05-22-2015 01:40 PM
I am new to Canon and want to purchase a Canon camera that can be used for everyday pictures as well as sporting events (rodeos) that are indoor (can have low lighting) and outdoor, during the day and evening. Thanks.
05-22-2015 02:54 PM
7D mark 2 but you will also need at least one fast lens (f 2.8 or better) for the indoor rodeo stuff.
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05-22-2015 07:23 PM - edited 05-22-2015 07:24 PM
I shot a 7D for almost 3 years & it was a very good camera which got replaced by a 1D mark 4, which is a much better action camera BUT i'm now also shooting a 7D2 which after 2 events has really impressed me. It can AF in lower light than my 1D4 can EVEN if I try to help it by manually focusing the lens as close to correct as my eye allows & then letting the AF fine tune my work. That said the 70-200 f2.8 lens will be a better upgrade for you right now.
05-28-2015 11:44 AM
"Thank you for your input. Fingers crossed I can find a good used one."
There is no doubt in my mind, anyway, the Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Lens is the best lesn on the planet. I certainly love mine.
That said there are two options that are very good. Close but not in the same league as the Canon.
Tamron make a 70-200mm f2.8. Make sure it is the A9 version. Do not buy one used! ....
Sigma also make a 70-200mm f2.8. Not quite up to the Tamron in IQ but very nice. Do not buy one used!
Both of these are about half the price of the Canon and that is one reason I say do not buy one used! Secondly, unless you can check it out throughly, a used third party lens can be a risk. Why is the owner selling it? Because it doesn't work? Who knows, be wise.
I have all three of the above mentioned lenses and can testify there are all very good.
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