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Best mirrorless camera for sports photography

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Great for street photography in low light when you don't want to push the ISO too much.

I find extremely useful for field sports when the lense is close to heavier than 10lbs. Keeps the camera propped up but don't completely restrict freedom of movement.
 

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Anyone every used a monopod? I have one someone gave me, and I tried it out in the back yard, but somehow it never makes the trip. Handheld or on the Manfrotto tripod.
I used one with the big heavy tele lenses when I used to use 35mm and 6x6 cameras.
All the motor racing pros I know use one all the time out on the circuit, not quite as good as a tripod but much, much handier.
 

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I have tripods too, and I use one when needed.
But I agree with Amir here: most of the time, I don't want to.

For inside shots in dark environment, I sometimes use just a ball head (Arca Swiss P0), without the tripod.
That's enough, most of the time, even to hold my 5DSR with the 11-24. I just find a support and I push the head down with 2 fingers on the bottom.

But stabilization is my preferred option, since it gives me greater freedom and allows more creativity.
Capturing photos, that's like music: there is not just one way to appreciate it.
Hand holding won't be a problem with a lens that wide!
I have "85mm eyes" in thet the view I see in my head is similar to the view I get with a 85 or 90 mm lens on a 35mm camera. For me 35mm is wide angle :)
I do have wider and use them from time to time but they seem to be for special effects with interesting perspective distortion to me rather than photography as such.
 

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