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Why not sell my Canon 5D Mk II for a 7D

 
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Nov 08, 2011 06:32 as a reply to  @ post 13369820 |  #16

I can understand using the 7D more for sports/action. But for real estate I would think the 5DII's images using a 17-40 would be a better image.

Are you trying to use the same lenses on both?




  
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Nov 08, 2011 07:14 |  #17

Im basically a newbie here, and this might be my first post don't recall.. Im actually debating between a 7d and a 5d MKII. part of me likes to have the biggest badest toy, of the 5d but the 7d is crazy fast and 19 AF points... I guess my biggest 2 questions are ... what are the disadvantages to a full frame? I recon my use will be pleasure, people watching, cars, offroading events 4x4. I borrowed a 5d MKII for a weekend and I have to say I loved the 70 X 200 canon L lense...

I love the fact this thread is all about the 2 camers im interested in, would love to hear the pros and cons to my Q as well as the OP Q.




  
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Nov 08, 2011 07:44 as a reply to  @ imjustdave's post |  #18

Keep the 7D sell the 5Dii now while price is high

it may be against the "common knowledge" but my simple common sens is:
7D with 10-22 will give as good images as 5D & 17-40 under most conditions for architectural work (where you want a wide Depth of field)

if you want night landscape - yes FF is better > less noise
If you need thin DoF or do portraiture where you want a creamy bokhe the FF is better
but for what the OP needs - the 7D will do as good as the 5D


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Nov 08, 2011 08:47 |  #19

imjustdave wrote in post #13369918 (external link)
Im basically a newbie here, and this might be my first post don't recall.. Im actually debating between a 7d and a 5d MKII. part of me likes to have the biggest badest toy, of the 5d but the 7d is crazy fast and 19 AF points... I guess my biggest 2 questions are ... what are the disadvantages to a full frame? I recon my use will be pleasure, people watching, cars, offroading events 4x4. I borrowed a 5d MKII for a weekend and I have to say I loved the 70 X 200 canon L lense...

I love the fact this thread is all about the 2 camers im interested in, would love to hear the pros and cons to my Q as well as the OP Q.

As an owner of a 7D, I have gone back and forth debating whether or not I should sell the 7D and get the 5DII. But after playing with the 5DII and listening to a lot of great advise on this board, I think for now I'm going to keep my 7D. I know the 5DII has much better IQ, but overall the 5DII feels dated compared to the 7D. I really like the 8fps I get with the 7D and the AF system is much better on the 7D. I am going to hold off and hopefully get the 5DIII if and when it ever comes out.


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Nov 08, 2011 08:55 |  #20

imjustdave wrote in post #13369918 (external link)
Im basically a newbie here, and this might be my first post don't recall.. Im actually debating between a 7d and a 5d MKII. part of me likes to have the biggest badest toy, of the 5d but the 7d is crazy fast and 19 AF points... I guess my biggest 2 questions are ... what are the disadvantages to a full frame? I recon my use will be pleasure, people watching, cars, offroading events 4x4. I borrowed a 5d MKII for a weekend and I have to say I loved the 70 X 200 canon L lense...

I love the fact this thread is all about the 2 camers im interested in, would love to hear the pros and cons to my Q as well as the OP Q.

Only you can tell if you'll benefit from the 7D's AF or the 5DII's "IQ".

The "disadvantage" of full frame is that it's full frame. So, lenses will show the FOV of the stated focal length. With a cropped sensor, you'll get a cropped picture, so you'll basically be getting "magnification". Also, in this case, a disadvantage is the slower AF. Center point AF is fast, but the outer points are noticeably slower.

With the 7D this isn't the case, when I had it. All AF points are snappy and quick to respond to any lens I put on it.

Purely for action, the 7D has many advantages over the 5DII.

But, I still wouldn't trade my 5DII for another 7D. I'd rather purchase a 7D to compliment it.


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Nov 08, 2011 08:58 |  #21

mattograph wrote in post #13368486 (external link)
Having added a 7D to my kit about 6 months ago, I have noticed that the 5D II has been staying in the bag more and more. I haven't noticed a difference in IQ from the work out of both cameras, but that might have more to do with my normal subject matter -- real estate and sports. I rarely shoot the 5D II at 21 MP.

So I am seriously thinking of selling my 5D II. Anyone made the same transition, and lived to regret it?

You are not the only one considering this.

I had a two 7D kit, sold one 7D to acquire a brand new 5D Mk II.

Now I am second guessing that choice, and may revert back to a two 7D kit.




  
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Nov 08, 2011 10:16 |  #22

If you're not using it, by all means sell it and move on.




  
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Nov 08, 2011 10:36 |  #23

rick_reno wrote in post #13370542 (external link)
If you're not using it, by all means sell it and move on.

I do still use it, but I wonder if I could live without it. Of course, only I know.

One thing I will miss is the fast glass combo of the 5DII paired with the 16 - 35 for interior video work. I can shoot these at 2.8 and save a 2/3 of an ISO move.


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Nov 08, 2011 20:52 |  #24

I'm the exact opposite. I bought the 7D two years ago this month, and bought the 5D just after that. I only have used the 7D at an airshow, kids swim meets and a few soccer games. I've got less than 7K clicks on the shutter and have not used it in probably a year or more.
I should just sell it or trade it towards a MkII.


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Nov 08, 2011 21:27 |  #25

Think i am going to keep it.


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Nov 09, 2011 06:21 |  #26

I love these questions. Always some one suggesting that you opt for the moon as every one has access to unlimited funds.


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Nov 09, 2011 07:26 |  #27

Sell it:
- Not use it enough to justify keep it.
- Need some cash for something else.

Keep it:
- If you think you would need it one day for some specific shots.
- You don't need the $$
- For your camera collection ;)
- And nice to have two bodies if one fails.... I have it happened to me right during a shoot.

I have both , use the 7D more but still keep some my 5D2 for some specific studio/concert etc


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Nov 09, 2011 07:42 |  #28

It's a difficult decision to make.
You knew the reasons why you purchased this 5Dii. But, the 7D is getting used mostly on a day-to-day basis. Now with rumours of an imminent launch of a 5Diii - the value of your 5Dii will further depreciate.

In your shoes, KEEP hold of the 5Dii regardless - why?:
1.> should you later want a FF body - you will never find one that matches your current mint condition camera.

2.> The camera is already bought - so the investment has been already made.

3.> Should the 7D require repairing, you still have the 5Dii as a back-up body. Ok, maybe you will need to borrow a 17-40mm L lens - or similar!

4.> Should the 1D X become an 'affordable' option - you have a mint 5Dii to trade with

5.> The 5Dii could be used as a dedicated 'in-studio' camera


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