sandwedge wrote in post #14589937
I've had a T2i for a year, and 2 months ago added a used 50D as a second camera. The main reason for choosing the 50D was the higher FPS for shooting my daughter's sports activities, birds in flight, and airshows.
I've been very pleased with the 50D and its images. I shoot with it most of the time, and keep my 100-400L on it, while the t2i is used for mostly landscape shots. The Rebel is definitely no slouch, but the 50D definitely has a better feel to it.
Thanks, appreciate the comments!
Chiken wrote in post #14590039
T1i and 50D owner and sports shooter here. I would stick with the T3i because of the high ISO performance. With the slower FPS of the T3i/T1i, you just have to learn to time when to shoot to get the right shot. You may not get as many shots of the same event (like a sack in a football game) but with practice you can get that one
good shot that you would show everyone out of the 2-4 you would take with the 50D.
I understand what you're saying but I need more than one shot per game.
h4ppydaze wrote in post #14590049
It's a good switch. I notice that the 50D isn't even a full stop behind the T3i in my experience. They both kind of fall apart at around 3200, but I'd use 3200 on both for emergencies. T3i is better, but not heads and shoulders better in terms of ISO.
50D is better in almost every other way, the most important of which is shooting ergonomics.
That's good to know, I'm not overly concerned about shooting at high ISO as long as I don't underexpose the shots.
mwsilver wrote in post #14593076
There are trade offs including a higher pixel count, better results at high ISO, and of course, really great HD video. If video is unimportant, its a much easier decision. For me the larger body, better build and better ergonomics alone would be worth the change. Few people are unhappy with a 50D.
When buying the T3i, I thought I would be doing lots of video but I haven't done anything serious in that regard.