Thinking of uprgrade: 7D+70-200 for indoor kid soccer

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janosikkopac Junior Member • Posts: 27
Thinking of uprgrade: 7D+70-200 for indoor kid soccer


I am currently owning a Canon 7D. My son started playing soccer indoor/outdoor. Especially indoors, the light conditions are quite poor.

I borrowed a canon 70-200 f2.8 IS mk II and have been totally blown away by the pictures I got.

However, in poor light, I have to tune ISO up to 1600 to get reasonable shutter speeds. 7D is quite noisy at this setting, so this is where my question comes:

- is upgrade to newer model worth it? I have tried to compare the test pictures between 7D, 7D mark II and 80D and could see some improvement, however, I am missing some real world experience

- if yes, I read also in DP review here that 80D is better in high-ISO noise reduction than 7D mark II - but 7D m2 shoud have much better autofocus for sports photography

So - is an upgrade really worth it? If yes - to which model? I know about 6D, but the I would need to replace all other lenses and lose the APSC extra reach (70-200 on APSC is exactly the zoom I need)

And second question: I should return the beatiful 70-200 lens and get my own. I can get 70-200f2.8 ISII for approx. 1500EUR and 70-200f2.8 nonIS for approx. 1000EUR. Are these 500EUR extra really worth it if I do not need IS for action photos? Is the IQ really better? And the autofocusing: is it the same?

Thanks for all the ideas in advance.

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