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Old Oct 11, 2009, 3:46 AM   #1
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Default Canon Sports Set-up


Ive been given approx $30000 to spend on camera equipment. Im a Canon fanatic and want to stay with it. I am shooting SPORTS only including Drags, Hockey, Swimming, Tennis, ALL Motorsports, Cricket, Indoor Sports etc.

I am trying to get some views on what body I should go for... ATM Im thinking the 5D Mark II or 7D... So far I havnt got much info from people on how they feel and how they go with Sports but I think the specs tell it all.

ISO 100 - 6400
8 FPS/MAX = 90 JPEG - 15 RAW
18 Megapixel

1Ds Mark III
ISO 100 - 1600
5 FPS/56 MAX
21.1 Megapixel

5D Mark II
ISO 100 - 6400
3.9 FPS
21.1 Megapixel

Current Setup: Canon 1D Mark IV + L Series Lenses
Main Interest: Sports
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Old Oct 11, 2009, 4:53 AM   #2
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For sports you need a top-notch AF system, at the moment the 7D looks pretty fantastic.

I wouldn't use a 5D2 for sports work; not its forte. I have seen quite a few decent 5D2 sports shots, but I think it's very much stretching the limits of what the camera was designed for.
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