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5d mark ii vs 7d

 
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Apr 11, 2010 17:31 |  #1
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What is your choice and why?


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Apr 11, 2010 17:37 |  #2

Apples and Oranges. Depends on your needs, your situation, your goals for which piece of equipment. Just my opinion, but I don't see 'comparisons between these two photograpahic tools as really being productive unless you just want a listing of specs which can be found most anywhere.

I chose the 7D over both the 5D MK II and the 1D MK IV, because the 7D fit my 'birding' hobby best.




  
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Apr 11, 2010 17:42 |  #3

1Ds 4 FTW!!


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Apr 11, 2010 17:50 |  #4

Low light 5D Mk ii -------- Sports 7D


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Apr 11, 2010 18:40 |  #5

Both. They are both excellent cameras that together will cover anything I want to do.


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Apr 11, 2010 18:58 |  #6

I'd seriously also consider a used 1D Mark III if you are at this price point and shooting things that call for the IQ of the 5D2 and the AF performance and frame speed of the 7D. The 1D3 bests the performance of the 7D with IQ that is pretty close to the 5D2.


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Apr 11, 2010 18:58 |  #7

When I decided on a new body I went with a 7D. 5Dmk2's awesome but I wanted a better AF system.


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Apr 11, 2010 19:00 as a reply to  @ Freddy Flash's post |  #8

No contest. Full frame sensor vs not. Period




  
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Apr 11, 2010 19:01 |  #9

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No contest. Full frame sensor vs not. Period

Of course there's no contest because they aren't meant as competition for each other.


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Apr 11, 2010 19:03 |  #10

7D. No contest. Focus or OOF :lol:.


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Apr 11, 2010 19:09 |  #11

am i the only one with a 5d who doesn't have trouble focusing?

i shoot skiing and snowboarding for a living. somehow, i get on.

man the 5d sux!!


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Apr 11, 2010 19:13 |  #12

After owning both 7D and 5D2 now all I can say people are right when they say both cameras have there place, but, for me personally the 7D is just something else. That camera just has this something special about it even though its not FF.

For what ever its worth Im selling my 5D2 and going back to the 7D in the next week. I just really enjoyed using that camera even though the image IQ king is the 5D2 no doubt about it and even then I think the 7D is very close in IQ. And to the 7D Im sorry I ever betrayed you, Im coming back, lol!!


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Apr 11, 2010 19:18 as a reply to  @ JayStar86's post |  #13

I'll buy it As a backup. Howmuch?




  
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Apr 11, 2010 19:30 |  #14

I don't have any real issues with the focus system. Last weekend shot a snowboarding competition with long lenses. This weekend a live concert at ISO3200 with the camera in AI Servo.

Could the 5DII have a better AF system. Of course. Does that mean I don't get the vast majority of my shots in focus. No.

If I shot close in with mid length lenses of things coming at me at fast speed, I probably would have a problem. In that case I would buy a 1D. Since I rarely, if ever, shoot those type of things, I am/was not willing to give up the IQ of the 5DII. I recently made the decision to buy a 300F4IS instead of a 7D. No regrets.

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Apr 11, 2010 19:53 |  #15

How big is the IQ jump? i'm in the same warp as you. I'm using a 7D, but I will mostly be shooting portraits. I want the 5D2 so bad, but I will only be using the 50mm 1.8 since that is the only lens I have. Is it worth giving up the 7d + 28-135mm for the 5D with just the 50mm? btw I will be buying a light kit to use my wireless flash with. What would be the better camera for the long run btw I will be buying another lens next year.


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