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5d Classic over 7d??????

 
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Aug 22, 2011 23:23 |  #1

hey guys, im always surfing and posting pics here and there and needed some opinion.... Im in the process of buying another camera as i just got rid of my 50d... so i wanted to get a upgrade.... reason why i sold it was due to getting an offer i couldn't pass up. So now my dilemma is this, should i get the 7d or would i be better off picking up a 5d classic over it, i found one at a pretty good deal near me (assuming $1200 is good) it comes with box, manuals, looks to be well taken care of and also comes with a 50 1.8.... wanted to know you guys opinions on it.....

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Aug 23, 2011 00:07 |  #2

7d of course because of drifting events/bball games
should be able to get a used one close to 1200


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Aug 23, 2011 00:43 |  #3

$1200 for the 7D? Good. $1200 for a used 5D classic? That thing better be immaculate. :lol:

Can't go wrong with either, though you'll have a tougher time w/ basketball if you use a 5D. Not impossible, just lower keeper rates.


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Aug 23, 2011 01:32 |  #4

Given what you shoot, I'd go with the 7D.




  
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Aug 23, 2011 03:10 |  #5

If you own lots of crop sensor lenses...


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Aug 23, 2011 11:35 |  #6

7D for anything "fast". You'll definitely get alot more keepers with the 7D's AF system and burst rate compared to the 5Dc :p


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Aug 23, 2011 12:01 as a reply to  @ r34p3rex's post |  #7

I'm not using my 5Dc for sports, like it for portraits, landscapes.
If you going to have one camera for mix of everything as upgrade from 50d - it is 7d.


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Aug 23, 2011 12:59 |  #8

I looked through your flickr..

IMO you'd be better off on the 5dc, I have both and the 7d sits.. a lot.

Your drift photos were taken at f/9-f/11 or so.. the 5d would have no problem with that.
I've shot motocross and cycling with both.. there are tricks to nailing focus on the 5d.. its doable.


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Aug 23, 2011 15:00 |  #9

If you're shooting sports most of the time go with 7D. If not go with 5D.


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Aug 23, 2011 16:20 as a reply to  @ Tawcan's post |  #10

7D is the good overall camera. So is a 60d for that matter. The 5d is great for superior images. But it is older and lacks the modern feature. AF is fine with centre point AF. $1200 for a 5dc better be in perfect nick. If you can get it for $1000, then it is a good deal.


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Aug 23, 2011 17:03 |  #11

If I could only have a 5Dc or a 7D I would get a 7D. More versatile IMO. I LOVE the 5Dc but the 7D just does more.


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Aug 23, 2011 17:15 |  #12
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I bought my 5D, in perfect condition (and I mean perfect condition), with the grip, for $1,200.00. Honestly, it's a purchase I can't imagine ever regretting.

I looked at the 7D, but as I was pairing a new camera with a 40D, I didn't want to go with another crop sensor...


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Aug 23, 2011 17:23 |  #13

SarakByrne wrote in post #12985467 (external link)
I've shot motocross and cycling with both.. there are tricks to nailing focus on the 5d.. its doable.

OP, one of the best tricks for nailing the focus on things like motocross and cycling is a 7D.;)


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Aug 23, 2011 17:27 |  #14

Id go for a 7D as you will be shooting a mixed bag of action and miscellaneous subjects.
The 7D is imo the best overall "all around" camera, counting you will shoot basketball, cars moving and other sports.
The 5D will give you a bit nicer IQ (but not by a huge margin IMO ) and nicer DOF control with shallower DOF at a given focal range.
Other than that the 7D is a superior model
I sold my 5D, and while I would have loved to keep that camera I couldn't afford to have both cameras, I got the 7D and I am very happy with it, is a lot of fun and the only thing I miss is the easy shallow DOF of the FF sensor (read easy but not unique to FF), other than that, the 7D is a much nicer camera to use IMO.
BTW 1200$ sound a bit high to me unless the body has 1000 actuation and looks like new


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Aug 23, 2011 22:17 |  #15

thanks for the input guys!!!! looks like a 7d will do the trick... I will be back into the canon family soon :)


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