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Sep 28, 2015 20:57 |  #16

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17725551 (external link)
SD is an advantage over CF. No bent pins.

And cheaper, easier to find, plug in to most laptops without an adaptor, used in our p&s models so interchangeable, ditto re camcorders.




  
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Sep 28, 2015 22:23 |  #17

I moved from my 50D to a 70DII 9 months ago and while it took a little getting used to I find it a great replacement for it. That said I probably wouldn't of switched if the 50D hadn't started to show it's age with a few quirks.


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Sep 29, 2015 02:37 |  #18

7D and Sigma 17 - 70 2.8 - 4 contemporary


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Sep 29, 2015 02:41 |  #19

Could be the time to move up to a 6D


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Sep 29, 2015 02:53 |  #20

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17725551 (external link)
Don't forget MFA, DPAF, and full time focus tracking in video and LV. I agree, SD is an advantage over CF. No bent pins.

The 50D already has MFA

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Could be the time to move up to a 6D

An interesting option. A 24-105 (either the L or STM) would provide a slightly wider and longer option than the 17-50 on an APS-C body.

Two concerns for me with the 6D, both centred around the OP's mention of wildlife shooting:
- pixel density and long focal length FOV. They would lose around 25% of the reach their 50D provided with the 100-400 and 50% in comparison to any of the newer APS-C bodies
- AF. The 50D while only a 9 point system has all 9 as cross types and did a very good job. From what (little) I understand the 6D basically consigns you to centre point only shooting for moving subjects. i know that there are some who believe the 6D is actually faster, more accurate and more consistent with this centre point but it is still a concern IMO. A 6D will still be able to get great shots but it won't be as easy as a 7D, 70D or 7D2 IMO


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Sep 29, 2015 06:16 |  #21

I still have my 70D though I bought a 7D2 almost a year ago now.

I hadn't used the 70D since the 7D2 purchase but I did last week. I didn't notice it before because I was used it it...... but there is quite a bit of difference between the two cameras. I got great shots with the 70D with some limitations. The 7D2 is so easy to use, after you get past the learning curve. It's so easy to change things on the fly. I was a bit concerned about that because I ended up liking the touch screen on the 70D. I thought I'd miss it..... but I haven't... not one bit.

If one has the money, the 7D2 can be worth the extra expense, especially if someone shoots wildlife or birds. The AF system and its use is brilliant.

I'm keeping my 70D as a back up but truth be told, I'd rather have another 7D2 for a backup. ;)


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Sep 29, 2015 08:24 |  #22

Used 7D. It's control lay out is going to be close to what you're use to.


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Sep 29, 2015 11:22 |  #23

To all that have contributed to the thread so far i thank you.

The Insurance company settled today with a mixture of cash and vouchers only for the camera body. Which means i can only go to Currys, Dixons and PC World here in the UK BUT that does give me the option of 70D or 7Dmk2 if i add some to the insurance money. So i need to think about what i really want the camera for and which will give me the features i really want. One of which is maximum IQ for the money i have :-)


Lens i am free to get anywhere as they gave me the replacement cost in cash of the Tamron.

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Sep 29, 2015 11:29 |  #24

70D and 18-135 STM or 55-250 stm
24 stm 2.8 pancake is awesome
40 2.8 pancake and/or 50 1.8 stm


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Sep 29, 2015 11:49 |  #25

Nevtiger wrote in post #17726346 (external link)
To all that have contributed to the thread so far i thank you.

The Insurance company settled today with a mixture of cash and vouchers only for the camera body. Which means i can only go to Currys, Dixons and PC World here in the UK BUT that does give me the option of 70D or 7Dmk2 if i add some to the insurance money. So i need to think about what i really want the camera for and which will give me the features i really want. One of which is maximum IQ for the money i have :-)


Lens i am free to get anywhere as they gave me the replacement cost in cash of the Tamron.

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If it's down to the 70D and the 7D2, go into a store first and try them out side by side. They are quite different animals.




  
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Sep 29, 2015 12:03 |  #26

Nevtiger wrote in post #17726346 (external link)
To all that have contributed to the thread so far i thank you.

The Insurance company settled today with a mixture of cash and vouchers only for the camera body. Which means i can only go to Currys, Dixons and PC World here in the UK BUT that does give me the option of 70D or 7Dmk2 if i add some to the insurance money. So i need to think about what i really want the camera for and which will give me the features i really want. One of which is maximum IQ for the money i have :-)


Lens i am free to get anywhere as they gave me the replacement cost in cash of the Tamron.

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The 70D and 7D II are both excellent at their price points. The 70D is a lot cheaper and has a slightly smaller body than the 7DII and your late lamented 50D. It also has a polycarbonate shell. Your 50D and the 7DII have magnesium alloy shells, if that's important to you. The 7DII feels much more solid in hand. Even though as first blush they appear to have the same 20.2mp sensor, the sensor in the 7D II is upgraded over the 70D. The normal ISO range on the 70D goes to 12,800 with an extension to 25,600. The normal ISO on the 7D II tops off at 16000 and extends to a whopping but very noisy 51,200. The 7DII also has a much more sophisticated 65 all cross type focus point AF system, on par with the top of the line $7000 1DX and has the best weather sealing of any Canon DSLR. The control system on the 7DII includes a joy stick controller similar to the one on your 50D. The 70D users a different approach. If you plan on shooting extensive sports and/or wildlife, it's a no brainer. The 7DII is the one to get. If you're on a budget and action/wildlife photography is not a priority, the 70D would be a great alternative.

As an extra benefit the 7DII supports auto focus for maximum apertures of f/8. That means that you can use your 100-400 mm lens with a 1.4 extender and be able to auto focus on this crop body with a 35mm equivalent angle of view of 896mm! To me that's a "wow" factor.


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Sep 29, 2015 15:28 |  #27

Eastport wrote in post #17726375 (external link)
If it's down to the 70D and the 7D2, go into a store first and try them out side by side. They are quite different animals.

Great suggestion. To the OP, as the owner of a 50D and a 7D2, there is quite a difference in the button setup. I don't know the 70D but suspect that its controls are much more similar to those of the 50D. That said, I have figured out the controls after about 2 days reading the manual and internet posts on suggested setting and after a day in the field finding what I missed from those. The depth-of-field button on the 7D2 is MUCH easier to use than that on the 50D. I accidentally switched on the video once but soon figured out what I had done. The 7D2 is a fantastic camera. I would believe the 70D is also. It looks like the 7D2 is about 1300 pounds in the UK and the 70D about 730. Your use and budget will determine which is best for you. If not budget-limited, it would be ideal to handle and test both cameras.


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Sep 29, 2015 15:58 as a reply to  @ FPP's post |  #28

And the 7D2 is noticeably bigger and heavier than the 70D. I tried them out side by side in Best Buy.




  
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Sep 29, 2015 15:58 |  #29

I looked at both the 70D and the 7D mkII when I was looking to upgrade the T3 I had. Both were going to be a huge upgrade from what I had, mainly I shoot my kids sports and the T3 was defiantly lacking in the AF department. I went to the store and played with both of them. The 7D mkII feels more solid than the 70D but wasn't enough of a selling point for me since my T3 still looked brand new after 2 years of heavy usage. the addition of the articulate screen and touch screen on the 70D was a huge plus both things I never thought would matter to me but have been great to have since getting them. The GPS on the 7D mkII was something I know I would never use, but the 70D having WiFi was interesting to me. While talking with the salesman that was helping me he said he loved the idea of WiFi for being able to transfer pictures to your phone while on location and you could them upload them. I found that handy while My wife and I was in Vegas back in April. the ISO performance on either was going to be an improvement over my T3, I'd heard the 7D mkII was slightly better than the 70D. When in Vegas I took a number of night shots with my 10-22mm at ISO 6400 and they looked pretty good to me, far better than I even expected at that ISO level. Ultimately I couldn't justify spending the extra money for the 7D mkII over the 70D for the more AF point and the more complicated AF system. In the end I took the difference in the two and put that money towards getting some lenses.


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Sep 29, 2015 16:45 as a reply to  @ jhartley's post |  #30

the articulating screen is heavily underrated, I mean wildlife guys should be begging for it. Sure as hell beats getting in the water to compose a shot.

I think the 70D is the better camera since it has the articulating screen.


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