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7d to 5D Mk II Upgrade?

 
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Jun 14, 2012 13:28 |  #1

I just bought a nice 5D Mk II with about 19K. It feels very similar to my 7D, but here are some immediate observations I noticed as soon as I picked it up in my hands:

- Nicer viewfinder
- Different sounding shutter
- Visible vignetting in viewfinder with all my lenses
- "Old School" On/Off switch

Things I like more:

- Slightly better Image Quality
- 1 stop better High ISO performance

Things I didn't realize would bug me:

- Battery door feels cheap
- CF door feels cheap
- No M-Fn button for AF Zone selection and other things
- Rear LCD has slight purple cast
- Liveview/Movie Mode button and menu is not as good as 7D
- Exposure comensation only + - 2 stops
- Flash Exposure Compensation only + - 2 stops
- No FEC in Liveview

All in all I am enjoying the camera, but don't think I will sell my 7D as I had planned.


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Jun 14, 2012 13:54 |  #2

msowsun wrote in post #14579085 (external link)
I just bought a nice 5D Mk II with about 19K. It feels very similar to my 7D. Things I like more:
- Slightly better Image Quality
- 1 stop better High ISO performance

Things I didn't realize would bug me:
- Battery door feels cheap
- CF door feels cheap
- No M-Fn button for AF point selection and other things
- Rear LCD has slight purple cast
- Liveview/Movie Mode button and menu is not as good as 7D
- Exposure comensation only + - 2 stops
- Flash Exposure Compensation only + - 2 stops
- No FEC in Liveview
All in all I am enjoying the camera, but don't think I will sell my 7D as I had planned.

Cool, thanks for this real-ness of what people should know of the 5DII compared to the 7D.
Oh oh, did I just open up a "Cane" of "Whoop-@ss" lol...
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Jun 14, 2012 15:11 |  #3

I had a 7D before I added a 5D2 and despite all those things that bug you, like most did with me, you'll most likely end up using it far more than your 7D and marvelling at the photos you get, like I did, and the 7D will hardly get much use. I eventually sold both of mine and got a 5D3 instead, and now I have the best bits of both in one.


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Jun 14, 2012 15:15 |  #4

I too had the 7D and then felt compelled by all the positive talk to get a 5D MKII. Things you list were all stand outs to me too. I ended up selling the 5D - just felt a little like a backward step on the time line. Now the MKIII is out it might be worth exploring again.


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Jun 14, 2012 15:15 |  #5

Good to see you've made the jump to FF Mike. The more you use it the more you'll love it! Keep the 7D though, I made the mistake of selling my beloved 50D when I brought the 5D2 and wish I hadn't.


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Jun 14, 2012 15:16 |  #6

I'll probably sell both and get get a used 5D Mk III sometime next year when the prices drop a bit. Right now I am waiting on a 28-135 and will get a 24-105 in the near future.


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Jun 14, 2012 15:21 |  #7

msowsun wrote in post #14579622 (external link)
I'll probably sell both and get get a used 5D Mk III sometime next year when the prices drop a bit. Right now I am waiting on a 28-135 and will get a 24-105 in the near future.

Do yourself a favour and skip the 28-135. Go straight to the 24-105. The difference in IQ is huge.


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Jun 14, 2012 15:25 |  #8

I went from a 40D to a 5D, which is a similar move to yours. And I do miss a lot of the bells and whistles that the 40D has. Do you plan to sell your EF-S zoom after you buy a 28-135?




  
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Jun 14, 2012 15:29 |  #9

I did the same upgrade path. I agree on all points except that I like to be able to turn the camera on with one hand. The 7D takes two. :D


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Jun 14, 2012 15:30 |  #10

"No M-Fn button for AF point selection and other things"

Confused by this I guess...My 5DII and 7D select AF points in the same way. I suppose the lack of that button may be odd...it was introduced after the 5DII of course. But I don't use it on the 7D.


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Jun 14, 2012 15:35 |  #11

frugivore wrote in post #14579668 (external link)
I went from a 40D to a 5D, which is a similar move to yours. And I do miss a lot of the bells and whistles that the 40D has. Do you plan to sell your EF-S zoom after you buy a 28-135?

No, the 28-135 is just short term. Eventually I think I will end up with a 5D Mk III 17-40, 24-105, and 70-200, but until then I'll keeping the 7D and 15-85.


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Jun 14, 2012 15:42 |  #12

Probably too early to ask, do you feel the 5D2 images need less PP than the 7D's (in general i mean)?


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Jun 14, 2012 15:43 |  #13

Numenorean wrote in post #14579704 (external link)
"No M-Fn button for AF point selection and other things"

Confused by this I guess...My 5DII and 7D select AF points in the same way. I suppose the lack of that button may be odd...it was introduced after the 5DII of course. But I don't use it on the 7D.

Actually you are correct, the AF point selection is very similar but the 7D used the the M-Fn button for AF Zone selection and a whole bunch of other things too. I edited my original post to say: "- No M-Fn button for AF Zone selection and other things"


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Jun 14, 2012 15:50 |  #14

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Probably too early to ask, do you feel the 5D2 images need less PP than the 7D's (in general i mean)?

Yes, still too early to really say but my first impression is that I need to PP both about the same, but end up with better photos from the 5D Mk II.


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Jun 14, 2012 16:01 |  #15

I also upgraded to 5d MkII after moving to 7D.
What a mistake, For me, I hated the whole camera, It was slow and sluggish i shooting and focusing.
Anyone using a 7D and then switching to 5D2 will know what i mean.
2 years later and I have just sold the dammned 5D2 and got the 5D3 after much testing first.
All I can say is that it walks over anything out there currently. Wow,Wow,Wow everything I could want.

Even managed to capture the Queen, Prince william and princess Catherine on a visit to my home town. My first real life shooting experience with the mk3.

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