RogerC11 wrote in post #15626067
It was mainly because the 7D offered me the AF and FPS performance I was after. All of the other "modern" canon cameras that offer this feature set are far more expensive (think 1dmkiv and 1dx). The money I saved also allowed me to purchase a 400mm lens
Now I won't be limited to 200mm of my 70-200 anymore, though ironically that's all I have been shooting with up until now, including the last couple of shots I posted. Cheers!
That makes sense then, if you're shooting with telephotos and doing shots like the one you've posted then I can see why you would prefer a 7D over a FF
TeleFragger wrote in post #15627573
in addition to Roger.. if I ever get anywhere started with sports photography like I want to ... I will also be going to a 7d. I havent been following anything lately but I need the finer burst rate (not to shoot like crazy and choose the best)... and some of the other features..
I may even go 5d mark iii or i just saw the new 6d in best buy... a FF for $1400!!!!! so i have to do some searching when the time comes...
but 7d is still the true top end Crop (in my opinion)...
Like with Roger I think for sports it would be good for you. For me I never do sports or any kind of action shots that require really fast AF so once I upgrade it will definitely be to FF, most likely the 6D since I doubt I could afford the 5D3!
I find the 550D to be a great body and with good glass you can really produce great images, the high ISO performance is obviously nothing compared to the 6D but I've still managed to get usable shots even at 3200. I see myself keeping the 550D for at least another year or two