- Jan 30, 2014
Had that same Canon Combo gave it up over a year ago. Just too heavy to lug around a park. Just wait for the 1.4 Extender for that Oly lens and you go way beyond the Canon's reach. Try S-AF and predict where your kid will be when he hits the ball you'll get superb images and maybe use high speed shutter to get that shot when the ball just starts off flying off his foot. Practice practice practice.Shots over the past 3 days with a variety of subjects all shot RAW and processed to varying degrees.
I love the size of the lens - the E-M1 + 40-150 combo compared to the 5D3 + 70-300L feels a lot better. So far it's a trade-off - live exposure control with quick focusing vs laser nearly 100% accurate focusing. I don't think I'm giving up much if any image quality in the sports shooting, at least for my current mostly daytime needs. A bit more shadow noise, perhaps, but balance that against me getting more accurate exposures to start with means I have to push the files less. More practice and thinking needed before I put the Canon up for sale.
The Oly E-M1 now with that 40-150 2.8 lens is real rewarding and confirms I made the right choice giving up Canon's beast. Heck I can buy 3 x E-M1's for the price I would get one 5D III ;-)
If you sell your 5D3 now it will still fetch good money, once Canon releases the successor maybe early next year you'll take a much larger hit.