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Old Jan 19, 2007, 8:34 PM   #1
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I shoot alot of indoor high school sporting events. Just not satified with the results.
Thinking of getting the 7D, but don't want to throw good money after bad. Will the 7D give me better results than the 5D.

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NOT MUCH DIF..MAG FRAME AND REARRANGED BUTTONS...JUST GET THE SONY
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 10:31 PM   #3
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What will be the differance with the Sony.
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 10:34 PM   #5
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What lens are you using? If you aren't using a low light lens no matter what camera you have it's not going to make a big difference.

You need good glass to get good pictures in a gym.
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stoltzy wrote:
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Will the 7D give me better results than the 5D.
I just looked at the basketball shots you posted, and the main thing I see wrong is white balance (you need to use a custom white balance in that lighting).

You'd have a larger buffer if you wanted to shoot in raw with a 7D. But, write speed to media is slower with a full buffer using a 7D versus a 5D (faster write speeds to media with the 5D). Pros and Cons. You'd have a bit better control layout and viewfinder with a 7D. So, that could help. But, there's not really anything from an image quality perspective that would give a 7D any advantage if the camera was using the same settings for everything.


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...JUST GET THE SONY
Wrong answer in this case. He's shooting basketball with a 5D and a 50mm f/1.7 at ISO 3200. The Sony wouldn't cut it because of ISO speed limitations.

See his latest thread with photos from a game here:

http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...mp;forum_id=82
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Old Jan 19, 2007, 10:54 PM   #8
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Here one I took tonight

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The pic was with the 50mm 1.7. Shot at 1/500, f2.2, ISO 3200, and ABW.
No noise reduction. Is this as good as I can expect.
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The WB actually doesn't look bad in that one. It's better than I'd expect from Auto WB using digital camera in artificial lighting.

But, you may want to try it using custom WB and see if the results are better.

I've found that custom is usually the best way to go indoors (although, I've been known to use the presets fairly often, too). A Custom WB can be a tad cool for my tastes. But, it's pretty easy to warm up an image in an editor if it is.


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