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May 09, 2012 16:02 as a reply to  @ post 14405674 |  #16

IMHO the 7D is a better all rounder than the 5d2. It does every thing pretty good. It has CLS which the 5d2 does not. I have gotten to really enjoy the CLS function of the 7d that I have started to bring it to more portrait shoots.

If you don't need a fast agile AF system, 5d3-esque ergonomics, CLS etc and are a centre-pt recompose person, then the 5d2 will meet your needs. Plus the ability to shoot low light.

In terms of IQ, I cannot see a difference b/t a 5dc and a 5d2. But the later does have higher ISO capabilities, larger MP and hdslr.


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May 09, 2012 17:52 |  #17

delhi wrote in post #14406375 (external link)
IMHO the 7D is a better all rounder than the 5d2. It does every thing pretty good. It has CLS which the 5d2 does not. I have gotten to really enjoy the CLS function of the 7d that I have started to bring it to more portrait shoots.

Theres no doubt at all that the 7D is the better camera, apart from the larger sensor in the 5d2.

Better built, better ergonomics, more features, better af, etc etc.

Theres nothing the 5d2 does better other than have a larger sensor.


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May 09, 2012 18:54 |  #18

Nope, it just takes better photos... same FL, same lens etc


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May 10, 2012 09:54 |  #19

Frankly the 5D Mark II doesn't make sense given your limited lens selection. The benefits of full frame are big, and as long as you aren't shooting sports or dancing you really can get away with the 5Dc.


Grab a 5Dc used for $700, use the extra $1000 to grab a used 24-70 or if you're really missing the wide a 17-40 and a sigma 50 1.4 (sell the nifty 50).


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May 10, 2012 11:46 |  #20

i did just this.... sold my 7D, canon 10-22, sigma 30, and bought a 5D2, canon 17-40, and trying to sell the sigma 30 to get a sigma 50...

there are some stuff that i will miss with the 7D, but i think i'll be happy with my new setup...

oh, btw, i kept my main lens... canon 24-70...




  
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May 10, 2012 11:53 |  #21

Can you pick it up and hold it before you buy? Technology aside if it doesn't feel well in your hands then its going to be frustrating and annoying to go shoot. I have a 5dmk2 and with all the hype about a 7d I went to the local store to put my hands on one and it just didn't feel right. That's also the same reason I choose Canon over Nikon when I bought my xti in 2006.




  
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May 10, 2012 12:01 as a reply to  @ the flying moose's post |  #22

I don't shoot everyday like some of you guys but I can't imagine going through the trouble of getting used to a new camera unless there was some incredible benefit. (And I can't even begin to imagine the amount of training it would take to be able to use two camera bodies at once, as some do.)


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May 10, 2012 13:01 |  #23

To the OP: Don't be fooled by those who ramble on about "full frame advantage". Other than being able to capture low light pics with less noise, the differences are subtle at best. The average, everyday shooter, like most of us here, will see little or no benefit to a full frame camera. The advantages of the 7D however, will be quite useful. A quicker, more accurate and far more flexable auto focus as well as a higher burst rate being the main two. As for "getting used to a new camera", it's no problem at all for most experienced shooters. Stay with your 7D. I have them both and I can tell you from my experience, it's by far the superior camera.


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May 10, 2012 13:43 |  #24

I've contemplated the same thing except in my case it would buying a 5D Mark II to use in addition to my 7D because I need it for sports and birds. However I've looked at some threads where people have posted exactly the same scene taken with both a 7D and a 5D Mark II. From that you can tell that 99.9% of the artistic merit of the photo is the scene itself, it's lighting, point of view, lens angle selection and composition. The 0.1% difference was finer details in some aspects of the scene that quite frankly would only be of value to a pro selling such pics at very large print sizes.

Reading this forum I fall victim to equipment lust but in reality most modern DSLR bodies when coupled with good lenses produce results sufficiently excellent that what truly makes the photo is your skill as a photographer.


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May 10, 2012 15:18 |  #25

BXPhoto wrote in post #14407090 (external link)
Nope, it just takes better photos... same FL, same lens etc

Better photos mean shiat when you can't focus. :p


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May 10, 2012 15:32 |  #26

delhi wrote in post #14406375 (external link)
IMHO the 7D is a better all rounder than the 5d2. It does every thing pretty good. It has CLS which the 5d2 does not. I have gotten to really enjoy the CLS function of the 7d that I have started to bring it to more portrait shoots.

If you don't need a fast agile AF system, 5d3-esque ergonomics, CLS etc and are a centre-pt recompose person, then the 5d2 will meet your needs. Plus the ability to shoot low light.

In terms of IQ, I cannot see a difference b/t a 5dc and a 5d2. But the later does have higher ISO capabilities, larger MP and hdslr.

Dumb question, but exactly what is "CLS"?


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May 10, 2012 15:58 |  #27

rhondar wrote in post #14402904 (external link)
Is there any differences between 5dc and 5dm2 in terms of IQ?
I can keep my 7d and lenses and afford to buy a 5dc used maybe..Do you advice it?

There is a pretty long thread discussing that - many think it's better.

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1180824




  
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May 10, 2012 16:41 |  #28

Yogi Bear wrote in post #14411992 (external link)
Dumb question, but exactly what is "CLS"?

I'm way out of my league here, but I think that CLS refers to Nikon's Creative Lighting System and the 7D has Canon's version of it, which allows speedlight adjustments through camera menus.

Edit: From what I've taken from the 7D/5D discussions, the 7D is better in circumstances where the image doesn't fill the entire frame of the 5D, or in situations where action makes focusing tricky. In cases where the image does fill the 5D's frame, there are some specific situations (low light, wide angle, etc.) where the 5D's are capable of producing somewhat higher quality images. A 7D's image is (essentially, if not technically) a cropped magnification of the 5D's image, but sometimes that can be a disadvantage, like when you're trying to get a wide shot with shallow depth of field.


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May 10, 2012 16:49 |  #29

cacawcacaw wrote in post #14412340 (external link)
I'm way out of my league here, but I think that CLS refers to Nikon's Creative Lighting System and the 7D has Canon's version of it, which allows speedlight adjustments through camera menus.

No wonder I've never heard of it LOL! And here I thought that I was missing out on some new, undiscovered feature on my 7D!

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May 10, 2012 17:53 as a reply to  @ post 14406338 |  #30

You could sell your gear and buy a P&S for what you shoot, that's all you need :)




  
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