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Thread started 26 Aug 2012 (Sunday) 18:03
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POLL: "Sell or keep"
Sell the 5D & 7D & buy the 5d mkII
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7D + 5D or 5D mkII?

 
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Aug 26, 2012 18:03 |  #1

So this is the question I pose.
Curious about opinions.

DON'T shoot sports mostly portraiture and some landscapes......kids

Like everything about the 7D
Really enjoy the 5D too.
The thing I don't like about the 5D is what feels like a very heavy shutter motion
Love the FF and the depth the pictures seem to have.

Thinking about selling my 5&7 and getting a 5D mk II
My concern...biggest would be focal points.
I love the points on the 7
A 5D mkIII is not a possibility

Just curious of what others may do if they were faced with this choice.
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Aug 26, 2012 18:43 |  #2

If those are your ONLY choices, I say sell the 5D & 7D and get a 5DMKII ... {b}BUT[/B] ... I might suggest [I]KEEP[/] the 7d, sell the 5D and save for a 5DMKII!!!

If you don't really need two camera bodies and you have some decent lenses ... Just sell the 5D and 7D and get a 5DMKII

I kept my 7D, bought a 5DMKII and then had one of my 5D's converted to IR then bought a 2nd 5DMKII and will be putting my other 5D up for sale shortly!


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Aug 26, 2012 20:04 |  #3

johneo wrote in post #14910148 (external link)
If those are your ONLY choices, I say sell the 5D & 7D and get a 5DMKII ... {b}BUT[/B] ... I might suggest [I]KEEP[/] the 7d, sell the 5D and save for a 5DMKII!!!

If you don't really need two camera bodies and you have some decent lenses ... Just sell the 5D and 7D and get a 5DMKII

I kept my 7D, bought a 5DMKII and then had one of my 5D's converted to IR then bought a 2nd 5DMKII and will be putting my other 5D up for sale shortly!

thanks............I do have quite a few really good lenses....35L, 24-105L, 100-400L
if I could keep the 7 and just add I would but not an option (at this time)


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Aug 26, 2012 20:12 |  #4

Out of those choices, definitely stick with what you have. 5D2 has the same AF as the 5Dc, so you'll likely miss the AF of the 7D.


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Aug 26, 2012 20:28 |  #5

Kids run around. So the 7D AF is awesome for that.
I love my 5D. Better OOF and subject isolation.

So why 5D mk ii over 5Dc? I like the micro-focus adjustment focus, brighter LCD screen and menu system. It is more like the 7D that way. Image quality seems similar between 5Dc and 5Dii if shot in RAW. I got a good deal on the 5Dii, so that is the only reason I am selling my 5Dc. Otherwise the 5Dc would have been a keeper for me.


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Aug 26, 2012 22:34 |  #6

Keep what you have. Shutter motion is heavier on full frame cameras due to the larger mirror. 5D II is only 4fps.


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Aug 26, 2012 23:03 |  #7

Why would you choose a camera based on shutter motion? There's a thousand more important characteristics to base the choice upon.


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Aug 27, 2012 06:04 |  #8

The 5D2 is pretty bad a focussing and if you like your 7D for kids running around, don't change, whatever you do. However, if you have budget for the 5D3, that's tha baby to buy


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Aug 27, 2012 07:57 |  #9

You-by-Lou wrote in post #14909999 (external link)
DON'T shoot sports mostly portraiture and some landscapes......kids

5D Mark ii would suit your photography best then. Do you have any EF-S lenses though?
You could always sit on the 7D for a year or so it's a great camera, and save up for a 5D Mark iii. There's no rush.


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Aug 27, 2012 10:16 |  #10

whmeltonjr wrote in post #14910487 (external link)
Out of those choices, definitely stick with what you have. 5D2 has the same AF as the 5Dc, so you'll likely miss the AF of the 7D.

probably what I'm worried about the most

snake0ape wrote in post #14910551 (external link)
Kids run around. So the 7D AF is awesome for that.
I love my 5D. Better OOF and subject isolation.

thanks

So why 5D mk ii over 5Dc? I like the micro-focus adjustment focus, brighter LCD screen and menu system. It is more like the 7D that way. Image quality seems similar between 5Dc and 5Dii if shot in RAW. I got a good deal on the 5Dii, so that is the only reason I am selling my 5Dc. Otherwise the 5Dc would have been a keeper for me.

great info

Mark-B wrote in post #14910980 (external link)
Keep what you have. Shutter motion is heavier on full frame cameras due to the larger mirror. 5D II is only 4fps.

ah, thanks for the shutter tidbit............. 4fps though...I think I have shot rapidly maybe three times, for me not a need at all

philmar wrote in post #14911050 (external link)
Why would you choose a camera based on shutter motion? There's a thousand more important characteristics to base the choice upon.

I haven't nor will i. I stated I don't like the heavy feel. it is new for me.
knowing that is how it is is helpful unto itself.

Jef96 wrote in post #14911817 (external link)
The 5D2 is pretty bad a focussing and if you like your 7D for kids running around, don't change, whatever you do. However, if you have budget for the 5D3, that's tha baby to buy

indeed!

Mornnb wrote in post #14912053 (external link)
5D Mark ii would suit your photography best then. Do you have any EF-S lenses though?
You could always sit on the 7D for a year or so it's a great camera, and save up for a 5D Mark iii. There's no rush.

probably the way to go.

thanks everyone


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Aug 27, 2012 11:38 |  #11

Another vote for keeping what you have and saving up for the 5d3.




  
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Aug 27, 2012 11:49 |  #12

I always ask myself, what am I going to be able to do with said new gear that I cannot now? Is that feature(s) worth the cost? Then make a decision.

Sounds to me like you have a good setup now. Also remember that if you sell your two cameras for one, now you only have one camera. If something happens to it, no you have no alternative backup.

I think everyone that says just save up and get a MKIII is kinda silly. Again, what does it do that YOU are going to take advantage of that you cant do now that is worth $3,500? I think people waste so much money on "latest and greatest" when it is completely unnecessary.

It's not like when the MkII came out the 5Dc just started taking crappy pictures.

Remember, R.O.I. (return on investment)


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Aug 27, 2012 22:24 |  #13

5ifty mm wrote in post #14913004 (external link)
I always ask myself, what am I going to be able to do with said new gear that I cannot now? Is that feature(s) worth the cost? Then make a decision.

Sounds to me like you have a good setup now. Also remember that if you sell your two cameras for one, now you only have one camera. If something happens to it, no you have no alternative backup.

I think everyone that says just save up and get a MKIII is kinda silly. Again, what does it do that YOU are going to take advantage of that you cant do now that is worth $3,500? I think people waste so much money on "latest and greatest" when it is completely unnecessary.

It's not like when the MkII came out the 5Dc just started taking crappy pictures.

Remember, R.O.I. (return on investment)

R.O.I. it's not the stock market it's a hobby.

I like things about the 7 and I also really dig the 5 with the full frame
I'd like to combine it into one camera
the mk iii seems to be it
just not in my budget now so I can wait
bought both of my cameras on this site used

so to your question...I always ask myself, what am I going to be able to do with said new gear that I cannot now? Is that feature(s) worth the cost? Then make a decision.

have one camera instead of two
worth the cost
is it ever "really" worth it?
consumers buy wants not needs

Do like my current set up...as you say...is a good set up........pestered deciding which to take and when
also have my first camera, the wife uses the old XS so I would have a "back up" per say.

I will say this after looking at all the points.. I will surely keep the 5&7 rather than going for the ii


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Aug 27, 2012 22:28 |  #14

You can pick up used 1ds mark III's for 2500 on Adorama right now. Little more than a 5d mark II but if you can swing the extra, it would give you good AF and the same sensor. Just a different thought!


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Aug 27, 2012 22:29 |  #15

spacetime wrote in post #14912957 (external link)
Another vote for keeping what you have and saving up for the 5d3.


yup


I think what I got most out of this thread is

1) the heavy shutter is just how FF's are. Knowing that helps.
2) I'd miss the menus and focal points of the 7D


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