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5D2 or 7D or wait?

 
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Sep 11, 2012 21:53 |  #1

I have been reading for days and just can't come to a conclusion. Prices on the 5D2 have dropped to what I can afford, but I am not sold on it being the right choice for me. Is the 7D right, or should i wait till year end? I shoot in this order of quantity.
1- high-school seniors (outdoors)
2- pinup (in studio)
3- my sons high school basketball and college marching band
4- landscape, street, etc.

I know for portraits the 5D is awesome, but I worry about losing the reach and better autofocus the 7D has. Thoughts, opinions, etc appreciated.


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Sep 11, 2012 21:56 |  #2

For what you say you shoot, I definitely think the 5D would be an awesome camera. The full frame will be great for portraits, studio work, and landscapes. Unfortunately the fps is kinda low so it wouldn't be the BEST camera for sports. But I have soon some pretty nice sports shots taken with the 5D Mk III.


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Sep 11, 2012 22:29 |  #3

I'd get a 7d, I had a 7d and bought a 5d2... Hated the AF on it, returned it and I'm waiting for the 5d3 prices to drop.


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Sep 11, 2012 22:48 as a reply to  @ kwando's post |  #4

I had a 7D for a year .. then bought a 5DII, found I stopped using the 7D so I sold it. I love the 5DII, but will replace it with a 5DIII when the prices come down to somewhere sensible


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Sep 11, 2012 23:04 |  #5

I worry about that, not liking the 7D anymore than my 50D and still wanting the 5D. Isn't the AF issue on the 5D fixed with a firmware update?


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Sep 11, 2012 23:37 |  #6

Scooter650 wrote in post #14979675 (external link)
... Isn't the AF issue on the 5D fixed with a firmware update?

What AF issue with the 5DII ?
While the 7D was certainly 'better' in this regard, I still had my share of OOF shots with it. I find the 5DII handles itself well .. when you learn how to use it.


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Sep 11, 2012 23:52 |  #7

I would get the 5D II




  
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Sep 11, 2012 23:55 |  #8

Wait.


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Sep 12, 2012 00:28 |  #9

at least wait for photokina. happens every two years and it's coming up in 2 weeks


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Sep 12, 2012 00:32 |  #10

For what you shoot, 5DII would be fine....

Except for the basketball. The 5D2's AF is not up to that, would be frustrating to use. For sports the 50D you already have is a better choice... or 60D or 7D. Used right both 50D and 60D can come close to the sports/action performance of 7D. It's just that the 7D is more customizable. (However, set it up wrong and you'll get worse results than 50D, I can tell you from personal experience.)

The differences from your 50D, the 7D and 60D are good for about one stop higher ISO. IQ isn't all that different. They can shoot video, tho, which your 50D can't. The 60D doesn't have Micro Adjust, that your 50D and the 7D both have. The 7D has a nice viewfinder, but it's different, with the active matrix/transmissive LCD. The 60D's VF is nearly identical to your 50D's.

I use 7D and 5DII, and have 50D as backup/loaner cameras. I shoot a lot of sports/action, so use the 7Ds about 10X as much as 5DII.

The 5D3 is more verstatile, with much improved AF compared to 5DC and 5D2. I think the folks suggesting you wait for Photokina (in a week or two) are thinking there might be a new FF model coming from Canon... There are rumors of a lower priced, smaller FF model with 7Dish AF. Who knows what Canon might do... it's just a rumor. But there are also 70D rumors... And a 39MP to 46MP model. No one really knows, who's talking about it.


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Sep 12, 2012 01:33 |  #11

yep wait for photokina to end...seems like Nikon's D600 is leaked...6D rumors could possibly be true.


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Sep 12, 2012 01:38 |  #12
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Buy my 5D2! :D


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