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5dmk3 vs 1dx

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Dec 21, 2014 22:47 as a reply to  @ post 17345263 |  #16

If you can move around the field(s) the 70-200 will be sufficient in most cases. In good light you can use the 1.4x...

This is kind of the beauty of the crop sensor of the 7D2. With the 1.6 crop you'll get more reach, 320mm equivalent at 200mm. Food for thought.

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Dec 21, 2014 23:13 |  #17

The 7D II would definitely give you both range because of the 1.6X crop factor and speed at 10fps with excellent results. However the resolution of the full frame 5D III is second to none IMO and when loaded with the new 100-400mm L II is pure magic. Most people would attest to the long term benefit of investing in glass and as you already have the 5D III you may want to consider this option.

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Dec 22, 2014 06:51 as a reply to  @ post 17345263 |  #18

Well, I guess 200mm is plenty for the kinds of sports your 8 month old is likely to be playing.  :p

I guess it would be hard to make too much of a specific recommendation, since your kid's preferences may run to violin or something, but in general on a FF body you will be wanting longer than 200mm for just about any field sports. I've used a 100-400 for years which has worked well.

Near term I'm going to give the Sigma 120-300/2.8 a try, looking to use the 300/2.8 for indoor sports (supplementing my 70-200/2.8) and then shoot it with a 1.4X TC for field sports (where the lens will be a 168-420/4. But no comments on this approach yet as I don't have the lens yet.

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Dec 22, 2014 13:23 |  #19

As far as swimming goes, the 70-200 should do and maybe even for hockey. For baseball and hockey, I'd go no less than 300mm, but 400 would be ideal.

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Dec 22, 2014 17:08 |  #20

these are very great comments,
since I have no idea what I'm getting into and it's based on the sports that me and my wife play and friend's/photographers who've taken our photos playing these sports, just as a general guideline :)

Although you're right, he's only 8 months now, so it'll be a while before he's doing any sports and even at 3 years old, I'm pretty sure my 5dmk3 is sufficient.

I just wanted to hear the flip side of a 1dx or 1dx2 whenever that comes out,

the stuff i shoot is normally stationary and doens't require any high fps



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Jan 04, 2015 18:28 |  #21

i have a 5D3 and a 7D; I think the 5D3 is better in low light setting (basketball games). I shoot with a 70-200 ISII; I have been very happy with my results.
As mentioned earlier; you have a several years before you need to think about sports pictures for your own little one! I would also invest in good glass:-)

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