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gregb232
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Sep 16, 2012 16:08 |  #1

After shooting my son's soccer game today I need a faster focusing and more fps to keep up with the action. I have offered to shoot the entire season for his team to share on their website so now I have an excuse for more gear. Well at least that's what I am going to tell my wife. 7D ??? My budget would be under $1500


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Sep 16, 2012 16:12 |  #2

7D sounds like a good choice. You already have the glass you would need for it really :)


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Sep 16, 2012 19:14 |  #3

gregb232 wrote in post #14999628 (external link)
After shooting my son's soccer game today I need a faster focusing and more fps to keep up with the action. I have offered to shoot the entire season for his team to share on their website so now I have an excuse for more gear. Well at least that's what I am going to tell my wife. 7D ??? My budget would be under $1500

5D II -> 5D III


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Sep 16, 2012 19:21 |  #4

7D! I've got a 7D and 5DMKII and together they are a great combo!

Also agree with the 5DMKII & 5DMKIII but that is a much more costly alternative!


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Sep 16, 2012 19:24 |  #5

7d is the clear choice with the budget


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Sep 16, 2012 20:06 as a reply to  @ BrickR's post |  #6

7D or sell your 5D MkII and get a 5D Mk III. If you get the max for your Mk II and catch a sale on the Mk III you should stay in budget.


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gregb232
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Sep 16, 2012 21:26 |  #7

Thanks guys. Your advice is always appreciated and COSTLY!!!!!! Lol


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dfbovey
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Sep 16, 2012 22:22 |  #8

Maybe look for a used 1D3.


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Sep 16, 2012 22:36 |  #9
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I like the idea of a 1d3 as well. But the 7D has video, the same batteries he already uses, more MP, almost as fast burst, more reach on the crop, probably find one with way less shutter actuation's, etc. I'd give the nod to the 7D in his situation.




  
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Sep 16, 2012 23:07 |  #10

Yeah, video is the only advantage the 7D really has over the 1D3.

Could also get a x2 extender for his 70-200 f/4 and still maintain the ability to autofocus for more reach with the 1D3. Less noise and better overall IQ with the larger sensor.

For photos, the 1D3 would be better. If video capability is needed then the 7D is a no-brainer.


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Sep 17, 2012 14:21 |  #11

Get a 50D they are hard to find but I love mine for Soccer and baseball. 6.4fps


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Sep 18, 2012 05:59 |  #12

7d seems like the logical choice for you... plus it'll give you a little extra reach due to the crop factor.


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Sep 18, 2012 07:24 |  #13

gregb232 wrote in post #14999628 (external link)
After shooting my son's soccer game today I need a faster focusing and more fps to keep up with the action. I have offered to shoot the entire season for his team to share on their website so now I have an excuse for more gear. Well at least that's what I am going to tell my wife. 7D ??? My budget would be under $1500

7D, awesome focusing system, and greater reach so you don't need huge telescopic glass that costs as much as a car. Your 70-200mm 2.8 is an ideal sports lens for the 7D.


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Sep 18, 2012 08:07 |  #14

Christina.DazzleByDesi​gn wrote in post #14999647 (external link)
7D sounds like a good choice. You already have the glass you would need for it really :)

yes, what's another thousand here or there




  
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Sep 18, 2012 08:14 |  #15

I had the 5DII and 7D combo for a couple of years. Use 5DII for landscapes and other still objects, macro work, portraits..etc. Use 7D when you need the extra reach or much fast FPS for wildlife, sports..etc.

Get a refurbed 7D from Canon USA. Trade in an old Canon body and get a few hundred in credit.




  
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