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Registered: ‎06-25-2014

Re: Canon camera for action and sports photography?that holds auto focus and more than 7 shots burst


ebiggs1 wrote:

"I will look into the suggested 1DMark iv of ebiggs. "

 

Although without doubt this camera will do everything you ask it to, your last post causes me concern.

A 1D Mk IV in no way shape or form resembles a Rebel.  There will be nothing you are familar with.  It is a totally different approch.  The 1D Mk IV is a full blown professional camera all the rest especially Rebels have the consumers in mind and not a pros needs.

For instance there is no "green square" and there are no dials.  Most settings require two buttons to prevent acidental changes.

But the 1D Mk IV is worth the effort just keep in mind you will need to learn it.  Until the introduction of the 1Dx, the Mk IV was the fastest DSLR camera in the world.  It is still in second place.  Smiley Very Happy


You didn't expect her to take you up on it, eh?

Bob
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Registered: ‎10-26-2014

Re: Canon camera for action and sports photography?that holds auto focus and more than 7 shots burst

Well, it seems my perfect solution would be to buy the lens L lens I want and use it on the little Rebel that I know and get the 7d Mark II or perhaps the 1D Mark IV (the word used scares me, but i wouldn't pay the kind of money a new one would cost) to learn...We are fortunate here where I live to have many wonderful camera experts who teach at various continuous education coarses and the like; they are very helpful in shortening any learning curve.

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Re: Canon camera for action and sports photography?that holds auto focus and more than 7 shots burst

Hey Bob: I must be Superman then. I shoot a 1Ds2 with 28-300 L IS and 1D4 with 100-400 L IS for 6 hour stints at most of the radio control events I cover. Been shooting that combo or one similar for the last 8 years. I have also been known to use a 3rd body (7D, or Nikon D7100) & an ultrawide for some up close 3 D aerobatics that are done just a few feet from the pilot stations.

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Re: Canon camera for action and sports photography?that holds auto focus and more than 7 shots burst

My seven year old grandson uses mine!  Smiley Surprised

And I almost always, 100% of the time, (when I am shooting Smiley Happy) have the Mk IV and the Ds Mk III on me.

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Re: Canon camera for action and sports photography?that holds auto focus and more than 7 shots burst

iris,

Anything made by the hand of Man can and will fail but buying a used Mk IV should be of little concern.  These are extremely durabile.  Plus any part can be repaired by Canon.  One nice benefit with a camera at this level is, it is worth fixing one.  On quite a few other camera models the cost of repair exceeds the value of the camera.

 

If you do decide to go ths route beware it is heavy as it is all metal.  There are no light weight plastic parts.  It is expensive even used at approx $2500+/- as we speak.

 

An "L" lens is a good choice as it will transfer to a Mk IV if you do decide that is the route you choose.  An "L" lens and a Mk IV is about as good as it gets in photogtaphy.  Smiley Happy

A lot of Canon stuff. Along with, a lot of other stuff.
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