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New Body Or Better Glass??? Please enlighten me...

 
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May 23, 2017 19:03 |  #16

If you mostly shoot with long telephoto lenses, IMO you'd be losing capability by going to a full frame body. All of the longer teles (beyond the Canon 55-250) are full frame. I understand there is a technical reason for that, but nevertheless, the same focal length tele (300mm or whatever) will produce the same size image on the sensor. If you're using a long tele to shoot something small and distant that you can't move closer to, the 1.6x crop factor is a real benefit. If you assume two sensors with the same number of MPs but one if FF and one is crop, the crop sensor will put more pixels right under the image of what you're shooting.

That said, I couldn't tell from your original images what focal length they were shot with. The 70-200/2.8s are popular lenses but maybe you want to consider a 100-400 (either a used Canon Mk I or the new Sigma Contemporary series). Both of those are around $800.

Maybe a higher pixel count crop body instead of an FF body. The 50D is 15.1 MP. I've seen used 60D's (18.1 MP) going for $400, and used 70D's (20.2 MP) in the $700-800 range. Personally, though, I think you'll get more bang for your buck with a long tele.

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May 23, 2017 19:30 |  #17

Whent with the Canon 70-200 F4 IS. Got a great deal on ebay. Thanks all. :D


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May 23, 2017 19:41 |  #18

erikfig wrote in post #18361511 (external link)
Whent with the Canon 70-200 F4 IS. Got a great deal on ebay. Thanks all. :D

Be sure to report back with how you like it!


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May 23, 2017 20:06 |  #19

by the looks of it, you can get close, you shoot during the day, so glass makes more sense for the portrait aspect.


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May 23, 2017 20:18 |  #20

erikfig wrote in post #18361511 (external link)
Whent with the Canon 70-200 F4 IS. Got a great deal on ebay. Thanks all. :D

Awesome lens! I use mine for air shows and zoo animals and I love it!

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May 23, 2017 21:06 |  #21

erikfig wrote in post #18361511 (external link)
Whent with the Canon 70-200 F4 IS. Got a great deal on ebay. Thanks all. :D

Good deal! Enjoy


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May 23, 2017 21:13 |  #22

I'd go for glass, too. Especially considering how much improvement you can get for your money. I disagree with Jake. At today's prices, the 100-400L (original) is a bargain at $200-300 cheaper than the 70-300L. It has an antiquated IS system, but you're not using that for your drifting photos. For less money you get better IQ at 300mm (the 70-300 is better at 70 than the 100-400 is at 100), and 100mm more range. No, I'm not selling mine.




  
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May 24, 2017 02:13 |  #23

can't tell what focal lengths you're shooting at because the exif is stripped, but if you're at the longer end of the lens, i think the new sigma 100-400C could be a decent option...better IS than the old 100-400L, which should help with the panning and slow shutter speeds...if 300mm was too long, then the 70-200IS will be a good option...seems a little short for the limited motor sports i've done...but i guess it depends on the track, and your access


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May 24, 2017 03:18 |  #24

erikfig wrote in post #18361448 (external link)
I also think that IS "Mode 2" might give me more sharper panning and more keepers?

I'm sure for panning the IS should be switched off completely. You are asking the IS system to steady a shot that you are deliberately moving the lens for.


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May 24, 2017 05:05 |  #25

Garry75 wrote in post #18361703 (external link)
I'm sure for panning the IS should be switched off completely. You are asking the IS system to steady a shot that you are deliberately moving the lens for.

There are lenses with "panning mode" which disables the IS in the other directions but allows it in the panning direction. I believe that is what IS Mode II is.


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May 24, 2017 05:10 |  #26

LonelyBoy wrote in post #18361730 (external link)
There are lenses with "panning mode" which disables the IS in the other directions but allows it in the panning direction. I believe that is what IS Mode II is.

Well well, every day's a school day! Thanks for that ;-)a

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