yashart wrote in post #12625996
Simple and to the point. Just looking for some opinions/thoughts here.
I was unhappy with 7D high ISO performance. Otherwise I absolutely loved the camera. Best body I've used to date. Easy fix you say, get the 5D2.
The AF of the 7D, blows the 5D2 out of the water. Not something I'd be willing to sacrifice...
Hence the jump to Nikon. D7000 seems to be the best option. Better high ISO performance than the 7D. Better AF system than the 5D2.
Ideally I would prefer to stay with Canon, but I'd prefer not to wait until next summer or later for the 5D3. If the 5D3 gets the 7D AF system, I'd be happier than a pig in slop
Biggest issue here would be the investment in new glass... Glass does hold its value very well, however it would be a pain buy and sell all over again.
I sense a "grass is always greener" problem here.
Easiest and most straightforward solution would be to learn to get better high ISO performance out of the 7D.... There are tricks and softwares that might solve all your issues. One of the biggest problems with the rapid upgrade cycle of modern DSLRs is people never get really good with what they've got... The are on to a new "latest and greatest" model before they finish reading the instruction manual of the "old" model.
But, looking at your Flickr, there is virtually nothing on there that remotely needs the AF performance/features of 7D. Everything there could easily have been shot... or would have been even better shot with 5DII. I only saw one action shot, a bicycle race or rally... and that could easily have been shot with 5DII using a prefocus method. Or just tracking with center AF point in AI Servo, 5DII would probably have done fine, depending upon the actual speed of the cyclists. Absolutely everything else would have been just fine shooting with 5DII.