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POLL: "Which would you choose for HS basketball?"
5D-III with 70-200 II
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62.5%
7D-II with 50/85/135 primes
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Other (carrots, perhaps)
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5D-III + 70-200 f/2.8 or 7D-III + 3 primes?

 
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Dec 12, 2015 18:08 |  #1

Shooting indoor basketball in a mediocre gym. Lighting isn't great or terrible. Which of these 2 would you choose and why?

1. 5D-III with 70-200 f/2.8 II: ISO 12,800 1/800 f/2.8.
2. 7D-II with 50, 85, 135 primes: ISO 6,400 1/800 f/2.0.

DOF between the two would be the same. SS is the same, ISO is lower on the 7D-2, colors are better on the 5D-3. AF is a wash, FPS is better on the 7D-2.

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Dec 12, 2015 18:28 |  #2

Heya,

5D3 + F2.8L II zoom.

The ISO will be equivalent to your contender camera at a stop lower, and you get the flexibility of the zoom, rather than fixed focal length just to gain a single stop of ISO.

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Dec 12, 2015 18:55 |  #3

Tough call on this one. Normally, if I have to shoot basketball with ambient light, I am all about primes to keep shutter speeds up. IMO the 50 prime is not needed if you could go with the 5DIII. So I might suggest 5DIII an only the 85 and 135 primes. Dunno if that is in the budget, or what else you may plan to shoot with your setup.


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Dec 12, 2015 19:08 |  #4

rdalrt wrote in post #17816811 (external link)
Tough call on this one. Normally, if I have to shoot basketball with ambient light, I am all about primes to keep shutter speeds up. IMO the 50 prime is not needed if you could go with the 5DIII. So I might suggest 5DIII an only the 85 and 135 primes. Dunno if that is in the budget, or what else you may plan to shoot with your setup.


I would agree. I love the quick focus of both the 135 and the 85(1.8) those paired with a 5D3 i think would give you some fantastic results


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Dec 12, 2015 19:36 |  #5

I have most of the gear already; 5D-III, 7D-II, 85 f/1.8, 135L & 200 f/2.8L primes and 70-200 II zoom.

I did shoot with the 135L last night with the 5D-III. Dropped ISO to 6400 and shot at f/2. DOF was so shallow that it was tougher to keep the faces in focus. I ended up switching back to the zoom


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Dec 12, 2015 20:01 |  #6

In that case, if you are looking to spend some money, might I suggest a pair of strobes? A couple of Einsteins do wonders for bball photos. :)


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Dec 12, 2015 20:16 as a reply to  @ rdalrt's post |  #7

I already have a pair of AB 400's. The schools I have access to have no place to mount strobes. :-(


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Dec 12, 2015 20:40 |  #8

n1as wrote in post #17816883 (external link)
I already have a pair of AB 400's. The schools I have access to have no place to mount strobes. :-(

Not even room on lightstands in the corners somewhere? Though 400's may be a bit small for a gym.


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Dec 12, 2015 22:16 |  #9

Why not both if you have the gear already?

My personal preference would be to have the 5DIII and 70-200 as the main body, and throw the 200/2.8 on the 7DII for cross-court & coach shots.


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Dec 14, 2015 06:41 |  #10

abruckse wrote in post #17816975 (external link)
Why not both if you have the gear already?

My personal preference would be to have the 5DIII and 70-200 as the main body, and throw the 200/2.8 on the 7DII for cross-court & coach shots.


Sounds good to me.


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Dec 14, 2015 08:59 |  #11

Well, yea I have both but am not sure I want to carry both all the time. Too much weight. Yes, I'm a wimp. More importantly, I need to sell some stuff to recoup money spent on the 70-200. That means I can keep the zoom or the 3 primes (85 / 135 / 200) but not both.


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Dec 14, 2015 19:43 |  #12

5D3 + 70-200 + 85 f/1.8. The 85 f/1.8 is probably one of the best values in the Canon lineup.




  
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