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| p.1 #1 · photographing snowboarders - 5D2 or 1Ds2? |
I see all these posts about winter photography and thus am going to try to shoot something worth contributing this weekend when I'm up at the slopes. I've never shot in the snow so I've been reading up on what to do (like carrying plastic bag for camera when you are transitioning from cold to warm to prevent condensation inside the camera).
I'll likely try to take some action shots as friends ride on their boards. Having said that, do you think i'm better off going w/ the 5D2 or the 1Ds2?
5D2 - advantage is a video feature, better battery life, and also better low light performance. Negatives are weaker focusing system and no weathersealing.
1Ds2 - advantage is better weathersealing and focusing system. Negatives are much heavier and no video. I have three batteries but not sure how these bricks will hold up in the cold weather.
I've never shot in the snow so I'm not sure how good/bad the batteries are in the cold and also if the weathersealing is a big factor. I'm currently leaning towards the 5D2 for it's video capabilities (nice to have) and the weight factor.
I'm planning to bring a small waterproof backpack and hope to get some nice captures with a fisheye, 70-200 f/4 IS (over the 100-400 and the 2.8 versions due to weight), and a wide angle zoom. The plan is likely to shoot early during the day, put my pack away in the afternoon, and then shoot again closer to sunset. I'll have hand warmers to hopefully lengthen battery life, plenty of zip lock baggies, and silica gel packets.