Upload & Sell: Off
As football and soccer season begin I have been thinking about, in addition to my two DSLR bodies, a 7D with a 70-200 and a Mark IV with a 300 on a monopod, carrying a compact camera of some sort.
I presently am having to switch lenses on the 7D to do any wide angle shots such as teams on the bench and crowd or field type of things.
I could carry a third DSLR with the wide zoom mounted but was thinking that the new compacts are getting pretty good and for this type of shot, may do the trick.
For example the Canon G15 has a 1.8 - 2.8 lens and has backed off on the megapixels so as to provide better (relative) high ISO performance. It is also fairly rugged and small enough to just hang off a strap to be ready to be used in a heartbeat.
For a few dollars more, those new mirrorless cameras from Fuji and Olympus provide smoking good pictures that easily rival most DSLRs though not too sure how "tough" or how fast performance wise they are?
Anyways, has anyone tried this approach on the sidelines? Sorry this is pretty much gear related but I am interested in how sports photographers may be using the newer technologies.