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lax76
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Feb 15, 2015 08:32 |  #1

I'm sure this question has been asked before but I am wondering what would be a good upgrade for my 60D. I shoot almost exclusively college sports (lacrosse) and I feel my 60D is to slow. I use a SanDisk Extreme Pro card so I think my card should be fast enough. I don't mind a used camera. Maybe a low to mid level professional camera. My lens of choice is a EF 70-200mm f2.8L IS II USM. Thanks for your help.




  
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Feb 15, 2015 08:35 |  #2

For sports if you need better Autofocus look into the 70D which has the original 7D's AF module in it, a used 7D if you don't mind using an older sensor or new 7D MK II.


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Feb 15, 2015 12:34 as a reply to  @ mrfixitx's post |  #3

Thank you. I am happy with the technology level of the 60D but I want something that is noticeably faster. Far faster would be even better. Would that be the 7D or 70D or 7D MKII? As I mentioned I plan on buying used. Thanks again for any advise.




  
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Feb 15, 2015 12:46 as a reply to  @ lax76's post |  #4

It might be a challenge to find many used 7D2s.... though I'm sure they exist. It's a pretty new model. If you can wait a few months, you'll start to see them show up at Canon's site for sale as refurbished cameras. Canon Refurbs now carry the same 1 year warranty that their new cameras do.

I have a 60D, 70D and the 7D2. I plan on selling the 60D when I get around to it. The 70D is a very fine camera. I'll most likely keep mine for macro and a few other things where a tilt screen comes in handy.

That said, for lightning quick AF and frame rate, the 7D2 shines. I'm getting bird photographs that alluded me before. Is it expensive? Yes.... twice what the 70D costs. Is it worth it? Only you can decide, based on what you shoot. It has been worth it to me. I'm having a blast using it.


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Feb 15, 2015 15:40 as a reply to  @ Phoenixkh's post |  #5

That is very helpful advise. Thank you. I will start looking around for a "used" 7D mkII and maybe a 70D too. I don't know what the FPM rate for the 60D is I have so I need to find that out so I have something to compare to. Thanks.




  
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Feb 15, 2015 15:58 |  #6

Another option that you might consider is a 1D4. It's a 1.3 crop, has excellent IQ and high fps. Had my mind set on one for wildlife until the 7D2 came out.


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Feb 15, 2015 16:51 |  #7

lax76 wrote in post #17433084 (external link)
That is very helpful advise. Thank you. I will start looking around for a "used" 7D mkII and maybe a 70D too. I don't know what the FPM rate for the 60D is I have so I need to find that out so I have something to compare to. Thanks.

I don't think a 7D or 70D is going to be significantly better than the 60D but go ahead and "upgrade" and find out
I also shoot college lacrosse and get hundreds of pics each game with a 60D, a 1D or 7D2 is going to have a faster FPS rate but I predict using the same lens you're going to get more of the same. Now if you're shooting at night then you will probably see a difference with full frame or a 1D series model


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Feb 17, 2015 09:20 |  #8

I would think that you'd want to make the full step up to a 7D2.

The 7D has the same sensor as 60D and the 70D is a notch up, but I don't think you're going to see a large difference with either one of those two over the 60D. The 7D2 is the newest of the bunch and is going to be the largest leap in technology in regards to both AF and FPS speed compared to the 60D, plus the newer sensor and processor.


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Feb 18, 2015 11:19 |  #9

I've seen several clean used 1D3 lately for $725-$750 lately. 10FPS, real good AF with 45 spread out points, crazy battery life. Worth looking into although you have to keep in mind you are losing reach and MP from your 60D. But you are also gaining some DXo points with the bigger sensor.


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