tested a 7D at a Best Buy after I got my 5DM2 and the shutter speed was phenomenal. Now I have a 40D and it's pretty fast as well.


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Jul 21, 2011 20:48 as a reply to  @ CameraMan's post |  #7

To some, this may sound silly. Why not a 50D? Both the 20D and 50D take the same accessories and the 20D will be a great backup..

The nice thing about the 50D is that all controls are the same as the 20D, so you won't have a huge adjustment period.


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Jul 21, 2011 22:03 as a reply to  @ yogestee's post |  #8

7D and a fast L lens.


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Jul 22, 2011 02:10 |  #9

depending on how much money you want to spend, maybe even the 40d is a good choice. at 4-500$ it's a pretty good deal if you don't need video. i bought mine in an impulse and kind of regretted it but the 6.5 fps is pretty good and it's a solid camera.

if you want something newer and want faster fps then the only option would be the 7d. i think it'll be a great upgrade as well if you have the budget for it.


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Jul 22, 2011 04:04 |  #10

I went from 20D to 1D mkii for the speed and AF, worth it as it should last longer, I miss a bigger screen so I suppose an 'n' would be better.


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Jul 22, 2011 04:36 |  #11

7D :-)


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Jul 22, 2011 04:40 |  #12

if your budget allows, the 7D seems like the clear answer IMO.


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Jul 22, 2011 09:36 |  #13

CameraMan wrote in post #12801572 (external link)
I tested a 7D at a Best Buy after I got my 5DM2 and the shutter speed was phenomenal.

It took a 1/100 sec picture in 1/200th of a second!!! ;)


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Jul 22, 2011 11:24 |  #14

LowriderS10 wrote in post #12804059 (external link)
It took a 1/100 sec picture in 1/200th of a second!!! ;)

I took a picture YESTERDAY!

7D would be the camera for you.




  
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