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7D + 5Dc or 50D + 5DmkII?

 
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Sep 21, 2012 04:19 |  #1

Just picked up a 7D and I love it! I upgraded from a 40D. I'm using it to take pictures of my kids sports. I like having a FF camera too for when I take the occasional portrait (again of my kids). Video is also something that I would like to get more serious into.

Now I'm debating wether I should sell both bodies and pick up a 50D for my sports shooting and a 5DmkII for portraits/video. I guess I'm trying to figure out which combo will give me the best quality in my pictures. I think I could swap out the bodies for about the same price so I wouldn't be spending any extra cash. I would love to have a 7D/5DII setup but I can't justify the cost at this time. Any thoughts?


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Sep 21, 2012 04:35 |  #2

...I shoot with a 5Dc and the 7D combo: I call them "Beauty" and the "Beast." :D

I see from your gear list you have both the 7D and the 5D: the question you have to ask yourself is what do you gain by upgrading to the 5D MK II? I would personally stick with what you've got until you have the cash to upgrade your 5D to the MK II...but it really depends on your reasons to upgrade to the MK II in the first place.


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Sep 21, 2012 04:59 |  #3

The 7D has 60fps, 5DII does not. 5DII has a full-frame sensor, 7D doesn't. These are the main differences between those cameras.

If you want shoot fast action - stay with 7D, for anything else, 5DII would be great. I love to make movies with 5D and 50 f/1,2, results are stunning :-)


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Sep 21, 2012 07:13 |  #4

_igi wrote in post #15022584 (external link)
The 7D has 60fps, 5DII does not.


Wow!!!




  
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Sep 25, 2012 00:09 as a reply to  @ hennie's post |  #5

1D MkIII and 5D MkII! This is a KILLER combo. My 7D just sits in the bag.

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Sep 25, 2012 00:20 |  #6

hennie wrote in post #15022811 (external link)
Wow!!!

that's for video

stills are 8fps :)




  
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Sep 25, 2012 00:21 |  #7

5DII + 50D gets my vote.


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Sep 25, 2012 00:48 |  #8

I got tired of the dust with a 5d and 7d combo. I'd go with the 5d2




  
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Sep 25, 2012 04:25 |  #9

7D + 5D


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Sep 25, 2012 04:45 |  #10

50D + 5D II.




  
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Sep 25, 2012 04:55 |  #11

or sell everything and get the 5DmkIII? You lose the "reach" of a 1.6x crop, but you get an even better AF system (although it's may more clustered in the middle compared to the 7D because it's FF...I'm not really sure because I can't really find a good shot of the 5DmkIII viewfinder w/ the AF points. Maybe I'm just not doing the right searches).
You'll lose a little fps (the mkIII does 6 fps I believe), but that's fine...the 50D does around that much right?
I doubt you'd be able to sell everything and break even w/ the 5DmkIII (unless you sell your lenses...but what's the point in that right?) Maybe save up until you can instead?




  
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