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chood73
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Dec 23, 2011 18:49 |  #1

I am a sports photographer and mainly shoot baseball. I have a 70-200 2.8 on a 1d mkii.
My question to you, going into this spring, I want to either purchase a 300mm prime or a 7d.
The 7d will help me more for night games because of the extra ISO but the 300 will help me get tighter shots, but I will be limited light wise.

Probably 40% of available work is under lights.

I am going to have both by mid season, but am agonizing over which to buy first.
The 7d paired with the 300 will give me some tight shots and the 1d with the 70-200 is going to be nice for everything in between.

What say you?

Thanks
Chris




  
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Dec 23, 2011 19:43 |  #2

Get the 200 f2 for basketball


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Dec 23, 2011 19:46 |  #3

7D first. You will then have a back up body.
For one thing, it will take you a bit longer to learn to use it completely. Secondly, it will give you the crop advantage- a little more range. Higher ISO. A more sophisticated AF system. Plus you will have 18MP to crop from rather than the 8 you have now which is similar to more range.. To name a few advantages...


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Dec 23, 2011 22:57 as a reply to  @ wayne.robbins's post |  #4

Yeah I forgot to mention, I have a 30d as my second body right now for the crop factor.
I am tending to agree on the 7d first, just for the iso.

Even if I have to crop more until I get the 300




  
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Dec 24, 2011 00:10 |  #5

I'd get the 7D in your situation.




  
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Dec 24, 2011 02:26 |  #6

I'd get a 7D first.
You can always crop if you have to (although it wouldn't be as sharp when viewed on full screen as it COULD HAVE BEEN... theoretically).


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Dec 24, 2011 03:21 |  #7

7D first.


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Dec 24, 2011 06:19 |  #8

I'd go for the 7D first, especially as you have a 70-200 2.8 already. If you wanted the extra reach you could always put a 1.4x teleconverter on it giving you a 280 equivalent and still get fast AF at f4, until you get your 300. Just my thoughts.


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