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Jay Adeff wrote:
I use pro bodies for my photography work, but I have a 450D (XSi) for personal use on vacations and such. I compared the 450D to a friend's 7D, and considering only image quality, I really was not impressed by the 7D. Yes, the files are a little larger. But at 800 ISO and higher, I felt that the noise reduction in the 7D really obliterates any resolution advantage over the 450D. I guess if you want all the newer features of the 7D, it's hard to argue. But if you want a 7D for high ISO improvement, I don't think it's worth it. I'd use the money to start buying better full frame lenses and eventually upgrade to a full frame or 1.3 crop body (1D series).
And between the 70-200 f4 IS and the 70-200 2.8L IS (original version), definitely go for the f4 version. It's much sharper, lighter, and has superior IS.
Did you compare The files like for like or did you hit the dreaded 100% button?
I've had multiple crop bodies from canon 350D, 30D, 450D, 40D 1d2n, 50D 7D .
I would rate the for iq : 7D m2n, 450D,50D, 40D 350D&30D (tie)
Fact is they were all very close when viewing the images at sensible levels. IE either printed or the full image on screen.
But the 7D is head and shoulders above the others for the total package. AF , ease of use etc. the m2n beats it for AF (only just though) but looses out on the controls front. Also the m2n I find the files need much more work to get just right.
For user experience I would put the above in order : 7D , m2n , 40D&50D (tie) 30D, 450D, 350D
Never having owned a ff body I can't compare but I do know the 7D is by far the best canon crop camera . ( unless you count the 1D4 but that's much higher money)