jacobsen1 wrote in post #8610803
well, the 5Dii has a great center AF point (better than a 40D/50D) and with the slower FPS you'll get a better keeper rate. It's got much cleaner high ISOs, so jacking them up to get shutter speeds isn't an issue. It's also got a cool 30fps mode if/when you need/want it.
The 5Dii isn't a camera that CAN'T shoot sports, but the 40D/50D would probably be better. But why not a 7D? Seems tailor made for this situation and if you're considering a 5Dii you can afford a 7D no?
Also, what sports?
My thought was the 5d mkII's ISO would allow me to get better evening shots or use an even higher shutter speed. I also thought it would have a far better crop ability. On the other hand, if I have to use the center point for most accurate focus, wouldn't this give me less keepers if cropping off center?
Sports are HS football, soccer, indoor dance competition, etc. Also a lot of indoor band (JH and HS) stuff.
How about weather sealing? We get light rain on occassion during games. Does the 5D improve over the 40D or 50D in this area? I can use one of the plastic covers but some moisture is inevitable.