« on: July 23, 2011, 09:32:20 AM »
Gentleman (and presumably, some ladies as well)- a quick hello and thank you for the information and opinions you provide here. As a non-professional photographer, I donâ€™t intend to litter your forum with stupid questions but Iâ€™ve been lurking and learning what I can. My only Canon camera is a Rebel XT that Iâ€™ve had for 6 years along with 2 lens including an EF 75-300IS.
The time has come to upgrade that camera and Iâ€™ve been considering either the 60D or 7D. As an airline pilot who also rents Cessnas recreationally- much of my photography is aerial. I often shoot from a platform that can be moving as fast as 500mph across the ground with closure rates that are double that. Another hobby is running half-marathons and the camera, either in my hands or with friends/family, would be shooting races in inclement weather.
Iâ€™d originally thought that the 60D was my next camera but have read many opinions here about the 7Dâ€™s AF prowess and it being a serious camera for sports photographers. Although I really should take a course or two, my work has been complimented by professional photographers and Iâ€™ve actually sold a couple shots. The potential is there to take my hobby up a level and Iâ€™d like to leave room for that when purchasing gear...