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Is 7D a good addition to my current setup for wedding.

 
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Mar 14, 2011 15:10 |  #16

nathen2004 wrote in post #12018324 (external link)
Also, for 2nd body, which body goes well with 5DII? A 7D? Someone suggested the 60D? How about a 5D classic? Or even the older 40D? The thing is, I will probably only using it for those wedding sessions. On my own time, I will always pick up my 5DII.

If you're just looking for an inexpensive backup body, I'd probably go for a 40D. The main controls on the top are laid out similarly to your 5D MKII (unlike a 5D classic, where they're all different).

For me, ease of use is one of the most important to me during a wedding - the last thing I want to be doing is fumbling around the controls of a camera I'm not used to.


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Mar 14, 2011 15:20 |  #17

nathen2004 wrote in post #12018324 (external link)
Also, for 2nd body, which body goes well with 5DII? A 7D? Someone suggested the 60D? How about a 5D classic? Or even the older 40D? The thing is, I will probably only using it for those wedding sessions. On my own time, I will always pick up my 5DII.

For crop body, I should probably stick my 135L to it and let that cover the long end, right?

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If you're just looking for an inexpensive backup body, I'd probably go for a 40D. The main controls on the top are laid out similarly to your 5D MKII (unlike a 5D classic, where they're all different).

For me, ease of use is one of the most important to me during a wedding - the last thing I want to be doing is fumbling around the controls of a camera I'm not used to.

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I've come to realize that my 40D is pretty much all the camera I need for high end wedding photography.

Taken from another thread:

Here are some random 40D wedding shots I've pulled from my previous posts:

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It has a surprising amount of dynamic range too... better than my old 5D:
http://www.nightandday​photo.ca …Dweddings/16460​7_9703.jpg (external link)


Like I said... I believe my 40D is still outgunning my skill. I'm still trying to get the most out of it.

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Mar 14, 2011 16:16 as a reply to  @ picturecrazy's post |  #18

Wow. Those are amazing. 40D is quite cheap now too.

What do you guys think about an all-prime setup though? Somehow I find myself more creative with primes.


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Mar 14, 2011 16:23 |  #19

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What do you guys think about an all-prime setup though? Somehow I find myself more creative with primes.

Use what you're comfortable with.


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Mar 14, 2011 17:36 |  #20

want to keep it cheap? get the 40D
want to keep it cheap and maintain a similar menu system? get the 50D


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Mar 14, 2011 17:43 |  #21

timnosenzo wrote in post #12019241 (external link)
Use what you're comfortable with.

I have both the 60D and the 7D bodies for my wedding shooting. I will have a lens on each body, so I can get to whatever focal legnth that I may need fairly quickly. It's nice to have two bodies with interchangeble asscy's. The only drawback that I have found so far is that the memory cards are different. Guess I can't have everythig perfect.:(:(


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Mar 14, 2011 17:45 |  #22

JChin wrote in post #12019752 (external link)
want to keep it cheap? get the 40D
want to keep it cheap and maintain a similar menu system? get the 50D

I'm pretty sure the 40D and 50D have pretty similar menu systems.

They're marginally different, but I don't think they'd trip anyone up too bad

http://www.dpreview.co​m …ws/canoneos40d/​page11.asp (external link)

http://www.dpreview.co​m …ws/canoneos50d/​page11.asp (external link)

IMO the only reason to go for the 50D over the 40D would be the LCD.


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Mar 14, 2011 17:48 |  #23

If you can't afford a new 7D, the 40D is good. I have both, and I rarely pick up the 40D. The 7D colors are much better, IMO and the AF is wonderful. I use the 5D2 and 7D about 60% to 40% at events, having both on me all the time. If you don't use your 2nd camera body this way, don't spend the money on the 7D.


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Mar 14, 2011 18:02 |  #24

nathen2004 wrote in post #12018324 (external link)
Thanks for all the input! Just picked up a 580 EX II from Buy/Sell forum.

Might suggest you look into getting the Canon battery pack for the flash. Cuts down flash recyle to a fraction of the wait. Nothing worse than asking everyone to pose and then expecting them to wait for the flash to recharge!

Also, for 2nd body, which body goes well with 5DII? A 7D?

7D is a very good backup in my opinion ... prefer it over the 5D (not over the 5DMKII though :) )


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Mar 17, 2011 09:39 |  #25

timnosenzo wrote in post #12019819 (external link)
I'm pretty sure the 40D and 50D have pretty similar menu systems.

They're marginally different, but I don't think they'd trip anyone up too bad

http://www.dpreview.co​m …ws/canoneos40d/​page11.asp (external link)

http://www.dpreview.co​m …ws/canoneos50d/​page11.asp (external link)

IMO the only reason to go for the 50D over the 40D would be the LCD.

I have both the 40D and 50D. The 50D menu is closer to the 7D/5D2. Also the 50D has AF micro-adjustment which can be useful.


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