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Which would you pic 7d /70-20 ii or 70d/70-300L

 
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Dec 09, 2013 22:55 |  #1

had to sell all of my equipment due to illness in the family. now have a little extra cash Already decided to go 70d and 15-55 els 2.8 not worried too much about focal distance difference because I don't shoot things that far a way
for those that have used the 70 to 200 and the 70 to 300 on a 70 body could you let me know if you felt the price difference was worth it?


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Dec 09, 2013 23:06 |  #2

What kind of shooting?


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Dec 09, 2013 23:10 |  #3

hope things with the family are better..
Good luck with your search for the best combo.

Don't have the 70D, still stuck on the 7D but am a big fan of the Tamron 70-200 VC. I would think the 70D would give even better images than the 7D.

Just a quick thought...




  
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Dec 09, 2013 23:36 as a reply to  @ brianh4204's post |  #4

I'm a big fan of matching canon lenses to canon bodies, but that's a big chunk of money ( if you could afford it). Ill also be upgrading to a 70d soon with my 70-200 f4

Take a look at the lens archive for both of them.


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Dec 10, 2013 01:09 |  #5

7D + 70-200 II :)

the IQ advantages of the 70D over the 7D aren't too big if you look at the samples. invest in better glass this time around.


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Dec 10, 2013 02:37 |  #6

I use to shoot with an older 70-200 F/2.8 and I recently bought the 70-200 F/4 IS. For me weight was a concern for long shooting periods. If weight is at all a concern to you then I would go for a lighter F/4 lens. Also, F/4 lenses in general will be less costly and lighter weight than their F/2.8 counterparts. An important consideration for some. I hope that helps.


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Dec 10, 2013 04:04 |  #7

I went from a 7D to a 70D and found the 70D to be the best crop body I've used. With any shots above ISO800 I got much better IQ from it than the 7D. If you're not too worried about long FL's maybe a 55-250 STM lens would be a great addition. The older 55-250 is a very good performer but thre STM version is supposedly a better performer all round. I'm saving for a 55-250 STM at the minute to go with my 70D and an EOS M that I'm getting for christmas.


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Dec 10, 2013 10:16 |  #8

modchild wrote in post #16515640 (external link)
I went from a 7D to a 70D and found the 70D to be the best crop body I've used. With any shots above ISO800 I got much better IQ from it than the 7D. If you're not too worried about long FL's maybe a 55-250 STM lens would be a great addition. The older 55-250 is a very good performer but thre STM version is supposedly a better performer all round. I'm saving for a 55-250 STM at the minute to go with my 70D and an EOS M that I'm getting for christmas.

The guy at Canon Repair was saying the 70D has a "whole different kind of AF, very well suited for video". That got me thinking to do the same - trade the 7D for 70D.

I like the 7D but so far, non-pro video (ie: AF suited for consumer) on Canon DSLR is a joke.

What's an STM lens?


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Dec 10, 2013 10:24 |  #9

I have the 70d and 70-300 combo. Great long end range and it appears you already have the closer stuff covered with the 17-55. I never liked the 70-200 on a crop body, not long enough for anything and not wide enough for indoor use. FF would be a completely different story.

I would go 70d/70-300.

Side note - You guys who keep saying that there is little IQ difference between the 7d and 70d might try shooting them both before saying that. Having had a 7d several times, there is a night and day difference in the IQ I am seeing, esp. higher ISOs, and the AF is much more solid.


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Dec 11, 2013 07:30 |  #10

NBEast wrote in post #16516187 (external link)
The guy at Canon Repair was saying the 70D has a "whole different kind of AF, very well suited for video". That got me thinking to do the same - trade the 7D for 70D.

I like the 7D but so far, non-pro video (ie: AF suited for consumer) on Canon DSLR is a joke.

What's an STM lens?

Its called a STepper Motor- they are new for video that is supposed to have more noise reduction from focusing durning video


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Dec 11, 2013 20:59 |  #11

70d was $949 today. That is hardly more than a decent 7d.
I would go 70d and 70-200 2.8



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Dec 12, 2013 05:30 as a reply to  @ jhayesvw's post |  #12

Well if I was dead set on getting the 70D now is the time. Check this out: EOS 70D with 18-135 IS STM for $1099 at Amazon. Which, I am guessing will be price matched at Adorama and B&H.

Personally, I'm waiting for the 7DII for a body upgrade.


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