« on: February 04, 2012, 04:16:04 PM »
However, I think I can compromise and keep my 40D as a backup for outdoor sports when shooting in bright sunlight and the 5D for sports shots where there is poor lighting conditions and where I don't need as much reach (i.e. inside a gym). I'm just waiting for this month's announcements before I make a final decision .
BTW, Mt Spokane Photography nice shot! I am glad to see that the 5D has good ISO performance.
I loved my 40D's, I had five of them, and they were definitely a wonderful camera. However, after keeping my 40D as a backup and studio camera for product photography, I found that I used the 5D for almost everything, it is much better. I replaced the 40D with a 1D MK III, it was also a huge improvement accross the board. I found that, I still preferred my 5D MK II almost all the time, except for focal length limited shots. I never found much use for the high FPS. If you do sports seriously, then consider a 7D or 1D MK III.
For casual sports and center point AF, the 5D2 is fine. (See some jr hS track shots below)
Finally, I sold the 1D MK III and bought a refurb 7D thru Canon CLP for half the price that I sold my 1D MK III for. It really had to do with needing a product photography body and a close focusing lens with the right focal range, and both the 17-55mm and 15-85mm EF-s worked with my setup better.
The 1D MK III had better high ISO performance, but the fine grained noise of the 7D made NR work fairly well, so it wasn't a huge difference.
My grandchildren's soccer meet with 5D MK II and 70-200mm f/4 IS: