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Jul 03, 2011 22:58 |  #1

is there much benefit to upgrade to a 7D from a t2i for someone who doesnt shoot sports or birds?

i figure i can get $600 or so for my t2i body, and a 7D would cost about $1400-1700 (used or new). does the 7D justify the $800-1100 differential? i know its got the cross-type sensors and better build, but i use the center point on my t2i exclusively (cross type as well).


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Jul 03, 2011 22:59 |  #2

For what you describe I see no reason to upgrade. Use the money for glass.


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Jul 03, 2011 22:59 |  #3

ekinnyc wrote in post #12700337 (external link)
is there much benefit to upgrade to a 7D from a t2i for someone who doesnt shoot sports or birds?

No, you're better off buying better lenses.


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Jul 03, 2011 23:00 |  #4

No benefit at all.




  
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Jul 03, 2011 23:09 |  #5

argh, i think i just have camera envy... not sure why


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Jul 03, 2011 23:19 |  #6

Not worth the upgrade then, use your money on better lens~!


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Jul 03, 2011 23:19 |  #7

It happens, we all want but do we need.




  
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Jul 03, 2011 23:26 |  #8

^ im an impulsive buyer, to boot..... impulse + ability to drop that $ + "want" = trouble


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Jul 03, 2011 23:29 |  #9

re: better lens..... i think i am in a good place with my glass right now - there isnt really anything i covet, though occasionally a "want" arises for a 70-200 2.8 II (again, no need at all for what i shoot). maybe the sig 17-50, but thats also a debatable need since i have a tamron (albeit non-VC)


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Jul 03, 2011 23:29 |  #10

We all want perfection.........

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Jul 03, 2011 23:29 |  #11

ekinnyc wrote in post #12700447 (external link)
^ im an impulsive buyer, to boot..... impulse + ability to drop that $ + "want" = trouble

Well looks like someone is going to be in trouble :lol:




  
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Jul 03, 2011 23:31 |  #12

macroshooter1970 wrote in post #12700459 (external link)
Well looks like someone is going to be in trouble :lol:

yeah, ive been known to buy stuff i dont really need. and i dont have a built in $ control (aka wife/girlfriend) to answer to


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Jul 03, 2011 23:33 |  #13

You can always donate the money to POTN.




  
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Jul 04, 2011 00:02 |  #14

well... maybe you should tell us what you "want" to shoot.

I won't recommend you to buy anything without first knowing your needs, but then again, you just said that you buy things that you don't really need haha

Stick with what you have, the t2i is a very good camera.

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Now this part is when you choose to ignore what I previously said :lol:

I... LOVE the AF on my 7D and the micro-adjustment (yes, I do use it hehe)

Image quality is about the same, switching to CompactFlash memory did hurt my wallet because I bought a lot of SD cards.

That's about it, do you think it's still worth the investment ?


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Jul 04, 2011 00:09 |  #15

Sounds like you should stick to your T2i and the money that you were going to spend on the 7D, put that towards a L lens.


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