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Feb 03, 2016 13:04 |  #1

I have been reading as much as I can and still need some advice. I am looking at a 70D vs 7D Mark II. I mainly shoot nature, birds in flight and stationary. I also enjoy landscapes. I used to be quite active on this site until I became sick. I am doing better for now, but I have lost some of the knowledge I used to remember. Any input would be helpful! Thanks!


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Feb 03, 2016 13:05 |  #2

I have a 100-400 and 70-200 L lens. Actually I see my whole list of lenses below this post :-)


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Feb 03, 2016 14:01 |  #3

Both are good options, but I feel that the 70D is a marginal improvement with same basic AF, slightly cleaner ISO files, etc.

If your budget allows, moving to the 7D2 provides a class leading AF system, even better IQ, better low light AF acquisition, faster and more responsive functionality, larger buffer, better build and weather sealing, and faster fps, dual card slots, and generally a better step up.

You lose the articulating touch screen and wi-fi of the 70D however, and if that really entices you, just keep in mind that the 70D has those, the 7D2 doesn't.


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Feb 03, 2016 14:11 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #4

Thanks Teamspeed! EXACTLY what I needed to hear!!


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Feb 03, 2016 14:18 |  #5

I had a 70D and gave it to the wife after I bought a 7D2. The 7D2 is quite the performer and is far better than the 7D it replaces (I had one of those a few years back). You'll also gain GPS tracking with the 7D2.


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Feb 03, 2016 18:42 as a reply to  @ Perfect_10's post |  #6

Sounds like the 7D2 will be my choice. Thanks for the input!


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Feb 04, 2016 01:38 |  #7

I loved my 7D but the mk ii is a whole new level of amazing. I have never owned a camera which exceeded my expectations before, but this one did it. You may take a while to acclimate to the more complex AF system but it will be worth it.

Incidentally I still use the 7D, and having learned from the 5D mk iii and 7D mk ii I can get much better shots with it now. You may find your skill set has been upgraded as well after using the new camera for some shoots. :-)


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Feb 05, 2016 06:46 |  #8

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Sounds like the 7D2 will be my choice. Thanks for the input!

7D2 or 1D4.

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Feb 05, 2016 12:34 as a reply to  @ GregDunn's post |  #9

Thanks. Sounds like a great camera!


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Feb 05, 2016 16:39 |  #10

7D2 action shooting at high ISO (with post processing of course) Just to help your decision along. :D

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The 7D looked like this at 6400. :)

I was getting this at ISO 12800 on the 7D.

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Feb 05, 2016 19:07 |  #11

TeamSpeed wrote in post #17887384 (external link)
8D2 action shooting at high ISO (with post processing of course) Just to help your decision along. :D

How and where did you get an 8D2? Do you have a time machine too? :-P


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Feb 05, 2016 19:23 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #12

WOW! What a difference!! Thanks for sharing!


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Feb 05, 2016 22:41 as a reply to  @ C Scott IV's post |  #13

Yes but shhhh don't tell anyone, the 1dxiii is also on my bag, it is absolutely amazing! :)


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