Because sometimes it is the most suitable tool for the job. For many shooters, this meets a need and they buy it.
The following cameras are among those I have at my disposal:
- EOS 5D Mark III
- EOS 5D Mark II
- EOS 7D Mark II
I use them all regularly. The one I use for a specific task depends on the one that gives me the best chance of getting the image that I want or the combination of these that gives me the best overall configuration of which I am I need to photograph an event.
In general, I shoot often with a two-camera configuration. J & # 39; have:
- an EF 70-200mm f / 2.8 L IS II on the 7D Mark II (This lens "lives" on this camera.They are rarely separated.)
- an EF 24-105mm f / 4 L IS on the 5D Mark III
- an EF 24-70mm f / 2.8L on the 5D Mark III.
I could also have an EF 17-40mm f / 4 on the 5D Mark II if I needed it or if I want a wider cover. Or maybe I will launch a quick start on the 5DII.
It works well for sports and other events when there is a minimum of light that allows about 3200 ISO (or less), f / 2.8 (or narrower) and 1/500 second (or faster).
If the light is too dim for the 70-200 / 2.8 to work on the APS-C 7DII, it's time to remove the fast focus lenses and use the two FF housings when selecting the : EF 135mm f / 2, EF 85mm f / 1.8, EF 50mm f / 1.4 or one third 35mm f / 2.
The combination of EOS 7D Mark II and EF 70-200mm f / 2.8 gives me the same "reach" capability and the same low brightness as a FF camera and that A lens 115-320mm f / 2.8. The closest thing is the Sigma 120-300mm f / 2.8, which runs around $ 3,600. It's still a bargain compared to the Canon EF 300mm f / 2.8 IS II ($ 6,100), which is the cheapest option that Canon offers from f / 2.8 to 300mm. $ 3,600, it's more than 70-200 / 2,8 and 7D II combined.
While the performance of the noise sensors is low, the EF 70-200mm f / 2.8 L IS II at 200mm is also quite accurate as the Sigma 120-300mm f / 2.8 at 300 mm give images at 200mm on a 1.6X framing that are just as sharp as the 300mm Sigma on a FF body with the same resolution as possible. Of course, the 70-200 / 2.8 is even sharper on an FF camera, but not after reframing it from the same angle as an APS-C camera. Most of the time, it's more than enough for web distribution at typical image sizes.