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7D? 5D? 550D?

 
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May 23, 2012 06:20 |  #1

Hi guys,

Little trilemma here. To start off, what I currently have is a EOS 7D, EOS 650, 10-22, 30 f/1.4, 70-200.

A friend's offered me his 24-70L for pretty cheap which I'm considering. Especially since I don't have a "normal" lens for the 650 (and thus, is sitting unused with a roll in it).

I was thinking of either getting rid of the 30 and replacing it with the 24-70, and perhaps taking the opportunity to jump to FF via the original 5D. If I do I'll replace the 10-22 with a 17-40 and sell the 7D. I was thinking if I needed video and modernish bells and whistles I could always grab a 550D or something.

OR, should I just keep the 7D, and sell the 30 for the 24-70 and have it complement my existing 10-22 and 70-200? Or keep the 30 since it's not really going to get me much money?




  
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May 23, 2012 06:25 |  #2

what do you photograph?




  
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May 23, 2012 06:44 |  #3

colintf wrote in post #14472649 (external link)
what do you photograph?

Oh yes, I told myself to include it whilst showering but obviously forgot when I stepped out.

I don't do street, so a FF + 35 or a 50 wouldn't be "ideal".

I do like landscapes though, hence the 7D + 10-22 / 5D + 17-40. The first combination (lets just talk about equivalent focal lengths here, to avoid confusion and a debate) gives me an mm's wider FOV which at the wide end may matter but I'm willing to close an eye.

I do like to photograph airplanes, hence the 70-200. Crop would be nice but sometimes I find 70 on a crop a bit too tight. Can't really say which I'd prefer as it depends on the situation. I do shoot the Formula One race when it comes around and other various motorsports events so the FOVCF of the 7D pips the 5D.

Other than that there isn't really much else I shoot. I shoot what I like, what I see. So it could be anything. That does make the problem a bit tougher.

I could compromise, as aforementioned, and grab a Rebel for the FOVCF when I require, as well as video when I need it, but obviously having 8 FPS, the much improved AF and assorted bells definitely make it a hard choice to let go. But then again, I've heard about the magic of FF and yearn to experience it for myself.

I suppose I could just hold my breath and plonk for a 5D and the 24-70 and keep myself happy, although my parents wouldn't be too pleased that I'm spending grands again for something that hasn't and doesn't look like it'll be paying for itself any time soon.




  
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May 23, 2012 16:35 |  #4

If you're doing mostly landscapes, I'd say full frame is the way to go, and 5D can still do planes.


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May 23, 2012 19:24 |  #5

koufax80 wrote in post #14475116 (external link)
If you're doing mostly landscapes, I'd say full frame is the way to go, and 5D can still do planes.

As can the 7D do landscapes... but I don't see where it was stated that landscapes were the majority of what was being shot. Plus not all landscapes need to be shot with wide or ultra wide focal lengths. ;)


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May 24, 2012 03:00 |  #6

koufax80 wrote in post #14475116 (external link)
If you're doing mostly landscapes, I'd say full frame is the way to go, and 5D can still do planes.

I agree with Teamspeed. The 7D can do landscapes in the same way the 5D can do planes.

I suppose if I were after better IQ I'd probably go over, but stuff like Live View and the artificial horizon would make things much easier.




  
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May 24, 2012 04:03 |  #7

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