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ants Oct 16, 2006 3:03 PM

Currently deciding on which camera to choose. I'm a sports photographer which usually take pics in a medium light indoor stadium. Sports that i take is usually fast moving and involves alot of lunges and jumping. Like volleyball, fencing,basketball,squash,badminton etc...

I understand that D30 offer faster shutter speed compare to D5. How can i have produce a faster shutter speed in a D5? I do own a EF70-200 IS USM f2.8 lens.

Money is not a problem in choosing the cameras.

Please help.

bobbyz Oct 16, 2006 3:22 PM

Well first of all, I think you meant tosay 30dand5d not d30 from 6yrs ago. There is d5 from canon.

Second both 30d and 5d have max shutter speed of 1/8000sec. I think you confusing frame rate with the shutter speed. 30d will do 5fps while 5d only does 3fps.

For sports I will go with the higher frame rate.

ants Oct 16, 2006 3:25 PM

Yeah... what i mean is 30D and 5D and alsoFRAME Rates.Thanks for your input. Any more inputs guys?

bobbyz Oct 16, 2006 3:31 PM

besides frame rate, 1.6x crop of 30d would be nice to give you more effective reach than ff 5d.

Mark1616 Oct 16, 2006 5:15 PM

Hi Ants,

Which camera are you moving from? For sports I have just gone with the 30D as the frame rate was the main factor for me. However if you have an unlimited/large budged then don't mess around with either of these and go for theCanon EOS 1D Mark IINwhich is the 'daddy' for sports work and gives 8.5fps and the crop factor is part way between the 5D and 30D which helps to give a smaller dof as well as still getting good reach from your lenses.

You will also have to ask yourself what you need from the camera to be able to get the sorts of results you need. Are you looking to get prints consistently over A3 size, if so go for the 5D (yes you can do this with the 30D but if you need to crop a little etc then you start losing resolution)? What distances will you be shooting from? Is putting more money into your body going to give you more benefit than getting new glass (if shooting indoors then I would look at getting a Canon 85mm f1.8)?

Let us know if you have any specific questions.


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