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Who works on a deadline wouldnt use a 7d, but a 1d. So, youre not so important as you pretend. If it takes you forever to clean noise, youre no professioneal either.
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I'm not a particular 7D advocate, but this statement about deadlines and no one faced with them using a 7D reflects some sort of peculiar prejudice as well as no little amount of ignorance. It depends on the market, the photographer, and the capital available.
I shoot for a small (very) town newspaper. Given a chance I will always use my 1DIIn or (even better) my 1DsII over the 7D (which I picked up used in an emergency because my main cameras couldn't do the job). I was faced this fall with shooting HS football at night in what is some of the worst field lighting imaginable. It is actually so bad that players (particularly visiting) can sometimes lose the ball on a long pass or punt.
My 1DIIn pushed all the way to H even when shooting with a 135 f/2.0L couldn't stop action. The 7D with its ISO 6400 allowed my f/2.8 lenses to give me a fighting chance and has continued to do so as winter sports moved indoors to a truly dark gym.
Given the chance I would absolutely, utterly have preferred to buy a 1DIV, but there was at least a $3K price differential. In the current economic comedy, many of us are working to pay the rent with whatever tool we have available.
Yes, I have deadlines. Yes, I shoot RAW. Yes, 7D photos take more work to look - how shall we say it? - smooth enough to print. This means I spend more time in PP than with shots taken with the 1DIIn. On the other hand, without the 7D I wouldn't have even have the images.
I don't really know what "noise" is and in this entire Internet inferno, I've not once read it defined. In my direct experience of meeting newspaper deadlines, a 7D image takes more work than does one made with the 1DIIn. On the other hand, I'm shooting at dramatically higher ISO with the 7D and getting shots that would have otherwise been impossible. Would the 1DIV do a better job? Sure as h*ll hope so, given its price.
This whole argument has gone into the realm of stupid. The two cameras are not directly comparable no matter how anyone wants to argue it. Also, the basic laws of physics strongly suggest that a smaller sensor with 2.5 times as many tiny pixels is going to get more random diffraction of light - which is what I assume people call noise - than a larger sensor with larger pixels.
Clearly, skilled photographers can create amazing images with either tool. Vilification of one another based upon on model of tool used strikes me as a remarkably dumb thing to do. I am far more interested in advice in how to get my 1DIIn to perform better in low light and also what I can do to make the 7D require less PP. Even better I'd love advice on how to get my hands on a 1DIV (or even better the mythical 1Dx).
Sorry, I'm ranting. I'll stop.