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Apr 11, 2010 20:02 |  #16

7D because wildlife is my main interest.

I would love to try full frame for everything else and when the next version of 5D comes out I will buy it because I think I'll be ready for it by then.




  
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Apr 11, 2010 20:21 |  #17

Why is FF something people feel they have to be "ready for?"


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Apr 11, 2010 20:32 |  #18

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Why is FF something people feel they have to be "ready for?"

lol, good question. :lol::lol::lol:


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Apr 11, 2010 20:35 |  #19

I'm fortunate enough to have both.

When I'm shooting wildlife or sports, the 7D is the better choice. It's very fast and responsive. The 7D's AF system does really well (not that the 5D2 is a slouch, but it isn't designed for action).

Tracking is top-notch as shown here. I tracked this bird from to the left of the railing to the right where he came out from behind. The camera stayed on the Heron the entire time (I skipped several shots in the series, but they're all locked on the Heron).

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The pixel density is a plus as well. Here's a Blue Jay at 600 mm, f/8 with the 7D. In order to fill the frame in a similar fashon on the 5D2, I'd need 960 mm (not accounting for pixel county, which would relieve the 5D2 a little).

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The 5D2, on the other hand, really shows its capabilities in comparison when shooting at high ISO settings or when you want to utilize the shallowest DOF. The files are cleaner and have more latitude for adjustment at the mid-high ISO range than those from the 7D. It's also better (for me, due to my lens collection) if you want to go ultra-wide. My 16-35 is a great interior lens on the 5D2 (the 14L would be even better due to the very low distortion).

I'll be at an evening rally this Thursday - I will be using the 5D2 (or maybe both) for that event.

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Apr 11, 2010 20:50 |  #20
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Nice, thanx for the replies ;)


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Apr 11, 2010 20:54 as a reply to  @ post 9976188 |  #21

7d for the fps


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Apr 11, 2010 21:42 as a reply to  @ Octowl's post |  #22

I am really liking my 7D!


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Apr 11, 2010 22:12 |  #23

5D Mark II for portrait and 7D for sport. That is it~!


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Apr 11, 2010 22:18 |  #24

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #9976362 (external link)
Why is FF something people feel they have to be "ready for?"

LOL! In my case:

Firstly, I have barely started to photographed people or tried my hand at many landscapes (i.e. the kinds of subjects I'd want full frame for.)

Secondly, even if I did, I don't have any suitable lenses below 70mm - so unless everyone stands well back, they'll all have to wait until I'm ready!

Thirdly, I think another camera variant would be wasted on me now as I'm still enjoying learning to fully use the one I've got. I want to keep something back for the time comes when I want to try something new. I don't want to just buy stuff and have everything all at once, I want to savour and fully explore each individual thing.

That's why I'm not ready!




  
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Apr 11, 2010 22:42 |  #25

Blockburner28 wrote in post #9976188 (external link)
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.


In your situation, I'd buy a 5D classic, and you'll have $1300 left for lenses. 50mm on FF is not a good portrait length. You'd want something from 85 to 135. Spend $950 on the 135L and you'll have a killer combination.



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Apr 11, 2010 22:53 |  #26

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #9976362 (external link)
Why is FF something people feel they have to be "ready for?"

I think it's usually meant in the terms of suitable glass. Or at least that's the only thing I can think of! ;)




  
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Apr 11, 2010 23:09 |  #27

5D II for me because I don't do action.


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Apr 12, 2010 00:27 |  #28

Todd Lambert wrote in post #9977365 (external link)
I think it's usually meant in the terms of suitable glass. Or at least that's the only thing I can think of! ;)

<Shrug>

Folks seem to think that FF is some kind of magical place that only the best of the best of the best are entitled to try.

If someone came to me with no prior photographic experience asking which camera they ought to get, I'd suggest a nice, clean, previously-owned 5D (or a 5DMkII) and a 50mm f/1.4. I'd strongly suggest they set it to Large/Fine JPEG and just go find light for a year. Only then would I suggest they worry about the other bells and whistles.

The simpler the camera (regardless of sensor size) the more you learn to think like a photographer and less like a technician.


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Apr 12, 2010 00:32 |  #29

Theyre both great cameras and excellent at what they do best. If i had to decide on just one, I would think what most of my photos ive shot where and choose the camera that feeds my needs best.

There is no better and both beat out the other in certain things.


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Apr 12, 2010 01:20 |  #30

Jay, excellent points... totally agree.




  
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