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Looking at 5DmkIV for sports
Paul Bobenmoyer, Photographer
Cheyenne | Wy | USA | Posted: 11:13 AM on 04.14.17
->> All,

Newb question...

I have looked through threads to see if anyone has posted reviews on 5D mkIV for sports. I have read reviews but they have been not so much sports shooting dedication, rather than all encompassing. I have a 7dmkiI and not liking my shots, After much review asking questions changing setting my shots still end up soft especially my night football games. So i am concluding its operator error but weighing options at upgrading to full frame. I know the mkIV is slower at 7fps, but how does it hold up during a football, baseball etc shoot. I know experience plays huge and being new just trying to look at options. Or should i save more for a 1DX?

I know if its operator error a new body will not correct my problem so more trial and error will be taking place. But those are the two I am considering. Just looking to get hands on experience from field shooters. Thanks much in advance...

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Peyton Williams, Photographer
Chapel Hill | NC | USA | Posted: 2:52 PM on 04.16.17
->> Paul, my experience comes from using a 1Dx and 1Dx Mk II so my opinion is couched in that comparison. For me, the auto focus on the 5D IV just could not keep up and I found myself unsatisfied with it. It was not "locking on" quickly enough for me to be happy with it as a sports camera. Beyond action photography, however, I absolutely love it. I use it frequently for studio work or other non-action applications.

If you have never used a 1Dx or 1Dx II body you may be quite pleased with the 5D IV, however. I would recommend seeing if a colleague can let you borrow theirs.
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Paul Bobenmoyer, Photographer
Cheyenne | Wy | USA | Posted: 10:20 PM on 04.17.17
->> Thank you Peyton! I guess I am gonna have to just bite the bullet and get a 1DX. I have not used it yet, but the folks i know that have or own one, they love them. So will keep an eye out for used ones on here and Ebay and hope to find the right deal. Thank you again for the input, greatly appreciated!
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