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Upgrading from XSi, having a hard time choosing

 
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May 05, 2014 08:20 |  #1

Hello! I do mostly landscape and nature photography. I've been using my little XSi for a while now and my last photo trip made me understand why people have two bodies: I swapped lens at the very least 30 times in 2 days... what a pain.

So I'm looking to upgrade and while I'm at it, AF Microadjustment should be included to get the best out of my 70-200 (has some front focusing).

I was browsing yesterday and saw that both 7D and 70D would fit my needs (I do not shoot any video). I'm having a hard time choosing... anyone have experience shooting with both of them? How do they compare?




  
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May 05, 2014 08:52 |  #2
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There are 823957365 "7D vs 70D" threads here. Have you read any of them?




  
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May 05, 2014 10:28 |  #3

While I don't have either camera I've done a lot of window shopping (my next upgrade will probably be a 70D). IMO I'd think the newer technology and higher ISO capability of the 70D would be a plus for you.

And as far as having 2 bodies, I agree that it's a huge plus.




  
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May 05, 2014 10:35 |  #4
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I've never shot either of them outside of a BestBuy store. I'd go with the 70D, though, just because it is newer.




  
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May 05, 2014 10:36 |  #5

I don't know what your budget is, or how much high ISO matters to you, but the 50D has MFA and is a nice upgrade for 1/2 price of a 7D and 1/3 the price of a 70D.

I upgraded from a XSi to the 50D back in December. Its a nice upgrade, but the auto focus on the 7D and 70D are better if you already have nice lenses and have the money to spend.


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May 05, 2014 10:52 |  #6

7d is still a capable camera but it is pretty much a mini1d and getting up in age. Many have said the learning curve on the 7d coming from a Rebel is higher than the curve going to something like a 70d. You will probably pick up a 70d and get right into it without any real learning curve, the newer sensor and processor will gain you a little IQ bump. They aren't all that far apart in terms of price. I'd vote 70d between the two.


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May 05, 2014 11:12 |  #7

If you do landscape, go full frame. a 5DII or 6D would be great.




  
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May 05, 2014 15:08 as a reply to  @ 96whiteknight's post |  #8

Thanks for your input. Yes, I've read most of the threads about 7D vs 70D and they all come down to "use the one you prefer". To me, it looks like XXD would have less of a learning curve than XD, but it's also quite a few bucks more. Plus, one I will need to buy a bunch of CF cards which is an added expense. Image quality seems to be very similar between the two of them, features are on par, the size seems to differ. So yes, that's why I'm asking for help from people ho handled both of them.




  
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May 05, 2014 17:10 |  #9

I would get the 7D if you want a more complex AF system, but other's offer better ISO performance.
I would get the 70D if you want the latest tech however an 80D may come out before next Christmas.
I would get a 6D if you want the best ISO performance, and you don't need the extra reach of a crop camera.
Good luck with your choice. Enjoy your new camera.


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May 06, 2014 00:39 |  #10

http://shop.usa.canon.​com …/eos-70d-body-refurbished (external link)

They have kits as well with the new stm lenses. (you could sell the 18-135 for more than the kit cost if you really wanted to but that is extra work)


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May 06, 2014 03:06 |  #11

Flipout screen on the 70D will come to use for landscapes shooting


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May 06, 2014 06:14 |  #12

gonzogolf wrote in post #16883480 (external link)
If you do landscape, go full frame. a 5DII or 6D would be great.

I think you might want to give gonzogolf's suggestion a bit more consideration. If you shoot mainly landscapes, you're eventually going to want to go full-frame. The 6d with the 24-105mm f/4 L is about $2300 (less if you catch it on sale). The 7d body is $1300. If you sell your 15-85mm and your XSi body, you'd probably get around $700 (depending on condition). So for only $300 more than just the 7d you'll get a camera much better-suited to your needs, and an awesome lens to go with it.

I don't know your budget, but for $300 more, I think this is a no-brainer.


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May 06, 2014 09:10 |  #13

Unrising Muffin wrote in post #16884065 (external link)
Thanks for your input. Yes, I've read most of the threads about 7D vs 70D and they all come down to "use the one you prefer". To me, it looks like XXD would have less of a learning curve than XD, but it's also quite a few bucks more. Plus, oneI I will need to buy a bunch of CF cards which is an added expense. Image quality seems to be very similar between the two of them, features are on par, the size seems to differ. So yes, that's why I'm asking for help from people ho handled both of them.

I upgraded from an xsi to the t4i. Sold my xsi for $350 and bought the t4i for 639.00 got the latest digic processor and an upgrade of 12 megapixells to 18 megapixells, touchscreen, video, etc. To me that was a no brainer. Then a few months ago there was a sale going on and I picked up a 6d with a 24-105L f/4 for $1999.00 with free shipping and no sales tax from B&H, now I have a crop and a full frame. I am loving the fact that I can choose what camera to use for the situation I might be in. This situation worked for me, but everyone has a different budget. Good luck.


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May 06, 2014 10:32 |  #14

gibbit1 wrote in post #16885404 (external link)
I think you might want to give gonzogolf's suggestion a bit more consideration. If you shoot mainly landscapes, you're eventually going to want to go full-frame. The 6d with the 24-105mm f/4 L is about $2300 (less if you catch it on sale). The 7d body is $1300. If you sell your 15-85mm and your XSi body, you'd probably get around $700 (depending on condition). So for only $300 more than just the 7d you'll get a camera much better-suited to your needs, and an awesome lens to go with it.

I don't know your budget, but for $300 more, I think this is a no-brainer.

well, the 7d is not 1300 bucks (was 1200 at full retain (which noone pays) and can be found often for under 1100.


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May 06, 2014 10:34 |  #15

http://www.adorama.com​/ICA70DA.html (external link)

here is one with a few extra's for 1k


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