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7D or 70D?

 
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Oct 03, 2013 15:13 |  #16

Huntersdad, I agree. But sometimes, with the awesome 8FpS I can also fire a burst of 3/4 shots at much slower SS and one of them might be just the moment when the bird is still. Very useful for low light IMO. Got a lot of pats on the back from my friends for this(1/250 secs, 5.6, ISO1600, 400mm, no IS), little do they know that its the camera!

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Oct 16, 2013 20:30 |  #17

All you downplaying the 70D, have you used one? I have both, and I'm selling the 7D. The 70D af seems more accurate, and better and tracking birds in flight (preliminary tests).

Also, the LV AF is amazing, for at arms length stills of other things such as people. Here's an ISO 3200 shot with the 70D plus 500/4IS +1.4x

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And ISO 800 with the sigma 120-300os v1

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Oct 16, 2013 20:49 |  #18

7D is still good, but outdated, no point buying old hardware, so i would recommend to buy refurb or used 7D, new 70D or wait for 7D MKII with newer sensor and technology.


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Oct 17, 2013 10:23 |  #19

lowa2, nice shots. Did you crop? if so, how much?

I hold the camera in my hands when I go birding and after over 2-4 hours each day I go, I'm starting to get the feeling that adjusting to the 7D's weight might be a little too difficult for me. Maybe I will get a 70D later but not decided yet.

The other people are only sharing their opinion based on my questions in the first post I believe, and are not against the 70D in anyway :)


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Oct 17, 2013 10:58 |  #20

REC500 wrote in post #16377991 (external link)
lowa2, nice shots. Did you crop? if so, how much?

I hold the camera in my hands when I go birding and after over 2-4 hours each day I go, I'm starting to get the feeling that adjusting to the 7D's weight might be a little too difficult for me. Maybe I will get a 70D later but not decided yet.

The other people are only sharing their opinion based on my questions in the first post I believe, and are not against the 70D in anyway :)

Thanks!

About 50% crops. I am finding the less weight nice that's for sure! It's not major, but every bit helps when you are hauling a 500/4 around for a few hours walk in the woods :)




  
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Oct 30, 2013 14:27 |  #21

I was recently looking for a companion camera to go with my 1D4 and chose a used 1D3 over both of these options.

Previously had the 7D, didn't like it. Can't speak towards the 70D


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Nov 01, 2013 07:53 |  #22

Thanks dfbovey and carson11.
Gentle reminder that I opened this thread to ask for opinions on the cameras for birding primarily, not their overall performances.
Also, I have already bought the 7D since.
I did borrow a 70D to test, amazing camera but I will stick to the 7d for now.
Thanks again.


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