DSLR and lens for low light action

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Norm Neely Senior Member • Posts: 1,881
Re: DSLR and lens for low light action

Cooper21 wrote:

My shoot went okay last night. I had trouble with my Rebel I'm afraid. Its deosn't shoot very fast.

Rebel vs 40D


there was a delay with the 85mm 1.8. I got what I needed, but not sure if I'll keep it.

You might want to consider applying the 15% Stocking fee towards the purchase of the Canon 40D. Then struggle with your 18-55mm and the 85mm f/2.8 on the 40D while you are saving and increasing your budget For the following.

I would like a zoom I think. 70-200. I know they're expensive though.

Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens 9+ $1,036.50

I think I need to start with a good newer camera body and go from there.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR Camera Body with W-E1 Wi-Fi Adapter Used New $1399

A number of used under a $1000

It does video.

Looks like you might need to increase your budget to $2000 or $2500

Remember the 70-200 also takes care of baseball.

Ps. Get the 70-200 first(use on 40D) then keep saving and get the 7D mark ii

Ps. Trade in the 85mm towards the purchase of the 70-200mm

I think if you don't save for the 70-200 you will be disappointed and be saying I wished I had a 70-200 a lot.   It's your dream lens

Also IMO the 7D mark II is canons best aps-c camera.

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