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Feb 16, 2012 10:17 |  #16

five0.4tluv wrote in post #13907874 (external link)
here is one using my EF50 "nifty fifty" in the same gym during practice. I'm having a hard time with focusing using the back button. Are you suppose to keep it held down when pressing the shutter or let go once focus is achieved.

With this lens I am able to drop down to ISO1600. I've cropped it a bit and sharpened and removed some noise. Maybe I too will go ahead and buy an EF 85 1.8. But I need a 70-200 ;)

If you have set to AI Servo, keep it pressed to maintain focus. If on single shot, once it locks on you have to lift off then press in again. When shooting sports you'll want to use the AI-Servo. After a few games (took me almost a full FB season to 'master' it) you'll get proficient with using it. It is not second nature for me to release it when another player runs between me and my subject.


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Feb 16, 2012 10:20 |  #17

Ok. That is what I was doing so either my tracking it bad or I'm not hitting the best "contrast" spot with the center point. This last shot is not that bad but they weren't moving that fast either.


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Feb 16, 2012 10:57 |  #18

five0.4tluv wrote in post #13907874 (external link)
Maybe I too will go ahead and buy an EF 85 1.8. But I need a 70-200 ;)

The 85 will blow away your nifty fifty. The AF is so much faster and sharper with moving objects.


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Feb 16, 2012 11:32 |  #19

five0.4tluv wrote in post #13908329 (external link)
Ok. That is what I was doing so either my tracking it bad or I'm not hitting the best "contrast" spot with the center point. This last shot is not that bad but they weren't moving that fast either.

I've never owned the 50, but it's common knowledge that it's AF is way to slow for sports. I'm sure the problem is with the lens and not so much with your technique.


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Feb 16, 2012 11:55 |  #20

maybe but same issues with my 17-55 f2.8.. Outdoors both lenses shine. I'm saving up for a used 70-200 f2.8L-v1


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Feb 19, 2012 10:12 |  #21

In my humble opinion, for the money you spend on a 7D, you could just about get a used 1D Mark III and I'd prefer that over a 7D any day. If nothing else, the files clean up much better but that's just part of it. It's a professional body made for sports. It does everything fast and the Mark III can be your best friend when you shoot sports.


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Feb 19, 2012 10:17 |  #22

The MKIII is pretty nice for sports, and I used one a lot over the summer, but I have to admit there were a lot of times where I put it away to use my own 7D.

Especially if you can't spend the money on long lenses, the 7D is a better choice than the MKIII for sports in my opinion... solely for the resolution and crop factor.

At the same time though, I have been considering trading one of my 7Ds for a MKIII because I do like it's speed.


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Feb 19, 2012 10:24 |  #23

The extra bit of higher ISO on the 7D is a great feature for shooting prep sports, too. Any time I had to shoot high school football, I didn't even bother with the MKIII.


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Feb 19, 2012 10:36 |  #24

good stuff
maybe I should look into a Mark 3

is this one?

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Feb 19, 2012 10:42 |  #25

great pics sam
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Feb 19, 2012 11:11 as a reply to  @ burnet44's post |  #26

Wrestling with the nifty-fifty:

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Basketball with the 85mm:

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Feb 19, 2012 11:13 |  #27

sweet
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Feb 19, 2012 11:24 |  #28


No, that's a 1Ds and a 1D Mark II... I'd never choose one of those over a 7D.

Here's the camera in question: http://www.keh.com …1/sku-DC029990933230?r=FE (external link)

They pop up for sale here and elsewhere for about $1700-2200. you can get a used 7D for about $1300 these days and sometimes cheaper.


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Feb 19, 2012 11:41 |  #29

thanks
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Feb 19, 2012 11:41 |  #30

I can get a new 7D for 1000-1100 is that better?


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