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Re: Thank you Canon!

Thank you Bob but I have a LOT to learn.  It wasn't intramural, both schools are the Spartans which makes it confusing.  They are in conference but about 65 miles away making them the most distant of the conference schools. 

 

Their football announcer had a very rough time this past season calling the Spartan vs Spartan football game.  That game also featured our senior kicker who never had played football before his one and only season.  After a touchdown, he literally missed the ball on the ensuing kickoff and he and the entire team ran about 15 yards down field before they realized the problem.  The officials had to huddle for a conference before calling offsides and ordering a re-kick because none of us had ever seen that happen before Smiley Happy  I was standing near a group of the assistant coaches and we were all laughing so hard I almost missed the second kickoff attempt where the kicker fortunately made a solid kick.

 

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Re: Thank you Canon!

A while back I posted something similar to the OP.  Getting the 1DXII exceeded all my expectations for shooting sports over the last several years (and I was expecting a lot!)   I upgraded from a 10yo 7D (mark 1) and it was like being on a different planet.  Seeing the specs of the 1DXIII don't make it worth upgrading for me (hobbyist/volunteer), but it is certainly impressive.  Looking forward to impressions here in the forum.  

 

I will wait for the professional version of the R series as I want a mirrorless for indoor, non-sporting events.  I shot a high school fundraiser and, as you would expect, the 1DXII did an amazing job; but it was a 6-hour event because they wanted me to shoot setup and some after-event stuff.  A mirrorless would have been more convenient and from what I've seen from the R, the shots would have been amazing as well.  I don't care much about video, so none of those specs are an issue for me. 

 

After 13 years of gymnastics (main reason I started with the 7D way back in the day), my daughter earned a full scholarship to college to compete... then gave it up after one year.  She was fried mentally, unfortunately.  So my shooting will be more volunteer work now, and maybe a bit less sports, so I'm looking forward to the R series.  Plus, to be honest, I just like learning new technology.  I don't do cars, fancy food, cigars, or fine wine.  Cameras and computers are the vice. :-) 

 

Love learning from everyone here.  

 

Billy 

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Re: Thank you Canon!

"...I want a mirrorless for indoor, non-sporting events"

 

One word for you lag and AF.  Well that's is two words but neither help with sports.

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Pre-order placed with B&H for a 1DX III, now the wait begins Smiley Happy  It should be here in time for the start of HS soccer season which doesn't start until mid-March.

 

My 1DX will become a backup body to the 1DX 2 and new 1DX 3 which is sort of a shame because it is still an incredible camera.  But I think managing two cameras at an event is my limit.  My Sun Sniper double camera harness has provisions for a third camera but that would overload both my back and my cognitive abilities to manage all three at once Smiley Happy

 

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Smiley Happy Go get'em Tiger!

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