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Oct 16, 2008 15:41 |  #1

For a 5D?I'm seriously considering a 5D instead of a 50D but want to know if my current lineup is up to snuff for a full framer.
Tamron 28-75 2.8
Canon 70-300 IS
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If I have to buy some other lenses I'd probably stay with the new 50D.I mostly shoot track and field(daylight) and landscapes.
Thanks for any opinions!!
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Oct 16, 2008 15:49 |  #2

If you find yourself using the 300 end of your 70-300 a lot when shooting track and field, you're going to want to stick with a crop camera or buy a lens with more reach. On a crop, your 70-300 is effectively a 112-480mm lens. On a ff body, it's just going to be a 70-300.




  
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Oct 16, 2008 15:50 |  #3

24-105 f4 L


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Oct 16, 2008 15:54 |  #4

That's not a bad start for a 5D. I've tried the 70-300 IS on my 5D before and it's pretty good. I've also heard good things about the Tamron and the nifty fifty on the 5D. I don't know about 50D versus 5D, but I do know that upgrading from my XT to the 5D did make all my EF lenses better!

The other thing is, for landscapes, your 28-75 will work much better on the 5D compared to the crop factor on the 50D.

Track and field wise, 50D focusing may be better. I don't have a 50D so I'll let others that do have one comment.

Hope that helps.

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For a 5D?I'm seriously considering a 5D instead of a 50D but want to know if my current lineup is up to snuff for a full framer.
Tamron 28-75 2.8
Canon 70-300 IS
50 1.8
If I have to buy some other lenses I'd probably stay with the new 50D.I mostly shoot track and field(daylight) and landscapes.
Thanks for any opinions!!
rookie




  
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Oct 16, 2008 15:55 as a reply to  @ Aleem's post |  #5

In fact, 50D seems like a very tempting choice for me ...

Stick to what you have and use to the best of the gear. Sometimes I see point and shoot camera producing stunning work that I feel ashamed of.


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Oct 16, 2008 16:04 |  #6

I do stay off the long end of the 300 lens.It seems to fall off quality wise at 300,but I do mostly end up croping my photos though.I just wanted to know if being a FF camera the inadequacies of my lenses will noticably show up,which I heard will do on a FF camera.
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Oct 16, 2008 16:09 |  #7

I used to have a Tamron that I used on my 5D and I was happy with it. Recently sold it to buy the 24-70L.




  
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Oct 17, 2008 01:02 |  #8

If you can afford it, it's always better to have nicer glass. The 50D will give you better burst speeds and faster AF, I believe, which would be good for shooting track and field. I have a 40D and it's awesome for sports when I can just shoot off a quick burst to catch the action. AF speed and accuracy are also pretty good. I can only imagine that the 50D would be even better in those regards.

Then with the extra cash you can pick up a better lens. If you heavily crop a shot from a 70-200 f/4L, it's still going to look a heck of a lot better than an uncropped shot from your 70-300 IS. Focusing will also be much faster and more accurate.

With the money you save from getting the 50D over the 5D and selling the 70-300 IS, you can also pick up an ultra wide angle lens for landscapes in addition to something like the 70-200 f/4L.




  
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