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| p.1 #1 · Advice please - choosing best camera option |
Looking for some advice on what would be the best option for an upgrade.
Probably like most people here it seems like every couple of years I feel the need to upgrade due to issues I discover. E.g. went from the 1000d to the 40d due to wanting better AF and FPS. Now having started going to ice hockey Iím stuck at ISO 3200 which is (for my uses) ok even for print, but it would be nice to have the benefit of new sensors to make this or slightly higher not feel like a compromise and allow faster shutter speeds. Also both of my primes 50mm/1.8 and 300mm/4 have slight focus issues (Yes Iíve tested them on tripod etc) so AMFA is a must.
Iím after a body which will last me for a good number of years without feeling like I need to upgrade (I can ignore just wanting new toys) so I think any of the higher current/new line up would fit the bill
While Iím a big fan of wildlife shots, the majority of my photos are landscape based. This leaves me in a bit of a predicament between a few options:
1) 5d3 Ė from what Iíve read/seen. Itíll do everything exceptionally well. Other than being a little focal length limited, Iíd be able to just use this body for all situations. Will still have 40d if I really need it.
2) 6d Ė Bit of a wildcard as the AF system doesnít seem *that* great with only one cross type but I mainly just use centre point at the moment anyhow. As with 5d3, focal length limited.
3) 5d2 Ė if there are any still available in a few monthsí time. AF & ISO apparently issues, but again, I presume theyíd still be better than my current kit.
4) 7d (or whatever the replacement is if/when it comes out in future) Ė Great for sports/wildlife, crop body so would also invest in a 10-20mm-ish lens. Specifically for 7d have seem complaints about high ISO, but then it should still be better than my current bodies, newer one should be better.
With the full frame options Iíd be buying a 24-105 kit as I think my 28-105 mkII would be a big let-down and my 18-55 IS obviously wonít fit.
I guess the real question is if one isnít a professional, is there any real point in spending the extra on full frame vs crop + wide angle? I donít really take portraits so in my opinion the ability to fully take advantage of shallow DOF isnít too important, but the bigger pixels could be.
Sorry for the similarity of other Ďwhat bodyí threads, but so far my reading hasnít helped me make up my mind.
I hope that makes sense and thanks in advance.