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Feb 03, 2013 09:34 |  #1

I shoot mainly sports and am thinking of upgrading from my canon 7d and 50d. What is the next step up for me. I mainly shoot basketball and hockey. Not wanting to totally break the bank but would just like some suggestions. Also what would the reason be for your suggested upgrade? Thanks for any answers.


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Feb 03, 2013 09:38 |  #2

1d series.




  
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Feb 04, 2013 13:41 |  #3

jmweb wrote in post #15567267 (external link)
1d series.

Why?




  
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Feb 04, 2013 13:46 |  #4

is there something you find you can't do with your current equipment? Or just the itch to upgrade?


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Feb 04, 2013 13:54 |  #5

What does totally break the bank mean to you? 1DX is ~$7000, 5D3 is ~$3500, or a 7D is ~1200

I'm assuming you're using the 70-200 2.8 and 85 1.8 for these sports.

What are you looking to achieve in upgrading?
There are also other lens and strobe options that may be useful to you.


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Feb 04, 2013 13:59 |  #6

The 7D itself


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Feb 04, 2013 14:02 |  #7

Motor On wrote in post #15571537 (external link)
What does totally break the bank mean to you? 1DX is ~$7000, 5D3 is ~$3500, or a 7D is ~1200

I'm assuming you're using the 70-200 2.8 and 85 1.8 for these sports.

What are you looking to achieve in upgrading?
There are also other lens and strobe options that may be useful to you.

Might want to add in a 1DIV. Used it too is about $3500 and for sports I got to think it's a stronger option than a 5DIII


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Feb 04, 2013 14:09 |  #8

gjl711 wrote in post #15571565 (external link)
Might want to add in a 1DIV. Used it too is about $3500 and for sports I got to think it's a stronger option than a 5DIII

You know I meant to, but looking up the post rebate price hikes I forgot.:oops:


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Feb 04, 2013 14:14 |  #9

A freelance sports shooter I know sold his 1DIV and cancelled his order for the 1Dx after using it for LAX and baseball. He had ordered it for his wife as an upgrade from the 60D, tried it out, and couldn't believe how good the IQ and AF were. He promptly ordered a grip for it and another 5 DIII after canceling that order for the 1Div and he's put out stunning work with it.

I would say the 5Diii is the 7D upgrade in every way but FPS, which is pretty much on par with the 50D.


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Feb 04, 2013 14:30 as a reply to  @ mickeyb105's post |  #10

Looks from your posts that you where asking about a 7D a few months ago? Did you buy one and not like it? Just curious?




  
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Feb 04, 2013 16:30 as a reply to  @ mark2009's post |  #11

For sports you will gain little unless you go with a 1D MkIV up. The 7D is a fine sports body.
You need the 24-70mm f2.8 to go with that 70-200mm f2.8 you already have.


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Feb 04, 2013 17:48 |  #12

If you want to upgrade from the 7D and you don't want to break the bank, you have two choices:

1) 5D Mark III ($2,800)
2) 1D Mark IV ($2,200-$3,000)

Either one would be an outstanding choice!

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Feb 04, 2013 18:07 |  #13

Your 7D will handle any sports job you have...........I own both a 7D and a MK IV.......buy the BEST glass you can......and let that 7D work!!


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Feb 05, 2013 06:22 |  #14

Your best upgrade would be a 300 f2.8


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Feb 05, 2013 06:53 |  #15

Yeah I agree, the 7D is perfect for sports. The 7D isn't going to be the bottleneck in the equation of you not producing good sports pictures :)


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