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Jan
10
comment 7D or D700 for hockey?
And a note on the ISO performance of the 7D....it's good, but after I used the D700 there was absolutely no chance I could settle for the 7D. It's in another league when it comes to ISO, just as the 7D may be in another league in regards to speed. Just depends what you need / can work better with.
Jan
10
comment 7D or D700 for hockey?
I've had very few problems, if any at all, with the D700 AF. It can be a touch slow at times, but I put most of the blame on myself for not using the camera efficiently / using AF-lock, etc. If I get a blurry shot when doing my hockey, it's much more likely that it's because I missed my target with my auto-focus point selection than because the camera is not keeping up. I did a cheerleading comp with miserable lighting and had no trouble with AF. I used a 7D for a couple hockey games and loved its speed, though at times found it TOO fast and jumpy. But again, that's more my fault than the 7D's
Sep
15
comment 7D or D700 for hockey?
The lower MP of the D700 does scare me a bit, as I know I will have to crop a decent amount. I was hoping the large pixels will help this, but maybe not? I'm not at all impressed with the DMII for the price and what I would use it for, and the DMIII is well outside my budget. Especially considering I am able to get a new D700 for $1,600 because of a connection I have. I just found that out today, and I REALLY think that tips the scales enough to forget about getting any other camera. Still going to test out the 7D in 2 weeks though.
Sep
15
comment 7D or D700 for hockey?
Thanks for posting that link. I like that it shows the specs of the lenses on specific cameras. Very helpful! Also kind of funny that just for the hell of it I rented a 16-35mm f/2.8 for this weekend to see what I can do with it at a hockey game, and the "sports" rating for that lens according to dxomark.com is "not applicable". Hmm, rookie mistake? haha I didn't have high hopes anyway, but we'll see what happens! :-)
Sep
15
comment 7D or D700 for hockey?
Thanks for the response Itai. I really don't like the idea of a 95% viewfinder either, but you make a good point about generally having to leave extra room in the frame when doing sports photography. I guess all things considered this is pretty low on the priority list. For most of the hockey that I do right now I am able to get right up against the boards, and sometimes even in the bench or penalty boxes (which means I don't have to shoot through the plexiglass...very nice!), so I can probably do without the 300mm even on a full-frame. I think? I will check out that Sigma though
Sep
15
comment 7D or D700 for hockey?
Honestly I wasn't even aware there was an AF-S version, I've only seen the D until now. Thanks for pointing that out. I've heard great things about the motor of the D700 though...would this do anything to help compensate should I not get the S version lens?
Sep
14
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Sep
14
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