Wanted to pick your brains about looking at a new body. Next year I will be doing a lot of motorsport type shooting at a track, nothing heavy race oriented, but more so geared towards track days.
In terms of lenses (to get that out of the way) I will be looking at the 70-200 II and a 1.4x TC
Anyway, lets talk bodies. I initially wanted to go for the 7D, but I don't to splurge yet in my first year of shooting these kinds of events. I was thinking the 50D for the decent AF point (all cross type I believe) and the nice frame rate, as well as the added bonus of the 1.6x crop for "more reach". My plan is to have the body for 1 year, save up during the course of the year and look at a different body the next following year (either add/upgrade 5D2 to 5D3 or add/replace 50D with mythical "7D2").
I did consider the 1D2 bodies, but I want to have more MPs for cropping and resolution purposes, and dont want to spend money on a body that is no longer serviceable by Canon. The 1D3 is an option, but for around $1500, Id rather get the 7D or wait and get a 1D4.
So what do you guys think, does the 50D make sense and will it serve my purpose? Mind you, I did own a 50D for well over a year but sold it once I got my 5D2. I never did any kind of action shooting with it so cant comment first hand how the AF would handle motorsports. Seeing as I shot the Indy with my 5D2 and 24-105, I wouldn't have anything to worry about with a 50D and 70-200 II right? Right?