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Old Feb 20, 2010, 7:28 AM   #21
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But op will be paying full msrp for any new camera, and if it does not do a higher burst rate then the 5fps, it may not be ideal for sports.
Even A550 does 7 fps (yes but with fixed focus on first short). A7xx will be faster than A550.

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so let's see what sony comes up with (a700 was released 3 years ago, so that's a long time to work on the sucessor)

It will be cheper than 7D too.
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 8:54 AM   #22
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Even A550 does 7 fps (yes but with fixed focus on first short). A7xx will be faster than A550.

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so let's see what sony comes up with (a700 was released 3 years ago, so that's a long time to work on the sucessor)

It will be cheper than 7D too.
There are quite a few assumptions here which we will need to see if they are true when Sony launches.

On the last point re price, this probably isn't an issue as I discuss in an earlier post of this thread http://forums.steves-digicams.com/1053638-post13.html

Also I would like to see AF performance for sports before buying any body where that was a large part of the criteria.
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 2:40 PM   #23
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The A850 and A900 are both great portrait camerasa, and the A900 isn't a bad sports camera, especially with the Sony 70-200mm f/2.8 'G'. Since lonefeather93 got such a good deal on the Sony 70-200/2.8, I think he should strive for the A900 instead of the A850, and not worry too much about the shortcomings of the A900 with regard to shooting sports.
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Old Feb 20, 2010, 2:55 PM   #24
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It is not the sony 70-200, it is the tamron.
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yep the tamron.. well my local shop is going to let me exchange the lens if i want to go with the 7d.. but they still want to give me the tamron 70-200 2.8 and 28-75 2.8 for the canon.. but i then realized that the tamron lenses do not have the stabilization on them.. so and the 2.8 canon is 2000.00 at the shop.so i have 5 days to decide..either i keep these lens. and go with a 850 or 900, or i convert to the canon 7d and start my collection for the new lenses for canon..but i'm thinking with 2 wedding i have to do for family in may.. i might still lean towards the canon.. but will the tamron lens be good enough for the job...
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2.8 should be good enough to counter the camera shack, that match with a higher iso will negate the need for IS for indoor shots.

Also some of the sport shooter will tell you that they do not use IS when shooting sports. So that they can get a better sense of the action while panning. But the tamron will not be fast enough on AF to be a good sports lens. Something like the canon 70-200 2.8L USM or 70-200 4L USM would be much better. Or the sigma 70-200 2.8 HSM.
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thank you.. that is what i thought.. i was going to trade the two of them for the canon 2.8 70-200 and more money.. but then i will have to go with a short end lens for a bit.. unless i use the stock one if i buy the kit set.. 18-115 f3..
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The sigma is a lower price option for sports, it is not a L lens. But some sport shooter on here have recommended it for someone looking to save a little. Do you mean ef-s 18-135mm lens? I think the stocker is the ef 28-135mm that comes with the 7D.
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yes.. i thought i hit the 3.. but running myself ragid with this decision..
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I have a newer copy of the ef 28-135mm IS USM, it is not that bad of a lens, it will be a bit short for wide angle work but it is pretty sharp and has a very fast AF system. I would see if you can pick up a used 18-55mm IS lens form ebay that comes with the T1i. It will give you the wider angle, and it is pretty sharp also, and quite a good lens. Between the 70-200mm 2.8L the kit lens of ef 28-135 and the 18-55mm it will cover a decent range and most of your needs. But if you can find a kit with the ef-s 18-135 with the 7d and get the 70-200 2.8L you will be all set.
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