« on: November 02, 2014, 11:45:18 PM »
I agree with OP. It's too close....
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I'm not 100% sure I agree with not selling A for B. I continuously go upward in quality... so I presume that has something to do with it.
Sold 75-300mm Bought 55-250mm
Sold Canon XS Bought Canon 60D
Sold Canon 50mm f/1.8 Bought Canon 50mm f/1.4 (though this might be the most questionable upgrade)
Sold 60D Bought 5D mkiii
And there are a ton more examples... but the onl time I regretted selling something was when I sold my 100L IS macro. I missed it so much that I bought it again... but I sold my original for my than I paid... and then I purchased the new 100L for less than I sold the original for.
The only lens I have lost money on was the 24-105mm which I bought... sold... bought another... sold that... bought another... sold that... bought another... the last three time making money on the lens... but I'm still underwater as a whole on the lens... which is annoying.
While we are having this conversation... I'd like to take it right off the rails.
I have a 70-200mm f/2.8L mkii and a canon 1.4 TC mkii. So that gives me 98-280mm @ f/4... So I have an opportunity to buy a 300mm f/4L is for $700... but my question is do I need that for $700? I'm thinking no... Sure I will have 420mm @ 5.6 with the tc... but I'm not sure I need that...
I've been looking over the shots from the speedway. There are so many that I like! The old 1Dx was great for getting focus in poor light.Another GREAT shot Skulker - love the action.
You going to miss those high ISO shots from 5D III - faster shutter and higher ISO are your friends in shooting sports.
Unless it is a day game or all of the shots end up so distance limited that you crop in really far.
Of course the 7D AF often performs much worse for sports than the 5D3 AF (for me the 7D AF does at least as well for surfing and very small birds up in branches of trees or birds only slightly moving around the ground, otherwise it does, often, much worse for soccer and football), the 7D2 should fix that.
You say you miss the reach sometimes and you say you never use your 7D; so why don't get a body that has got that reach and that you actually use?
I would say go for the MKII! After all I read (in this forum, in Arthur Morris' blog etc.) the 7DII will blow your mind! I read from different photographers that the AF is better than the one in the 1DX, which is considered the best in the world, and Arthur Morris even says that the resolution and noise on the 7DII is better than on the 5DIII! 10 vs. 6 fps also make a truckload of a difference...
Go for the 7DII!
Few months back, I almost buy v9 for high ISO purpose. Thanks to Neuro. He suggested to wait for v10 - faster PP in prime + others...
I just bought v10 ELITE package. Can't wait to use it in up coming halloween photos(12000-25000ISO)