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| p.1 #1 · 5DIII + 1.4 TC for Action Photos (?) |
Hi - I'm looking to finally upgrade my 40D, and have been seriously considering the 5D3. One of the main reasons for the upgrade is the oncoming HS football season and taking pictures of my son's team. The 40D just doesn't cut it under the lights, and I want a body with better low light and AF capabilities. I've also considered the 1D4 as a possibility, but since I don't need the burst rate, it's only real advantage for me is the crop factor. I'd like this replacement to be an all purpose camera, not just for sports, and the 5D3 seems to fit the bill better other than the crop factor.
I was reading a birding forum where the author preferred the 5D3 over the 1D4 for 90% of his shots. He used a TC with the 5D3 when needed for extra reach, and only went to the 1D4 with a TC when he really needed to max things out. I was wondering if the same couldn't also be done for action sports like football; the 5D3 is suppose to have almost a one stop ISO advantage over the 1D4, and a 1.4 TC costs one stop, so could it just be a wash? I know this is probably a compromise and not ideal, but has anyone tried this and are the results acceptable?
Thanks for the help!