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How many people buy the best equipment they can afford?

Started Aug 13, 2014 | Discussions thread
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How many people buy the best equipment they can afford?
Aug 13, 2014

Maybe it sounds like a silly question.

As forum members, do you simply buy what you can afford or if you can afford more, do you settle for less?

My daughter is starting her sophomore year in high school next spring.

She plays soccer.

I'm trying to justify getting a 1DX by taking money out of my retirement savings.

I have a 7D.  As the second half begins, always shooting around ISO 1600-3200 by the middle of the second half and 3200-6400 during the last 20 minutes.  Using a Canon 70-200 2.8 v 2 with a 1.4 TC.

Are having her soccer memories preserved as images that look fantastic justifiable $$$ or is just OK good enough?

I can make a 7D ISO 3200 image look OK but that is about it.  ISO 6400 is pretty much desperation.  Sure you get something but not something to get excited about.

Anyone else been in this kind of situation?

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