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Aug 31, 2012 09:56 |  #1

I just bought a 5DII last night from TY5353 right here in the classified section and I am super excited. This is my first full frame camera. I mostly shoot sports with my 7D, but also do some landscape and portrait shots (friends and family), so I am looking forward to the camera.

Any advice going from crop to full frame?


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Aug 31, 2012 09:58 |  #2

Congrats! Enjoy it. And use your fast lenses and see how thin the depth of field now is.
Oh, and if I where you, if you really like the 5DII more than the 7D upgrade/ sell your EF-S lenses.


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Aug 31, 2012 12:28 |  #3

You probably already know all you need to know in moving from crop to full frame - the field of view will be "wider" on the full frame for any given focal length so you'll need to move closer or use a longer focal length to get the same subject framing compared to your crop sensor cameras, and you'll thereby also be dealing with a more narrow depth of field from the same apertures compared to what you're used to.

EDIT: Enjoy the new camera! :)


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Aug 31, 2012 12:32 |  #4

funny you just posted this, i just came back from sending my refurb 5d2 back to canon. i couldn't stand the AF on it coming from a 7d. lets see if there will be a new "entry level" FF camera out soon.


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Aug 31, 2012 12:34 |  #5

Change your default sharpening setting to a lower, much lower number:cool:


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Aug 31, 2012 12:39 |  #6

windpig wrote in post #14931399 (external link)
Change your default sharpening setting to a lower, much lower number:cool:


Good point. :)


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Aug 31, 2012 18:27 |  #7

windpig wrote in post #14931399 (external link)
Change your default sharpening setting to a lower, much lower number:cool:

Why's that? Does it really get mangled with the default settings?


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Aug 31, 2012 18:40 |  #8

The image quality from the 5DII is simple outstanding, along with the fact that the 7D has a pretty aggressive anti aliasing filter.


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Sep 01, 2012 10:06 |  #9

I love my 5DMii ! Fabulous landscapes with it!


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Sep 01, 2012 10:27 |  #10

Thanks for all the replys!


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Sep 01, 2012 10:30 |  #11

Simplistic wrote in post #14932641 (external link)
Why's that? Does it really get mangled with the default settings?

^ wondering the same thing...?




  
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Sep 01, 2012 10:49 |  #12

You will love the IQ you get with the 5D II. When I had a 7D and 5D II, I hardly ever used the 7D except for sports.


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