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Aug 01, 2010 03:49 |  #1

yes, it's yet another 7D vs. 5D Mk ii thread. I currently have a 5Dc and a 7D. I'm finding that more and more I turn to the 5Dc and the 7D sits at home. Lately I have been dreaming of the 5D Mk ii because I'm so in love with full frame. Do you guys think I would regret selling the 7D to fund a Mark ii? I do shoot action (dogs) but I find myself reaching for the 5D even in those situations because I like the look of the images so much more. Do I even need the Mk ii if I have the Classic? I definitely want to keep 2 bodies, but it's killing me that I have this very expensive camera that only sees the light maybe 20% of the time. Decisions decisions.


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Aug 01, 2010 04:34 |  #2

It really depends what you shoot - the 5D Mk II is a fantastic camera (my favourite), I use it for most things except shooting birds or moving action (7D rules in that area)


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Aug 01, 2010 04:42 |  #3

Whitlam wrote in post #10640470 (external link)
It really depends what you shoot - the 5D Mk II is a fantastic camera (my favourite), I use it for most things except shooting birds or moving action (7D rules in that area)

I shoot mainly people (lifestyle type stuff), nature shots, urban, landscapes, and the action at the local dog park. I think the dog park is the only thing that's giving me pause, but like I said above, most of the time I take the 5D anyway because I like its images so much more.


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Aug 01, 2010 05:02 |  #4
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I am also tempted by the 5DMKII, not so long ago I made a thread, I personally love the idea of a reasonable priced full frame camera, though I am not tempted to switch to video




  
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Aug 01, 2010 05:34 |  #5

Put it that way:

If you can live only with the 5D you can live with only the 7D - if the 5D's AF is good enough for your sports shots - then the 5D MK II will be too.

On the other hand, what about selling the 5D to fund a 5D MK II?
That would mean ideally you could have 2 bodies - both set up for a specific task - because the 7D is better for sports.


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Aug 01, 2010 05:59 as a reply to  @ DetlevCM's post |  #6

Do it. You'll have no regrets whatsoever.




  
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Aug 01, 2010 06:03 |  #7

eye2i wrote in post #10640623 (external link)
Do it. You'll have no regrets whatsoever.


i was in the same position as you and i bought one

i love it..

as nike says "just do it"


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Aug 01, 2010 06:42 as a reply to  @ dynamitetony's post |  #8

5Dmk2 rocks - go for it


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Aug 01, 2010 07:03 |  #9

I had the same setup before I moved to the 5dII. Do it. You'll not regret it.


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Aug 01, 2010 07:36 |  #10

TheMaggedy wrote in post #10640417 (external link)
yes, it's yet another 7D vs. 5D Mk ii thread. I currently have a 5Dc and a 7D. I'm finding that more and more I turn to the 5Dc and the 7D sits at home. Lately I have been dreaming of the 5D Mk ii because I'm so in love with full frame. Do you guys think I would regret selling the 7D to fund a Mark ii? I do shoot action (dogs) but I find myself reaching for the 5D even in those situations because I like the look of the images so much more. Do I even need the Mk ii if I have the Classic? I definitely want to keep 2 bodies, but it's killing me that I have this very expensive camera that only sees the light maybe 20% of the time. Decisions decisions.

What about the 5d makes you use it so much more? Is I the shallower dof? the abilitlyto use wide fast glass? More dynamic range? Curious.


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Aug 01, 2010 10:20 as a reply to  @ ilumo's post |  #11

I've got a 5D, 7D and just purchased the 5DMKII. I too prefered the 5D over the 7D and would usually take along both when I went off to shoot whatever I wanted to shoot.

Still, at times I regreted getting the 7D because I was so close to getting the 5DMKII last year but was swept up with all the talk of the 7D. Not disappointed in the least with the 7D but there's just something about the 5D ... maybe a lot of things :D ... that keeps it a step up over the 7D. And I have no plans on getting rid of the 7D ... it's a great camera.

So I got the 5DMKII a few weeks back and to be honest ... from the little I've been able to use it, it blows me away. I do not shoot a lot of action photos even though I do spend time shooting my 8 Labs doing whatever it is they happen to be doing, but from what I've found, the AF is fast and accurate and I have no problem getting "action" shots ... not 8 per second like the 7D but that's an entire different opinion as far as I'm concerned.

Shot a few hundred photos (and a number of videos) at a dog show yesterday. The lighting in there was AWFUL! Never been to a dog show with such terrible lighting. Cranked up the 5DMKII to 6400 and all in all, got some pretty good shots.

For me, I'd choose the 5DMKII over the 7D without hesitation ... FF, IQ, "real" WA! ... though I see the two as a great combination, possibly swaping the 7D with a 5Dc depending on what I'm shooting.

These aren't award winners by any means but here are a couple random shots I just picked. Shot a dog show last december with better lighting using the 7D and was just as happy with what I got. First one is cropped & resized, 2nd one is just resized.

I started with my 24-70 f/2.8 then switched to the 70-200 f/2.8 L IS and was able to get all the shots I needed, ringside. Couldn't do that with the 7D / 70-200 combo last December.

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Aug 01, 2010 10:55 |  #12

Seems like everyone is telling me to "do it." I think I will because the 7D is an expensive toy to have lying around. Great advice, all! Thank you - JR


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Aug 01, 2010 11:44 |  #13

TheMaggedy wrote in post #10641403 (external link)
Seems like everyone is telling me to "do it." I think I will because the 7D is an expensive toy to have lying around. Great advice, all! Thank you - JR

I am not sure I would consider the 7D a toy, it is a fantastic camera. I believe what makes the biggest difference in the photography is the man behind the camera, then glass, then body.
I have to believe there is not that much difference in producing quality images from either body with the right glass and hands.


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Aug 01, 2010 11:59 |  #14

PhoenixPhotography wrote in post #10641620 (external link)
I am not sure I would consider the 7D a toy, it is a fantastic camera. I believe what makes the biggest difference in the photography is the man behind the camera, then glass, then body.
I have to believe there is not that much difference in producing quality images from either body with the right glass and hands.

I didn't mean toy in the way it sounded. I've just come to like full frame so much more that I rarely reach for the 7D, and that's an expensive "body" to have lying dormant. Anyway, I found someone who wants to trade this morning. I am so excited!


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Aug 01, 2010 12:15 as a reply to  @ 5x5 photography's post |  #15
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You have two very nice cameras. If you love the classic, then I'd push for the 5Dm2, but I would not get rid of the 7D =/ the AF/fps is worth keeping you never know when you are going to use it. You have the best of both worlds if you get the combination.

I'd say sell the 5D classic, and save some money for the 5Dm2




  
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