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Aug 11, 2010 18:43 |  #1

well here's my story, i came from a rebel t1i to a 7d. now i feel like i want to go FF and get a 5DmkII. is it really a whole different world coming from crop to FF. i know its one of the many questions ask here in POTN. I feel like i wanna go FF. :cry:




  
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Aug 11, 2010 19:06 |  #2

For me the leap was huge, but I went from a 400d to a 5dc. You already have a very good camera... in some ways superior to the 5dmkII (particularly AF and FPS).

I've found there's a certain look to FF images that you don't get with a crop... the shallower depth of field combined with a slight richness in colour I suppose. Also lenses behave completely differently - my 50mm prime and 70-200 are suddenly so much more useful.


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Aug 11, 2010 19:45 |  #3

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For me the leap was huge, but I went from a 400d to a 5dc. You already have a very good camera... in some ways superior to the 5dmkII (particularly AF and FPS).

I've found there's a certain look to FF images that you don't get with a crop... the shallower depth of field combined with a slight richness in colour I suppose. Also lenses behave completely differently - my 50mm prime and 70-200 are suddenly so much more useful.

yes i know the superiority of the 7d on the 5dmkii. but the thing is after thinking about it, i really dont need the FPS and the AF as much as i would. i found myself taking pics of family and portaits, not sports or action stuff. do you have a 5dC or a mkii?




  
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Aug 11, 2010 20:03 |  #4

Keep your 7d until the 5D mark III drop


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Aug 11, 2010 20:57 |  #5

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Keep your 7d until the 5D mark III drop

You will probably have to wait for a long time if you want to wait for the MIII to drop. Also why wait when the 7D will drop as much or more too.

OP, you got to do what you want. First question you should ask yourself is what is it about the 7D that you are unhappy?




  
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Aug 11, 2010 22:04 |  #6

go in between get a 1d mk III =D




  
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Aug 11, 2010 22:42 as a reply to  @ keileo's post |  #7

Keep the 7D and get a 5D classic.


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Aug 12, 2010 03:26 |  #8

For a long time I couldn't decide whether to go FF or not. At the time I had a 30D and 50D. I sold the 30D to get a little of the money for a 5Dc. I loved the 5Dc so bought a Mk II. After a lot of soul searching I sold the 5Dc and kept the 50D so that I have a crop and FF camera. It took me a long time, but I decided that if I kept the 5Dc, as well as having the Mk II, it would just lie in a cupboard. Just my particular story if it helps you.


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Aug 12, 2010 03:34 |  #9

for me.. i started shooting with the 30D, love it dearly. just got the 5D2 today and FF is a whole different world when using the same 50mm lens. but would i sell my 30D, probably not.. cuz i shoot a lot of fast moving subjects, especially dogs or hyper daughter at play. until i can get the 5D2 down to shoot in those situations, i'll still be more confident in pulling out my 30D.

so, keep your 7D as it's a great camera.. and get a FF if that's what you like. but all in all.. it really depends on what you shoot and your preference.


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Aug 12, 2010 08:31 |  #10

I went from a 10D to a 5D and it was amazing looking through the viewfinder the first few times. Best I can describe it ... my nephew had a 10D, upgraded to a 20D then a 30D and I told himI had bought a 5D. I handed it to him and told him to check it out. His reply was "WOW!!! HOLY $#%T!!! That is ammazing!!!"

And yes, so are the results from the 5D!

I was saving up for the 5DMKII when all the hoopla started about the 7D. I jumped on board, placed my order before they started shipping and waited. Got the 7D and was (still am) amazed by this camera ... BUT ... it's no 5D. I don't do sports photography but the 7D is still great for what I shoot. My camera bag was set up to carry the 7D and a 5D ... great combo to be sure.

Finally got the 5DMKII about a month ago. Only taken about 1000 shots so far but my nephews words do apply to the 5DMKII as well. :lol: The 5DMKII and the 7D make a great combo and will be with me whenever I go out shooting, no matter the subject. I certainly don't need the FPS or the fast AF for most of what I shoot. It's the final results I'm going for and the 5DMKII certainly gives what I want there!


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Aug 12, 2010 08:42 |  #11

As long as you understand what you are giving up for what you are gaining it could be a great move for you. Essentially you are trading a sports car, fast with lots of tech features, for a luxury car. If you dont need the superfast focusing and additional reach of the 7D, then the 5DII is a great way to go.




  
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Aug 12, 2010 18:25 as a reply to  @ gonzogolf's post |  #12

thanks for all the advice guys. now i feel like im gonna have to jump the FF wagon. and open a whole new world in the viewfinder. :lol:




  
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