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| p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · If you had to choose a low-light sports camera -- 1D mkIV or 5D mkIII |
From my personal experience, I wouldn't use 1D IV above ISO 6400 for high quality output (glossy magazines and so). 3200 seems to be the sweet spot for this camera. All tests suggest the 5D3 is better at the sensitivities you're planning to use.
However, keep in mind that shooting soccer with with 5D3 will require a long lens, unless you'll wait for the action to get close to you. Unfortunately, you don't list any gear in your profile. If you own say a 300mm lens and you're happy with it's coverage on sub-FF body, you might be slightly disappointed with it's reach. For example, 300mm on 1D IV has the same angle of view as 400mm lens on FF. The price difference between 300mm f2.8 and 400mm f2.8 is substantial. And if you're currently shooting with 70-200 f2.8 lens, the jump to 300 mm f2.8 will definitely be hard for your wallet/credit card as well.
Of course you can crop your photos in PP, but you might end up with small files.
Edit: I've seen the lens now in another post + plan to upgrade to Sigma 120-300 Sport.
Edited on Aug 18, 2014 at 03:47 PM · View previous versions