Canon 6D or 7D for indoor sports (volleyball)

Started Feb 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
TTMartin
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Re: Canon 6D or 7D for indoor sports (volleyball)
In reply to TTMartin, Feb 4, 2013

TTMartin wrote:

I shoot sports with a 7D, including volleyball. I would NOT return the camera.

Like I said in my previous post, volleyball is not particularly demanding on the focus system of the camera, nor does it require long focal length lenses (reach) and these are where the 7D excels.

Where volleyball is demanding, is that it is played in poor gymnasium lighting. This is the environment where the 6D is better than the 7D.

If you also plan on shooting softball, baseball, soccer, and football, then get the 7D.

For volleyball, keep the 6D.

This was shot with a Canon 50D which has a similar auto focus system, and just slightly faster frame rate than the Canon 6D.

Canon 50D, Canon 85mm f/1.8, 1/500, f/1.8, ISO 400, AI Servo AF

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