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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


Hello all,

So in a few months I want to make a big purchase on a lens or body.
Looking at either a 5d3 or 300 2.8 IS.

Ive started doing a lot more sports, which is why Ive been looking at the 300.
But, Im sick of my 60d and would really like to grab a 5d3 as a nice upgrade.
There is a chance that I will be teaming up with a DJ for sounds/photos at indoor events too, which is another reason for the 5d3.
I have a 17-35 2.8, 24-70 2.8, and 70-200 2.8 so my other lenses are pretty set and would be great for FF.
Haven't been one for primes cause I cant afford to buy all the ones Id want!

Any suggestions/help would be much appreciated. I just can't make up my mind.



Jan 20, 2013 at 02:27 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


What proportion of your shooting would be sports vs. DJ stuff? If it's a lot of sports a 1D3 might be a good "budget" choice for a sports body and wouldn't draw too much money from a 300.

I think if you are really serious about the sports and are shooting them a lot a 300 is a must.




Jan 20, 2013 at 02:54 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


I'll second a 1D3, they can be had for around $1000 on the B&S boards right now and would still be great for events and sports.


Jan 20, 2013 at 02:58 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


The 5D3 would help lots more for the indoor DJ stuff of course.

Both would help a lot for sports.

For sports I guess I'd go 300 2.8 before 5D3, although the 60D certainly will miss quite a few more shots than a 5D3 no doubt.

I suppose you could get 5D3 now and use it for DJ/indoors stuff and then get a used 300 f/4 non-IS for field sports (hopefully no night games, or only pro-parks if there are night games) and then sell off the 300 f/4 for the 2.8 whenever you eventually can?

Or you could try the 1D3 thing being mentioned if you could also get the 300 2.8 with that, but that might be too much.



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:01 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


agree with anders that for field sports a 300 is a must.

a 1D3 is a great upgrade from you 60d.



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:03 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


I have both a 5D-3 and 300 f2.8IS... if I had to choose one, I'd choose the lens. While the 5D-3 is the best camera I have ever owned (and I've owned nearly 30 cameras from large format film to pro-series DSLR's) I'd rather have a lesser body and a "best" lens than the other way around. I bought my 300 f2.8IS in an "8" condition for $3000 in 2008. I think you could find a similar lens for nearly the same price... maybe $3150 in today's market (I'd say that's the value of my lens). Once you have that, sell your 60D and get a 7D or 1DIII. I actually prefer the 7D to the 1DIII... I've had them both at the same time and prefer the resolution on the 7D to the 1DIII... but that's a different can of worms.

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Jan 20, 2013 at 03:05 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


5DIII. Can you stretch for a used 400 5.6 too?


Jan 20, 2013 at 03:23 AM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


Its either going to be one or the other.
As much as Id love the 300.. I think I may have to settle for using the 70-200 with a 1.4x.
I feel like the 5d3 would help me a lot as a whole. While the 300 is specifically only being used for a few things.



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:27 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


andbott723 wrote:
Its either going to be one or the other.
As much as Id love the 300.. I think I may have to settle for using the 70-200 with a 1.4x.
I feel like the 5d3 would help me a lot as a whole. While the 300 is specifically only being used for a few things.


which 70-200 2.8?
IS II?
If not you still might want to pick up a 300 f/4 non-IS used for $600-700ish, you can probably eventually sell it down the line for not too much lost since it definitely works better than the other 70-200 2.8+1.4x TC for sports.




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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


It is the IS mk1.
I wouldn't have the $ for the 300 f4.



Jan 20, 2013 at 03:40 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


How much do you have to spend?


Jan 20, 2013 at 03:52 AM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


Depends on if I get hired for a lot of shoots or not.
(Im a highschool student)
Probably around $3000. If I know I want the 300 than Ill find the extra money for it.



Jan 20, 2013 at 04:02 AM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


how about a 1D4?

i have never shot with a 5D3 and i trust it is a great body. but i have shot with the 1D4 and for sports it was great. and you get some reach with the 1.3x sensor.

just a thought?



Jan 20, 2013 at 04:12 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


One other option would be to shop for a 300 2.8 non-IS and a 1D3. Probably be a few hundred over $3000 total. Of course there are the usual considerations about buying an old 300 such as repairs, but these can still be done through places like Midstate. This would get you a killer sports setup.

But, if you really need the high ISO capabilities or just a new body to help you get creative, then maybe the 5D3 is your ticket.

For me, it would come down to weighing up whether a 1-series, a 300, or a FF fulfills the most of my needs at the moment.

I too remember this dilemma when I was a high school student (about 5 years ago!)... back then it was about affording a lowly 1D2!



Jan 20, 2013 at 04:31 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


I have thought about the 1d4. But I feel like the 5d3 is better for me.


Jan 20, 2013 at 04:46 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


What is the limitation in the current setup for your sports / DJ work ? It sounds like your mind is made up to get the 5DIII, but if you are having to super stretch to get either, why not continue with your current gear and see how it does for you?


Jan 20, 2013 at 04:55 AM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


Zander Alberts wrote:
One other option would be to shop for a 300 2.8 non-IS and a 1D3. Probably be a few hundred over $3000 total. Of course there are the usual considerations about buying an old 300 such as repairs, but these can still be done through places like Midstate. This would get you a killer sports setup.

But, if you really need the high ISO capabilities or just a new body to help you get creative, then maybe the 5D3 is your ticket.

For me, it would come down to weighing up whether a 1-series, a 300, or a FF fulfills
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Ive used the IS version a few times and love it.
The non IS scares me that it cant be repaired.
My 17-35 2.8, is non canon repairable and it bothers me a lot. Im always being super careful with it.



Jan 20, 2013 at 04:56 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · 5D3 or 300 2.8?


thedutt wrote:
What is the limitation in the current setup for your sports / DJ work ? It sounds like your mind is made up to get the 5DIII, but if you are having to super stretch to get either, why not continue with your current gear and see how it does for you?


Having trouble with indoor spaces with 17mm on 1.6x sensor sometimes.
Would love to have higher ISO too. Having 17mm to 200mm with f/2.8 have been a huge help, but the ISO on the 60d isn't that great past like 3200 IMO.
Both the 300 and 5d3 are kind of a stretch... but so was buying the L lenses Ive stocked up.

I just save my money and eventually it adds up
My hope is to have both the 300 and a 5d3 by the time I graduate HS!
For now though I do think Im leaning towards the 5d3.
In the meantime Im going to concentrate more on photos than gear
Still have some saving up to do.



Jan 20, 2013 at 05:07 AM





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