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Will the 5D be that bad for sports?

 
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Jul 26, 2010 05:30 |  #1

I already have two 1D II bodies an am thinking of switching one and getting a 5D. I mostly do sports but also like to shoot non-sports as well. Would the 5D AF be that bad for tracking people? The 1D II does a phenomenal job so far.


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Jul 26, 2010 05:36 |  #2

The 5D does not do sports well. You will get frustrated, especially after using the 1D II bodies.


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Jul 26, 2010 07:13 |  #3

SiaoP wrote in post #10603996 (external link)
I already have two 1D II bodies an am thinking of switching one and getting a 5D. I mostly do sports but also like to shoot non-sports as well. Would the 5D AF be that bad for tracking people? The 1D II does a phenomenal job so far.

The 5D (MK II for me) is not a sports body - so it can be done, but if you are coming from a 1D then you really don't want a 5D for sports - look at a 7D though ;)


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Jul 26, 2010 07:54 as a reply to  @ DetlevCM's post |  #4

I agree with the other posters. The 5D is a great camera, but the one weak link is it's focusing. If sports is what you primarily shoot and you dont't want it for other reasons, you may get frustrated quickly.


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Jul 26, 2010 08:04 |  #5

Sounds like you want a 1Ds instead. Same AF as the 1D, slower fps but full frame. The 1Ds classic is about the price of a 5D classic and the 1DsII is less than a 5DII. The 1DsIII is still expensive.


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Jul 26, 2010 08:07 |  #6

SiaoP wrote in post #10603996 (external link)
I already have two 1D II bodies an am thinking of switching one and getting a 5D. I mostly do sports but also like to shoot non-sports as well. Would the 5D AF be that bad for tracking people? The 1D II does a phenomenal job so far.

Believe me 5D will take over anything that's not fast action/sports so well worth spending money.


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Jul 26, 2010 08:11 |  #7

It shouldn't be too bad.
If you accept that it will have some short comings then you'll be OK.
I shot sport (mainly motorsport) with a 10D for about 3 years with a D30 (not 30D) as a back up and had no real dramas and a 5D is more advanced than a 10D.


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Jul 26, 2010 08:15 |  #8

The 5D should be great for Girlieman sports, like Chess and Checkers. Save the MkII for the more Manly stuff. :mrgreen:


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Jul 26, 2010 09:35 |  #9

I have 1dmk2 for sports and recently picked 5d. I prefer 1dmk2 for almost everything unless I am shooting in studio where higher MP count of 5d helps me to get bigger prints. Also 5d higher ISO is better but I rarely need that feature. The shutter lag or whatever you want to call really bugs me. Other 5d shooter friends that I talk to don't seem to have the problem but then most of them don't shoot with 1 series before. I think should have picked 1dsmk2.


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Jul 26, 2010 13:05 |  #10

The tracking is fine. What you won't like is the lack of AF customization and very long VF blackout & shutter lag.




  
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Jul 26, 2010 13:10 |  #11

toxic wrote in post #10605959 (external link)
The tracking is fine. What you won't like is the lack of AF customization and very long VF blackout & shutter lag.

Yep...

Also depends on the kind of sports. Field sports will be tough. Most other sports will be fine.


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Jul 26, 2010 13:53 |  #12

Why do you WANT a 5D?

Sorry its just a question that bugged me, What are you lacking now, what are you hoping to achieve with the 5D?

I think if you want another body youd be better served with a 1Ds Mark II or a 7D...


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Jul 26, 2010 14:02 |  #13

KenjiS wrote in post #10606197 (external link)
I think if you want another body youd be better served with a 1Ds Mark II or a 7D...


wouldn't that make 1D Mark II useless?


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Jul 26, 2010 14:10 |  #14

canonloader wrote in post #10604440 (external link)
The 5D should be great for Girlieman sports, like Chess and Checkers. Save the MkII for the more Manly stuff. :mrgreen:

Mitch, you are such a goofball. the 5DC is for real photographs, not fake photographs.


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Jul 26, 2010 14:26 |  #15

alpha_1976 wrote in post #10606254 (external link)
wouldn't that make 1D Mark II useless?

He said he would get rid of one of his 1D Mark IIs..

the 1D Mark IIN is still faster than a 1Ds Mark II, its just a 1Ds Mark II would have the same controls and layout as his 1D...as well as the 45-point AF that the 1D has and the 5D does not...

Still not the best for sports with a pretty poor 4fps but still not too bad i guess


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