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From crop to full frame. Did you keep your crop?

 
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Jul 26, 2012 11:53 |  #1

Enough of the logic, mathmatical and physics arguments when discussing crop vs. full frame. Bottom line. Did you keep your crop when you moved to FF? Why or why not?

I have 4 areas of interest with photography; landscapes, night shots, macro and birding. Birding is the reason I am thinking about keeping my T2i but I have not had my 5Diii long enough to know for sure. Next on my list is a 100-400L and a 1.4x for the 5Diii, but I keep thinking it would be even better on my T2i.

So for me, yes for now but not sure for how long. I have to see how the improved focus and other features of the 5Diii play into the equation.


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Jul 26, 2012 11:58 |  #2

Yes for me. Interests are landscapes and architectural.


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Jul 26, 2012 11:59 |  #3

Yes:). Kept the 7D for sports and wildlife.


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Jul 26, 2012 12:16 as a reply to  @ mesodan's post |  #4

Bought a 5D2 late last year - love it - but still have my 40D and still use it. I like the faster fps for sports shots.


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Jul 26, 2012 12:18 |  #5

I have 3 croppers and one full frame.


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Jul 26, 2012 12:20 |  #6

Use the 7D for sports and wildlife and the 5d for everything else.
BTW the 100-400 will probably not AF with a 1.4 TC as its F8 ,check it before you buy


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Jul 26, 2012 12:21 |  #7

Yes, I have an APS-C (well actually 2), APS-H, and FF body

They all have their place and strengths

My main interests are birding and landscape/travel.


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Also, unless you already own the 1.4x, or also have a 70-200 it will work with, I wouldn't bother getting it. Make sure you realize it will not AF on either of your bodies with the 100-400 (unless you buy a third party TC and use the "tape trick" in which case the AF will work, but very slow/poorly).


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Jul 26, 2012 12:28 |  #8

I had a 5D2 and 7D combo that I sold to get a 5D3 and was quite happy with it. I did find I missed having a second body so I decided to get a 60D for backup, the crop factor was a main element in the decision. I didn't want to limit myself to FF only on both bodies.


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Jul 26, 2012 12:50 |  #9

Yes… sort of…

At the time I was certain I didn't want my crop anymore because the "new" (used) camera was a big expense for me, and it was so much better that I'd never want anything else. So I sold it to a friend.

Afterward I regretted selling my old camera because it was nice to have a smaller, lighter body for casual use. I also realized I should have a backup. I am mostly a hobbyist but I get talked into doing a couple weddings a year for friends and I just can't do that without backup equipment, even if they aren't paying much.

So even though I didn't end up keeping my original camera, I did pick up a newer Rebel on Craigslist to replace it. I am glad I did, because even when I don't strictly "need" two cameras, if I'm going on a day trip it's handy to be able to toss both of them in the car with different lenses mounted and grab one or the other without swapping lenses all the time.


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Jul 26, 2012 12:50 |  #10

Why does everyone assume that immediately after buying a ff camera that your crop bodies are suddenly crap? Silliest notion I've seen all too often on these forums.

The 5D3 isn't so much better just because it's a FF camera, its that much better because of the improvements Canon has made to the AF system, Digic processing computers, and just general sensor quality in general. Put it against a 1D4 and you'll find pretty equal performance......diffe​rences in IQ will be, IMO, mainly subjective.

Horses for courses.....FF is not the holy grail, simply another tool to be used as appropriate.




  
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Jul 26, 2012 12:54 |  #11

No. I have kept my last film camera, the Eos-3 and my current 5D2. My crop 30D went in part excghange for the 5D2.


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Jul 26, 2012 13:03 |  #12

DennisW1 wrote in post #14773106 (external link)
Why does everyone assume that immediately after buying a ff camera that your crop bodies are suddenly crap? Silliest notion I've seen all too often on these forums.

The 5D3 isn't so much better just because it's a FF camera, its that much better because of the improvements Canon has made to the AF system, Digic processing computers, and just general sensor quality in general. Put it against a 1D4 and you'll find pretty equal performance......diffe​rences in IQ will be, IMO, mainly subjective.

Horses for courses.....FF is not the holy grail, simply another tool to be used as appropriate.

Indeed.


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Jul 26, 2012 13:06 |  #13

Yes.

Had 40D, then added 7D, then added 5DII, sold 7D to fund 5DIII.


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Jul 26, 2012 13:15 |  #14
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Yep. I dumped mine.


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Jul 26, 2012 13:20 |  #15

I had sold my 5d3 to go to a 7d/5D2 setup (plus some pocket filler). I found that I preferred to have 2 crop bodies based on the amount of wildlife I do. Guess I really only need one body, but like the idea of a backup.


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