07-03-2013 11:00 AM
Currently I use a 50d with a 1st generation 70-200 2.8 IS lens. My challenge is that using the available light in the gym leads to action shots that are noisy and muddy.
I have considered several options. The 5DIII's much better ISO range is attractive but I am a little worried about losing the reach on my lens by going full frame. The just announced 70D might be good but it is unclear to me if the ISO range is enough and I am concerned that it features a new sensor with video focused features that I could care less about. The 7D sounds interesting as well but it seems ripe for replacement and the 5DIII's better ISO and AF seem to also argue against this option. Better glass is another approach and I had wondered whether the new version of the 70-200 IS lens would help or whether the 85 mm f1.8 was a good approach but I hesitate to use a fixed length lens for such a sporting event.
I would be very interested in advice on these issues and options. It may be worth noting that price is not a major issue herein.
07-03-2013 12:46 PM - edited 07-03-2013 12:46 PM
If $ is no problem, getting a 5DMIII would help the most. Better focus, better high ISO (much better), etc. The version I and II of the 70-200 would make NO different in your case. And if you're afraid of losing the reach by moving to full frame, then getting 85mm lens is kind of pointless.
07-03-2013 09:00 PM
Although I have no experience with a 5D3 I do agree based on everything I've read from trusted members at another forum I belong to. Getting a newer version of an f 2.8 lens still leaves you at f 2.8 so no change in shutter speeds. Unless you can find a faster lens in a length that meets your needs the 5D3 will be your best upgrade.
07-03-2013 11:53 PM
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