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5D classic birder to crop, which body?

 
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Dec 30, 2010 18:00 |  #1

Hi guys

As the title says, I have been using a 5D & feel the need for reach as a birder
Cant justify or afford more than one body, wondering which one to get

Not in to video, so that is not a consideration
My longest lens is a 400 5.6L

Good image quality at iso 800 is a must
I will need to get a grip also, too used to having one

What would you guys reccomend ?


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Dec 30, 2010 18:14 |  #2

Canon 7D ;).




  
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Dec 30, 2010 18:26 |  #3

+1

Best 1.6 crop AF system - also has "spot AF" that allows you to AF better on birds behind branches (and not get fooled so much by the nearby branches). Has highest pixel density, currently, therefore more pixels per duck (if that's what you mean by reach!)


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Dec 30, 2010 18:45 |  #4

What if we throw in a I D Mk III in to the mix ?


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Dec 30, 2010 19:36 |  #5

Better build etc and better AF but far fewer pixels per duck.


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Dec 30, 2010 19:40 |  #6

Get a 7D drama - how's it going by the way?

You can get a 7d refurb through the Canon Loyalty program for under $1200. I just got mine today - had to test drive one for myself. ;)


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Dec 30, 2010 20:00 |  #8

Knotty By Nature wrote in post #11544185 (external link)
While the 7D is easily the best 1.6x body thus far,I'd prefer a D2N or 3 to it,for the application cited.

It's all about the AF

I think the 7d's AF is up there with the 1d2 and 1d3 or at least very close, plus the 7d has better high ISO performance compared with the 1d2 and better "reach" with the 1.6X crop and 18mp than the 1d3.


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Dec 30, 2010 20:51 |  #10

versedmb wrote in post #11544157 (external link)
Get a 7D drama - how's it going by the way?

You can get a 7d refurb through the Canon Loyalty program for under $1200. I just got mine today - had to test drive one for myself. ;)

Going good & you :)
So the consensus is the 7D, have a A70 for the Canon Loyalty Program
Any one looking for a mint babied gripped 5D with less than 10 K clicks


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Dec 30, 2010 21:13 |  #11

Doing fine Drama, glad to hear your doing well.


A few posts you might find interesting from some well known birders regarding the 7d ....

http://forums.dpreview​.com …19&thread=34898​049&page=1 (external link)

http://forums.dpreview​.com …19&thread=33281​338&page=1 (external link)

http://www.pbase.com/l​iquidstone/prod7d (external link)

http://www.pbase.com/l​iquidstone/candaba0204​10 (external link)


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Dec 30, 2010 21:44 as a reply to  @ versedmb's post |  #12

Thanks for the links, very useful :)


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Dec 30, 2010 23:44 |  #13

Go for the 7D.
Canon got it right with this one.


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Dec 31, 2010 01:28 |  #15

7D is the best solution out there I guess, other than D300s by Nikon.


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