Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Macro Talk 
Thread started 03 Apr 2012 (Tuesday) 20:34
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1d 3 vs. 7d

 
Ghostfly
Senior Member
Avatar
341 posts
Joined Jul 2007
     
Apr 03, 2012 20:34 |  #1

Im working on a long term project shooting a range of products - some are .75 cm (and smaller) and others are as big as 9 inches. I use my 5dmk2 for the bigger items and it's great. I've been using a 1d3 with a 100L for the smaller stuff but I end up cropping a lot - say 20-30%. Does anyone have experience with the 1d3 and the 7d? I'm thinking the reach and the extra pixels would help me. I'm trying to hold out for a 1dx (not necessarily for macro) and wanted to save funds. I had a 50d 3-4 years ago and hated it - the noise was awful. Is it worth it to go to a 7d?


http://www.tcgeistphot​ography.com (external link)http://www.flickr.com/​photos/28702407@N05/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
gmillerf
Member
117 posts
Joined Jan 2012
     
Apr 04, 2012 13:36 |  #2

Have you considered extension tubes? The higher end sensors don't just have more pixels, they're usually better in many other respects too. Like less noise, higher light sensitivity, more color depth, and higher linearity. So, I'd try to use the 1D3 at all costs.

There certainly is a point where a less expensive sensor with higher pixel density would be preferable, but it's hard (neigh impossible) to compute that mathematically with so many variables. Comparing two identical photos taken with each side by side is pretty subjective. And it's likely more differences will become prevalent after processing, which is an extremely subjective process.


Greg -- http://www.flickr.com/​photos/79652823@N00/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ghostfly
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
341 posts
Joined Jul 2007
     
Apr 04, 2012 14:04 as a reply to  @ gmillerf's post |  #3

I totally understand and agree with everything you said, thats why I was trying to find someone with both - subjective is a great word


http://www.tcgeistphot​ography.com (external link)http://www.flickr.com/​photos/28702407@N05/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
archer1960
Goldmember
Avatar
4,930 posts
Gallery: 6 photos
Likes: 81
Joined Jul 2010
     
Apr 06, 2012 08:52 |  #4

Get extension tubes on the 1D for the small stuff. Much cheaper and will still give you images as good as the lens and body can produce (no extra glass).


Gripped 7D, gripped, full-spectrum modfied T1i (500D), SX50HS, A2E film body, Tamzooka (150-600), Tamron 90mm/2.8 VC (ver 2), Tamron 18-270 VC, Canon FD 100 f/4.0 macro, Canon 24-105 f/4L,Canon EF 200 f/2.8LII, Canon 85 f/1.8, Tamron Adaptall 2 90mmf/2.5 Macro, Tokina 11-16, Canon EX-430 flash, Vivitar DF-383 flash, Astro-Tech AT6RC and Celestron NexStar 102 GT telescopes, various other semi-crappy manual lenses and stuff.

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Ghostfly
THREAD ­ STARTER
Senior Member
Avatar
341 posts
Joined Jul 2007
     
Apr 07, 2012 07:25 |  #5

Im going to rent or buy a 7d and compare images. I will also take your suggestions and get the tubes. I will post some results as soon as possible. I can't find a comparison in this macro forum section. Thank You for your advice and opinions - exactly what I was looking for.


http://www.tcgeistphot​ography.com (external link)http://www.flickr.com/​photos/28702407@N05/ (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,225 views & 0 likes for this thread
1d 3 vs. 7d
FORUMS Photography Talk by Genre Macro Talk 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.0forum software
version 2.0 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is insurfr
673 guests, 372 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.