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Can a 5D MkII handle sports?

 
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Sep 17, 2010 18:05 |  #61

And from my very brief experience with it, harder to remove.


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Sep 17, 2010 21:11 |  #62

Okay, just got back from HS football... Shot with my slowest lens (Sigma 50-500 OS) at ISOs of 1000 and higher. Here are two ISO 6400 shots processed through my 7D mid-noise action...


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Sep 17, 2010 21:13 |  #63

Here is an ISO 1000 shot straight out of camera (JPG, I forgot I had turned off Raw earlier in the day), no processing with a partial crop afterwards.


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Sep 17, 2010 21:18 |  #64

Oh, I guess I shot a few 12800 shots too, not that many though. Again, I had to run this through my medium action, then a little sharpening to try to get a bit of the details back. Not one of my better 12800 shots :(

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Sep 17, 2010 22:31 |  #65

I am also thinking of upgrading to a 7D or 5D or maybe both. I read somewhere that using low ISO like 100 on a 7D will be very noisy. That can't be true is it? I thought lower ISO would mean cleaner images...


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Sep 18, 2010 08:02 |  #66

Edsport wrote in post #10930224 (external link)
I am also thinking of upgrading to a 7D or 5D or maybe both. I read somewhere that using low ISO like 100 on a 7D will be very noisy. That can't be true is it? I thought lower ISO would mean cleaner images...

If you don't nail the exposure at lower ISOs and pixel peep at 100%, you will notice a bit of grain, but you can see this too on other bodies. It is just that the 7D seems pickier at the lower ISOs and then makes up for it higher up. In prints, you don't see anything at all. It is really quite nothing to worry about.


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Sep 18, 2010 11:02 as a reply to  @ bohdank's post |  #67

IMHO, 5DII can handle fair enough in (some) sports.
but is not as good as 1D body / at least 7D/40D/50D does....

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Sep 18, 2010 11:20 as a reply to  @ zshaft's post |  #68

Heres a couple shot with the old 5D so yes the new one if you are really good can handle sports. Put you energy in finding the moment instead of blasting through it. I don't shoot a lot of sports but do on occasion. Heres some stuff with the old 5D mostly shot on single frame.

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Sep 18, 2010 11:21 |  #69

A 5DII is not the best choice for sports but in the right hands it will get you, enough, great shots. To suggest it isn't "good" at sports, is only valid in comparison to other cameras.

As I have said, I have shot very little "sports" but what I have learned is that getting great shots has little to do with the camera and more to do with how to use it to get the shots I want.

If my primary interest was sports, which it isn't, I would get a IdIV or 1DIII, if I was not willing to spend for the former.


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Sep 18, 2010 11:31 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #70

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These were all with the old 5D. If you learn to see the moment which takes time and practice you don't need all those FPS. I never feel limited with my 5D. In fact just the opposite.



  
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Sep 18, 2010 11:36 |  #71

airfrogusmc wrote in post #10932209 (external link)
These were all with the old 5D. If you learn to see the moment which takes time and practice you don't need all those FPS. I never feel limited with my 5D. In fact just the opposite.

None of those players were moving... You could get those shots even without AF :p




  
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Sep 18, 2010 11:58 |  #72

int2str wrote in post #10932228 (external link)
None of those players were moving... You could get those shots even without AF :p

Huh thats funny got a guy running and the first two were in rapid motion as were the fast moving cheerleaders and I was able to capture fast moving balls in the air. I guess that ain't move'n huh? :rolleyes: :lol::p

5D can handle sports just fine as long as the photographer can handle it.




  
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Sep 18, 2010 12:09 |  #73

When I had my original 5D I tried shooting speed boat racing on the Ohio river. At 3 fps it did an adequate job. When I bought the 5D mark II it has approximately 3.9 fps. It's not really a sports camera, it is more for portraits, landscapes, etc. The 40D I believe does 6.5 fps and I had one of those also. It did sports much better, plus it has more reach. I would keep the 40D and go for the 7D plus an extra lens. Maybe a fast prime like the 200L f/2.8. Or a 35L f/1.4. The 7D will do portraits just fine. It's more of a glass issue. The 35L or the 50 1.4, the 85 1.8 would be great lens on the 7D for your studio work.


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Sep 18, 2010 12:17 as a reply to  @ airfrogusmc's post |  #74

God this topic gets old. Honestly anyone that says the 5D2 can't shoot sports, or thinks it would have a dramatically less "keeper ratio" either has not shot with one, or needs to look at themselves as a photographer. I've shot motocross with about every body since the 10D.....20D, 30D, 40D, Mk2, Mk2n. Mk3, and yes the 5d2. Sure their is maybe 1 or 2 out of 20 that might be a tad sharper, but for you guys that come on here and say it can't be done......you need to look at your skills and not the camera. Also (IMO) the same goes for those that want to base their opinion on the FPS. If you need to "spray & pray" then again you need to improve your skills.

That being said I will say the only hard part for I me was losing the reach of the 1.6 or 1.3.and the slight delay in the shutter release. Those are been the only "issues" I consider to be legit in this conversation. However don't get me wrong, if you're buying a body to shoot mostly sports your choice should not be this body.

To support what I have said here's a quick shoot I did as i was waiting to ride the next moto at the track. Here's a full res / 100% view of the quick test I did. Oh and this was the first time I had used this camera for sports and had only had it for about a week. I did delete a few, mainly my fault, and didn't think it was much different than the keeper ratio for any of the other cameras i have shot with. You be the judge.
http://www.pbase.com …s_test_motocros​s&page=all (external link)

......and I'll just apologize ahead of time for sounding a little aggressive, it's just that I get tired of hearing what I sincerely believe is incorrect..


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Sep 18, 2010 12:59 |  #75

Can a surgery be done without anesthesia ? Sure it can, depends on what kind of surgery. If it cuts the bone deeper you need more of it, unless you have the skills to ignore pain :lol:.


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