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sell the 5d ii for 2 7ds/60ds?

 
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Apr 19, 2011 10:45 |  #1

Hi guys,

Currently I have a 5d ii and a 7d but I may need another camera. So it leads me to think should I sell the 5d ii and buy two 7ds/60ds under canon loyalty program? What is the advantage of the 5d over 7d/60d beside being able to shoot wide? Thanks


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Apr 19, 2011 12:48 |  #2

full frame, no agc...
if you own and use both already, you should already know which one suits you best.


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Apr 19, 2011 13:47 |  #3

I'm a noob in video and I cant tell which is better for video yet


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Apr 19, 2011 14:52 |  #4

The only reasonable benefit of the 5D II from what I can tell is the large sensor, which can provide a depth of field that cannot be matched by any Red camera or Crop camera. Then again, it lacks a 60 fps for slow motion shots.

So it really depends on how often you take advantage of the large sensor in the 5D II and whether or not you could live without it. I just can't justify the cost difference of the 5D II when compared to a $700 T2i just to get a little better bokah in some of my shots.


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Apr 19, 2011 15:40 |  #5

I shoot with 5D and 7D and I find more reasons to get rid of the 7D to replace it with two t2i but I own so much canon LP-E6 for two camera and two LED lights.




  
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Apr 19, 2011 17:03 |  #6

^Agreed.
2 T2i's beats 1 7d if you're filming IMO. Personally, I don't think I could part with a 5Dii for a 7d, even 2 60d's. If it was in my arsenal already, I wouldn't get rid of it. :)


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Apr 19, 2011 17:23 |  #7

5d2 = larger sensor = shallower DOF, better low light, lens accurate FOVs, and, subjectively, a very nice picture. i like the 60fps capabilities of canon's crop offerings, but, like the above posters, it would be very difficult for me to part with the 5d2 as i think it makes the nicest pictures of any video dslr.


  
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Apr 19, 2011 19:26 |  #8

If you have the opportunity to work with 3 very good cameras (7D), in my opinion, my choice would be to sell the 5D and get two extra 7Ds. If you're doing film work or documentary work or such, one camera isn't enough. You need more than 2. But if you're not doing much shooting yet, work with both and see which you like better, then make up your mind. All comes down to preference.




  
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Apr 19, 2011 19:48 |  #9

I will be doing commercial and wedding work for vietnamese community in CA. In video mode, does the T2i with Magiclantern lack anything from the 7d? I even think about selling both and buy 3-4 refurbished 60d from canon website. Too many options I cant make up my mind.


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Apr 19, 2011 20:06 |  #10

are you planning to man 4 cameras by yourself? good luck.


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Apr 19, 2011 20:23 |  #11

i'll work with 3 other friends :-)


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Apr 19, 2011 23:39 |  #12

ontopofm wrote in post #12255921 (external link)
I will be doing commercial and wedding work for vietnamese community in CA. In video mode, does the T2i with Magiclantern lack anything from the 7d?

usability preferences aside, no... the t2i with magic lantern is arguably a better video camera than the 7d (as, currently, there is no magic lantern firmware for the 7d).


  
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