yagger wrote in post #13658398
To begin with, yes, I have spent countless hours, days and weeks researching this topic but cannot come to a decision. I also want to make it very clear that i am in no way a professional, nor do I consider myself even close to being one. This is simply a hobby for me, and nothing more.
Anyhow, a year and a half ago i purchased my first dslr, a canon rebel t1i. I had the "kit" lens along with the 50-250. I then purchased the nifty first followed by the sigma 10-20.Let's skip the fine details of each lens...
I just got rid of the t1i, 18-55, and 50-250 as i am ready to move onto something better. I've noticed i really like to capture candid moments (however not at close range), want to get into HDR, and night photography. I don't get to travel every other week otherwise I would be all over landscapes as well. I have quickly gathered some pics i had posted on my Facebook page and uploaded them to my flickr account so you can have a look and see what my style is like - http://www.flickr.com/photos/50669882@N08/
(excuse the sloppy and quick route).
What i have in mind is the 5D Mark II vs the 7D.
Currently, in Toronto, the 5D M2 is going for $2000 plus tax (save 750$) and 7D at $1400 (save $300) plus tax.
I honestly like the fact that the 7D is a newer and more technologically advanced machine, which is why I'm attracted to it, but the whole FF thing along with what i read about incredible IQ, ISO etc is really getting to me. Is it really worth jumping on that camera even though it's quite "outdated"? The price is right, thats for sure but I am a buyer who usually continues research after a purchase, therefore if something "better" comes out a couple months after i will forever be in regret, hahaha!
I've spent a lot of time on the image uploaded based on camera threads and I've been stunned with the images posted in the 5DM2 thread vs the 7D thread (not really into wildlife or sports photography).
What i am asking is the following:
Based on the pics you see on my flickr, which of the two would you say is better suited for me?
Finally, before this turns into a mess, i do know that the photographer ultimately makes the picture and not the camera, so please, lets keep this clean.
Oh yah, and i do own a decent tripod (manfrotto) and speedlite 580ex II flash.
I appreciate any feedback!