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    Quote Originally Posted by Reportage View Post
    can compare also K20D 21fps burst mode.
    Different brand leh. But quite sure sure kana a few good shots at 21fps. Not sure about IQ though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3in1c View Post
    A premium fast lens need a FF body to fully utilize its abilities. Not that it cant perform on a cropped body, but dont expect the same IQ, AF speed.
    Are you sure? Using a cropped body gives you more magnification because of the cropped factor, which is useful for sports! Furthermore, the cropped sensor uses the sweet spot of the lens. AF speed for D300 vs D700 is the same, unless you're talking about the two stop ISO advantage of the D700 over the D300.
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    anw out of curiosity.. Everytime i saw a sports events like soccer or Olympics.. i realize that most camera's are using canon. is something go to do with sponsorship or personal

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    Quote Originally Posted by matjepun View Post
    anw out of curiosity.. Everytime i saw a sports events like soccer or Olympics.. i realize that most camera's are using canon. is something go to do with sponsorship or personal
    i might be wrong so pls correct me if i am.

    my guess is that when canon came up with the 1D II, its superior fps (8.5fps at 8.2MP) made it unbeatable when it comes to shooting sports (nikon D2x came out later than that IIRC), so most news agencies switched over to the canon system..over the years, it'd be cheaper to stick to the same system as old lenses can still be used on newer bodies.

    though i believe that there are still individuals in AP/AFP/etc that still stick to nikon even though their company uses canon

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    To expand on +evenstar's comment, I think Canon also had better noise control at higher iso a few years ago. Higher fps and better noise control are ideal tools for sporting events. Also the extensive line-up of lenses by Canon helped.

    Nikon's current line up has definitely shaken things up though. But switching over when you are heavily invested in lenses does take some second thoughts.

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    Dunno if i should be saying this here.... But i heard that SPH have since switched to nikon shortly after the D3 was launched.... (that's abt a yr back or so)

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    Quote Originally Posted by evo-lution View Post
    Dunno if i should be saying this here.... But i heard that SPH have since switched to nikon shortly after the D3 was launched.... (that's abt a yr back or so)
    So is it better to go towards Nikon to stay current with the trend??

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    Quote Originally Posted by evo-lution View Post
    Dunno if i should be saying this here.... But i heard that SPH have since switched to nikon shortly after the D3 was launched.... (that's abt a yr back or so)
    not true. only a handful are using the D3. most are on canon 1D III

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3in1c View Post
    A premium fast lens need a FF body to fully utilize its abilities. Not that it cant perform on a cropped body, but dont expect the same IQ, AF speed.
    a load of BS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    a load of BS.
    Then tell us why instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by matjepun View Post
    So is it better to go towards Nikon to stay current with the trend??
    Quote Originally Posted by +evenstar View Post
    not true. only a handful are using the D3. most are on canon 1D III
    Like I said, I heard.... So I not too sure myself oso. As for personal experience, Nil, I don't do sports. But I would someday like to try thou. As for both cameras, never try before.... Eh, well, I did get a chance to play with the 1DsMKIII for a couple of minutes very fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by 3in1c View Post
    Then tell us why instead.
    Canon 1d, 1d mk II, Nikon D2h, D2x, D2hs, D2Xs, etc were all cameras with cropped sensors used by professional sports shooters in the past. And they all managed to capture great pictures. Currently there are also professional shooters using the D300 (a cropped sensor camera) either as a main or backup to shoot sports.
    To make a statement that "you need a FF camera to fully maximize a large aperture lens" is misleading. There is more to shooting sports than just having a larger sensor camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elessar View Post
    Canon 1d, 1d mk II, Nikon D2h, D2x, D2hs, D2Xs, etc were all cameras with cropped sensors used by professional sports shooters in the past. And they all managed to capture great pictures. Currently there are also professional shooters using the D300 (a cropped sensor camera) either as a main or backup to shoot sports.
    To make a statement that "you need a FF camera to fully maximize a large aperture lens" is misleading. There is more to shooting sports than just having a larger sensor camera.
    very well explained.. i agree its all about the user than the machine..

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