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Advise needed a "sports" DSLR to replace T2i...
David Stembridge, Photographer
Waynesboro | Ga | USA | Posted: 6:53 PM on 10.15.12
->> Currently using a T2i; been looking at the 7D. I know the 6D is ff. Any advise on the best route to go regarding lower light prep sports?

I know the 7D uses dual Digic 4 processors as opposed to my T2i's single.

Thanks!
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Rob Carmell, Photographer
Yucaipa | CA | USA | Posted: 9:19 AM on 10.16.12
->> David, personally I would look at a 1D Mk III. They are fairly cheap now on the used market. I had a 7D for a while and my Mk II N made better images on the day games.
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James Durbin, Photographer
Midland | Texas | USA | Posted: 9:37 PM on 10.16.12
->> On paper the 7D is a good performer, in real life the skin tones at high ISO are horrific. Yes it has dual Digic4 processors, and thats what you pay for when you get that camera. It is my belief that Canon sacrificed everywhere else on the camera after that in order to make it fit a price point. You asked the BEST route to go for lower light prep sports. Be prepared that the BEST route is not going to be cheap.
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Patrick Fallon, Photographer, Assistant
Torrance | California | USA | Posted: 3:41 AM on 10.17.12
->> What sort of exposures are you getting now with the T2i? Ex: ISO/Lens Aperture/Shutter?
Any image examples?

The BEST is going to cost you $7K (1Dx) - maybe a Used 1D2N for $650 would be better.... than a 7D, for you its depends.
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Scott Evans, Photographer
Bay Village | OH | USA | Posted: 11:18 AM on 10.17.12
->> I agree with Rob. I saw a used 1D3 on POTN yesterday for $1200. I think the shutter was at 40,000 which is nothing for that body. The files from the 1D3 are much nicer (all else being equal) to those from the 7D. In addition, I much prefer the ergonomics of the 1D series than a gripped 7D or xxD.

Patrick also makes a great call on the IIn (or even II). For the cost of one used 7D, you could have two 1D2's!
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Patrick Fallon, Photographer, Assistant
Torrance | California | USA | Posted: 1:01 PM on 10.17.12
->> Might be good to mention what lenses you have.
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David Stembridge, Photographer
Waynesboro | Ga | USA | Posted: 9:13 PM on 10.17.12
->> Hi Patrick, I'm using a Sigma 70-200 2.8 (sorry didn't get notifications on replies - just found the responses!)

The 1D2N has much smaller pixel size and lower ISO doesn't it?

On my member page I have a few photos:
http://www.sportsshooter.com/members.html?id=10168

and if you'd like to see some more examples, let me know.

I appreciate the input!
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John Edward Kay, Photographer, Photo Editor
Hamilton | ON | Canada | Posted: 4:54 PM on 10.18.12
->> Someone once said to me 'Used pro beats new consumer every time'

Any time I've been faced with this equipment issue that advice has always panned out well for me.
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer, Photo Editor
PLANET | EARTH | | Posted: 8:32 PM on 10.18.12
->> Someone once said to me "If you want to be known as a professional use professional equipment"
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Mark Sutton, Photographer
Herndon | VA | USA | Posted: 6:43 AM on 10.21.12
->> David,
The MkIIn is built like a tank. It's a professional body that was the best in her day and her day was only a few years ago.
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Jeff Stanton, Photographer
Atlanta | Ga | USA | Posted: 9:16 PM on 10.21.12
->> David, I think the Mark IIN is a good choice too. It is built like a tank and will serve you well. They can be found used from $600-%750 depending on condition. Don't worry about getting the best right now. The 1DX is an awesome camera, but if you're like most of us, you're not made out of money. Buy the best you can afford and make it work.
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David Stembridge, Photographer
Waynesboro | Ga | USA | Posted: 6:14 PM on 11.12.12
->> I appreciate all of the great advise

I found a used D1 Mk3 for $1000 with shutter replace last sumer and regular maintenance via Canon; and have used for several weeks now, I am blown away at the difference!

The only concern is that I can shoot so much faster and my stadium's lighting phase cycles now become much more apparent!

Would love to find some tricks to work around that; but for now will continue shooting RAW and adjust as needed, when needed!
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Stanley Leary, Photographer
Roswell | GA | USA | Posted: 6:29 PM on 11.12.12
->> Not all the lights are equal. Some will cycle and nothing you can do but shoot slower than 1/100 to not catch cycle, but not useful for sports.

I posted a blog on it here
http://blog.stanleyleary.com/2012/05/shooting-under-fluorescent-requires-yo...

Now i just recently shot in a gym that had newer lights and never had any banding or color shift here are those in this blog
http://blog.stanleyleary.com/2012/11/shooting-volleyball-with-nikon-d4-usin...
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Chuck Liddy, Photographer, Photo Editor
PLANET | EARTH | | Posted: 10:48 PM on 11.12.12
->> David, there is NO work around for shooting sports (at high shutter speeds) with cycling lights. you just need to become proficient in PS to fix the 'bad" exposure if it is your best frame.
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David Stembridge, Photographer
Waynesboro | Ga | USA | Posted: 11:02 PM on 11.12.12
->> Thanks Stanley, yeah, I did see that, shooting this football action requires a little faster shutter speed :)

and thank you Chuck also!

I've been pretty pleased on finding a few workable images on the first 2 games.
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