« on: June 09, 2013, 01:53:57 AM »
Took a huge (and expensive for a student like me) upgrade to the 6D recently, from my old 1000D.
Hope to see my 135L next year!
Hope to see my 135L next year!
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...I would venture that it is related to your skills rather than the camera.I have very limited experience shooting sports so it's definitely my skills that I need to improve on. I've never had anyone to teach me to use a camera so I had to learn through trial and error.
...I also have limited free time, so I want the best gear possible, to make the most of the time that I have.It's awesome to be able to maximise your free time with your collection of equipment. I wish I'll be able to do that one day (perhaps in 2 or 3 years) but not in the near future. My priority is my studies for this coming year.
It appears that you like the Nikon D700, so why not just get a D700? If you're going to shoot sports/action, the D700 can shoot 8 fps with a battery grip, and the the 51 point auto-focus system is better than the 5D MarkII for action.My original post was made out of curiosity; I wasn't looking for purchase recommendations. Thanks for sharing those photos!
Excuse my ignorance, but what kind of sports is it that you feel that I cannot shoot?Sorry, I don't really get your question.
Are you looking for only used cameras?No, but I am looking out for FF cameras which can be used for sports. It's time to upgrade, but I have a major examinations in the coming year which means that I will have less free time to shoot. This also means that I do not really have a pressing want for a new camera.
However, some of my friends do the the D700 and love them so much that they will not give them up.I understand why they felt that way. I was reluctant to return the D700. For me, high resolutions are not required since I shoot as a hobby. Also, I am comfortable with high ISOs on the D700 (I would go up to 6400 for theatre since no flash was allowed). The small file sizes (lesser MP) were also welcome. My only regret was not having an opportunity to try shooting sports with the D700.
I used to own the D700 with the Nikon 28-300mm lens, which made for a fun all in one set-up, which produced some good results, if you're not pixel peeping.Used to? What do you use now then?
Just noticed the mark 2 is off the refurbished list and mark 3 is in at $2799
Mite be able to pick it up for $2100 if it has another 25% off sale sometime in the future.
If I had a strict choice between the two, I'd get the 40mm lens. Why? First, it's cheap. Second, it's sharp. Third, it's 64mm on your camera which is pretty good. However, as RLPhoto hinted at, what focal length do you need? I would be happy with 64mm, but really the reason I shoot all FF is because when I buy a 40mm lens, I prefer not to deal with a crop factor for most shots. I have a 1D4 because I don't mind the crop factor for sports. So it really depends on what you need. Picking between your two choices though, I would personally pick the 40mm.