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Jul 30, 2010 10:53 |  #1

Ive been contemplating the switch from my 40D to a 5Dc as I am primarily a landscape shooter. I was all set to go until I thought about hunting season - I absolutely love to grab shots of pheasants on the prairie and grouse in the woods. This type of photography makes up about 2% of the shots I take, but I would really miss it if I could no longer do it. A lot.

As a result, Ive been thinking about the 7D instead. I know most people like this camera for sports and wildlife and any time you mention landscapes, everyone points you to a FF.

So, as a result of this thinking, I have some questions:

-From a landscape shooters perspective, is the 7D even an upgrade over my 40D? I shoot at ISO 100 on a tripod so many of the new features are wasted on me except for when Im shooting gamebirds on the wing during the 3.5 months of bird hunting season. The new LCD would be nice for Live View focusing I guess...

-The 7D must still be a capable camera for landscape, right?

-Care to post your landscapes taken with this cam?

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Jul 30, 2010 10:56 |  #2

Well, it seems, by your own admission, that you're letting 2% dictate your equipment needs. That doesn't sound right to me?

I think it sounds like you'd be best served by a 5D - and then make due with the 2% (Not sure why you think you won't be able to do it, with the 5D)




  
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Jul 30, 2010 11:03 |  #3

I honestly don't have any 7D landscape shots because I tend to use my 5D when I need them, not to say the 7D can't do em... maybe someone else can help you out, sorry =/


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Jul 30, 2010 11:10 |  #4

if you're that into landscapes, why'd you sell your 10-22?
also, landscapes are much more about getting up and getting to a great location with great light than they are about gear. I shoot sunrises with a group of guys here every weekend, and the 5Dii -vs- the K7 -vs- the 7D -vs- the D700 -vs- the rebel etc etc etc, it's funny how similar all our shots will be if we all control the DR the same (filters).

Will the 5Dc be slightly better? Depends on the lens. The 17-40 isn't all that sharp and has some distortion. I always felt it was good enough, but the 10-22 is better. So a 10-22 on a 7D -vs- a 17-40 on a 5D? it'd be very close. A 16-35II on the 5D? The 5D should win. But in prints will you even see a difference? Doubtful. But at 100% it'll be there but who cares?

Anyway, I've had my 7D for about a month now. It's a bit gritty at 100 ISO, but so is/was the 5Dii. The 5Dc is actually BETTER in that regard, but with "only" 12mp, it's a wash when you print the images really. Especially if you run the 7D files through NR. Here are some examples:

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click the links under the pics for more from the same locations/days. I shoot landscapes EVERY weekend, that's just the last three (last weekend was a car race instead where the 7D was fantastic). I make some money on landscapes and do architecture work and I'm shooting a 7D. it's the best all around camera canon makes right now when you have budget concerns (the 1Div is better but $3k more and much bigger). The EF-S lenses (or non canon versions) are great little lenses these days.

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Jul 30, 2010 12:18 |  #6

I don't shoot much in the way of landscapes but here's a few taken in Jan this year on my hols in Mauritius.

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Jul 30, 2010 12:19 |  #7

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Jul 30, 2010 12:44 |  #8

Not nearly as good as those above, but here's one with the 18-55 IS.


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Jul 30, 2010 13:56 as a reply to  @ Orogeny's post |  #10

Orogeny,

Very nice. When were you there? Snow levels look similar to when I was there in late May. There is never enough time there for a photographer - too much to see and capture :)

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Jul 30, 2010 13:58 |  #11

Nice shots everybody... Man, I can't believe it's not butter! (err, I mean a full frame camera) !!!!




  
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Jul 30, 2010 14:04 |  #12

Wow... very nice shots, all of them.

I love the last one from jacobsen1 :D


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Jul 30, 2010 14:05 |  #13

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Orogeny,

Very nice. When were you there? Snow levels look similar to when I was there in late May. There is never enough time there for a photographer - too much to see and capture :)

JH

Thanks JH. I was there at the same time you were - late May. It snowed 4 of the 7 days we were in Yellowstone and 1 of the 2 days we were in Grand Teton.

It was a great time to be there. When we got to Artists Point to shoot the lower falls, we were the only ones there. When we left, there were 3 other photographers there. Priceless!

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Jul 30, 2010 14:18 |  #14

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Well, it seems, by your own admission, that you're letting 2% dictate your equipment needs. That doesn't sound right to me?

I think it sounds like you'd be best served by a 5D - and then make due with the 2% (Not sure why you think you won't be able to do it, with the 5D)

This is very true - although I really do enjoy documenting those moments in the field where I do need the faster AF and "reach". Maybe I could find some way to swing hanging on to my 40D for the hunting stuff.

I'm no pro, nor do I have any delusions of becoming one, so having two bodies seems a little over-indulgent to me - especially when my wife has things she wants, too.

Great shots so far, everyone! Keep 'em coming and thanks again!


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Jul 30, 2010 14:22 |  #15

Like I mentioned in my PM, this is an interesting take and the type of comments I wondered about when I made this post. Thanks for the insight. Unfortunately, Im no closer to a decision.

btw - the 10-22 had to go to fund an emergency surgery for one of my hunting dogs - they always come first. It will be replaced with another UWA when I decide on which body Im going for.

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if you're that into landscapes, why'd you sell your 10-22?
also, landscapes are much more about getting up and getting to a great location with great light than they are about gear. I shoot sunrises with a group of guys here every weekend, and the 5Dii -vs- the K7 -vs- the 7D -vs- the D700 -vs- the rebel etc etc etc, it's funny how similar all our shots will be if we all control the DR the same (filters).

Will the 5Dc be slightly better? Depends on the lens. The 17-40 isn't all that sharp and has some distortion. I always felt it was good enough, but the 10-22 is better. So a 10-22 on a 7D -vs- a 17-40 on a 5D? it'd be very close. A 16-35II on the 5D? The 5D should win. But in prints will you even see a difference? Doubtful. But at 100% it'll be there but who cares?

Anyway, I've had my 7D for about a month now. It's a bit gritty at 100 ISO, but so is/was the 5Dii. The 5Dc is actually BETTER in that regard, but with "only" 12mp, it's a wash when you print the images really. Especially if you run the 7D files through NR.

I shoot landscapes EVERY weekend, that's just the last three (last weekend was a car race instead where the 7D was fantastic). I make some money on landscapes and do architecture work and I'm shooting a 7D. it's the best all around camera canon makes right now when you have budget concerns (the 1Div is better but $3k more and much bigger). The EF-S lenses (or non canon versions) are great little lenses these days.


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