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Apr 12, 2010 22:09 |  #31

good replies so far. my question is how long before the next generation 5d comes out? or another FF option in that price range? naturally, something "bigger and better" is always lurking around the corner, but how close is that corner?


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Apr 12, 2010 22:13 |  #32

Dj R wrote in post #9983656 (external link)
good replies so far. my question is how long before the next generation 5d comes out? or another FF option in that price range? naturally, something "bigger and better" is always lurking around the corner, but how close is that corner?

The earliest we will see a 5D mark 3 is maybe a year. More likely a year and a half.


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Apr 13, 2010 10:17 |  #33

And once released you have to factor in the waiting time before you actually get one. Also, will the upgrades really be worth the wait. The 5d2 is an amazing camera, when the 5d3 is released, i doubt the 5d2 is gonna drop that much in price, probably low $2000.


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Apr 13, 2010 10:36 as a reply to  @ NERV's post |  #34

To answer the OP specifically, there are two reasons I chose the 7D. The main reason is I shoot a lot of action so the 7D seemed like a natural for that. Second was price, I couldn't afford a 5D MkII but even if I could I probably would have stuck with the 7D based on what I shoot.


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Apr 14, 2010 14:21 |  #35

Curious if anyone here upgraded to a 7d from a digi rebel, xti xt t1i t2i etc. I'm guessing the image quality from the 7d is not just better, but a LOT better. I was seriously considering getting a 5dii. But the 7d is so much less and people that have them, love em... I think it's worth a shot.


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Apr 14, 2010 14:28 |  #36

NERV wrote in post #9986178 (external link)
And once released you have to factor in the waiting time before you actually get one. Also, will the upgrades really be worth the wait. The 5d2 is an amazing camera, when the 5d3 is released, i doubt the 5d2 is gonna drop that much in price, probably low $2000.

You can already get the 5D2 for around $2200-$2300 (body only) brand new so I am pretty sure it should drop to below $2k when the 5D3 comes out)

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Curious if anyone here upgraded to a 7d from a digi rebel, xti xt t1i t2i etc. I'm guessing the image quality from the 7d is not just better, but a LOT better. I was seriously considering getting a 5dii. But the 7d is so much less and people that have them, love em... I think it's worth a shot.

IQ between cameras is not nearly as much of a factor as most folks make it sound like. I honestly wouldn't worry about this so much. The only real difference between bodies is iso performance.


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Apr 14, 2010 14:32 |  #37

Dj R wrote in post #9994779 (external link)
Curious if anyone here upgraded to a 7d from a digi rebel, xti xt t1i t2i etc. I'm guessing the image quality from the 7d is not just better, but a LOT better. I was seriously considering getting a 5dii. But the 7d is so much less and people that have them, love em... I think it's worth a shot.

I can't find the link to the comparison that I have seen before but the T2i comes very close to the 7D in terms of IQ. They use similar sensors so that is not suprising. It's up to your budget and needs to determine if all the extra features of the 7D are worth the extra money over the T2i.

edit: not the exact link I was looking for, but you can see some comparison shots between the two here http://www.the-digital-picture.com …al-SLR-Camera-Review.aspx (external link)


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Apr 14, 2010 14:49 |  #38

Dj R wrote in post #9994779 (external link)
Curious if anyone here upgraded to a 7d from a digi rebel, xti xt t1i t2i etc. I'm guessing the image quality from the 7d is not just better, but a LOT better. I was seriously considering getting a 5dii. But the 7d is so much less and people that have them, love em... I think it's worth a shot.

I jumped from the xsi to the 7D. You definitley have an IQ increase but not as much as you would think. I upgraded for the feature set (FPS, Build, HD video, wireless flash) more so than IQ. If i wanted the best IQ i would have gone 5DMKII in a heart beat. Not to say that IQ on the 7D is a slouch because it isnt but its not in the same class as the 5DII. I loved 12mp on the xsi and 18mp on the 7D is a bit much but it does give me more detail in the images.


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Apr 14, 2010 15:12 |  #39

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I jumped from the xsi to the 7D. You definitley have an IQ increase but not as much as you would think. I upgraded for the feature set (FPS, Build, HD video, wireless flash) more so than IQ. If i wanted the best IQ i would have gone 5DMKII in a heart beat. Not to say that IQ on the 7D is a slouch because it isnt but its not in the same class as the 5DII. I loved 12mp on the xsi and 18mp on the 7D is a bit much but it does give me more detail in the images.

Cheers. I have been reading EVERYWHERE that the IQ on the 5dii is amazing. It's just so pricey. So I after reading many great reviews on the 7d I started to consider that. I realize that either body will have more features than my rebel. But I feel that I'd rather benefit from MORE features and BETTER image quality, if I'm going to make the switch.

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Apr 14, 2010 15:15 |  #40

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Cheers. I have been reading EVERYWHERE that the IQ on the 5dii is amazing. It's just so pricey. So I after reading many great reviews on the 7d I started to consider that. I realize that either body will have more features than my rebel. But I feel that I'd rather benefit from MORE features and BETTER image quality, if I'm going to make the switch.

thanks for the replies, all... kudos.

One thing to keep in mind: Cameras with tons of bells and whistles come and go quite often but a body that can simply flat out capture light well is an investment and something you'll hang on to for quite a while.

Witness the "5D Admirers" thread which is now on Version 4 !!!
(Also Note: Used 5D Sale Prices .. I'd say they've held up pretty well for an "Old" camera...)


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Apr 14, 2010 15:21 |  #41

I hear you.

I am stuck in the boat with the people who shoot all different genres. The folks who are wishing the 7d had the IQ of the 5dii. or the 5dii had the shutter speed of the 7d. I hate to label a camera and say "this body is great, but it's for 1 specific genre, but yea it can handle other genres too, but not as good as the xxxx".... but I'm starting to believe it's true. soooo many reviews are labeling these bodies as portrait vs sports. I'm not saying it's true, i'm just starting to sip too much of that juice!


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Apr 14, 2010 15:24 |  #42

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I hear you.

I am stuck in the boat with the people who shoot all different genres.

Well, once upon a time, every "sensor" was FF and was used for every genre so how did they do it "back in the day?"


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Apr 14, 2010 15:28 |  #43

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Well, once upon a time, every "sensor" was FF and was used for every genre so how did they do it "back in the day?"

touche. I hear ya brother.

just got a PM from a guy on this board. found him b/c he was looking to sell his 7d. I asked him why he was selling. he wanted to upgrade to the 5dii. after a few months, this is his direct cut/pasted feedback...

i had a 7D for three months and i sold it to buy a 5D2. but i honestly miss my 7D and really enjoyed using it even more so than my 5D2. The 7D really is a great camera and even though the 5D2 has a small IQ advantage over the 7D.... the 7D is just a pleasure to use and an all around better camera IMO.

no I'm not basing my decision on 1 man's opinion. and yes I really do want to go ff.
I will be going to lunch tomorrow with a 5dii owner. so I'll play around with it and report back.


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Apr 14, 2010 15:32 |  #44

One other thing to consider: 21Mp offers a heck of an ability to crop and still get a very useable image.

50% lopped off still leaves a file as big as what you get uncropped from a 1DMkIII.

(You do have to give it up to the 7D for AF speed and flexiblity however.)


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Apr 14, 2010 15:38 |  #45

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

it's more likely their bank account which needs readying.


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