Worried Man 1:07am, 13 April 2012
I have a 24-70 2.8 and am looking to get either of these two.
7D w/70-200 f/4
50D w/70-200 f/2.8

Which should i choose. I do portraits and action of the horse jumping kind. Thank you all in advance.
BoldPuppy 6 years ago
Indoor or outdoor?
Worried Man 6 years ago
nickphotorx 6 years ago
60D with 70-200 f/2.8
Go with the f2.8, the f4 won't be fast enough in most arenas. Even the f2.8 may not be fast enough sometimes.

Also consider the 135mm f2.0L, it's faster and will give a good range indoors especially if you are close to the floor. With a 1.4x Tele, you'll have a 270mm f2.8.
Hbie 6 years ago
For indoors you could look at a 85 f1.8 and 135 f2 about the same price as the 70-200 f2.8, for horses the 7D might be better, buy what you need.
Jim Austin Jimages PRO 6 years ago
Canon 135mm EF 2.0 L . in the bag solutions is in the bullseye.

Then, if the 50D is less expensive than the 7D, you can get it and spend more on the L lens
Grey World 6 years ago
I'd be tempted by the 7D
ThierryLyles 6 years ago
ahagelberg PRO 6 years ago
The lens is much more important than the camera so if you're choosing between spending more money on the camera or the lens, always go for the expensive lens. It's usually the lens that limits the quality of a photo and not the camera. Also the camera will age and need replacing sooner or later, but a good lens will always be good.
Four Winds Photo 6 years ago
I'm confused. Your most recent jumping picture is with a 50D. And you were at 100 F/2 so you clearly have that prime. Which is my all time favorite indoor lens for horse shows. With the 50D and 100 F/2 you've got a great combo for indoor equine events.

Did you borrow or rent this combo? Or do you own them and are considering making the change to a 7D?

To answer your question, the 70-200 F/4 is absolutely worthless indoors for horse shows unless you use flash.

I haven't used a 7D so can't make comparative statements. I do have a 50D. But I can't see the 7D offering enough benefits to justify the additional expense.
7D with 70-200 f2.8
I have both 50D and 7D and find the 7D to out perform the 50D in bad/low light, but the 70-200 f2.8 is a must for indoor sports, the f4 just will not let enough light in.
BMPHOTO| 6 years ago
7d with 135L
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