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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


I am using it mainly to shoot Nature/Birds and Sports Photography, but I was thinking about starting Portraits on a amateur level, you know sell to friends and family.

I heard 7D is the way to go with action shots, but will that screw up my hopes or portraits?

my current setup is

Canon Rebel XS
EF-70-200 F/2.8 IS II USM
EFS 55-250mm Telelens
EFS 18-55mm lens

Any suggestions or should I wait for the 6D? and when is the 6D out

Thank you



Nov 22, 2012 at 09:45 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


A full frame camera like the 6D is without any doubt a great camera for portraiture. But from the lenses you own the 70-200/2.8L IS II is the only lens that would mount. The others are EF-S mount and do just fit crop cameras. The 7D would definitely fit better to your current lens set. It's not bad for portraiture It's just that the 6D will be the better. If you think full frame as a next step you'll have to include a reconsideration of your lens setup.

Have EOSfun



Nov 22, 2012 at 09:53 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


7D can do portraits fine. Just add a 50/1.8 or 85/1.8.

The only thing it wont do is the absolute subject isolation that FF can do, but often you have to stop down for more DOF rather than wanting less.



Nov 22, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


Thanks for the feedback on the 7d, would th 5d mkii be worth the extra money and would iI loose iq in the sports and nature shots


Nov 22, 2012 at 11:21 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


I you are doing sports and nature the 7D is the way to go. As it was said earlier, your other lenses will keep working.


Nov 23, 2012 at 12:29 AM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


Go the 7D - it's cheaper, with better AF and more FPS for sports, and you keep the APS-C reach for birds.

You can also continue to use your EF-S lenses

7D will do portraits just fine, especially if you add a fast prime like a 50mm or 85mm

The 5DII or 6D have much lower-spec AF and FPS, but give you a bit better performance at high ISO and more shallow DOF potential for portraits.



Nov 23, 2012 at 02:24 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


1d3. You'll never go back.


Nov 23, 2012 at 02:54 AM
 

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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


I loved 1D3 also, but it won't work with your EF-S lens setup.


Nov 23, 2012 at 03:36 AM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


iI don't think my budget is there for the 1d i need to use mu preferred account on Newegg I'm waiting for a good deal haha not sure itsncoming


Nov 23, 2012 at 03:51 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


I did some more reading and especially the reviews on here are disheartning...

is there really alot of Noise with the 7D?
is the AF really not working that 50% of the time or atleast give soft focus

I am confused why the camera receives a 9+ score if half the pictures it takes are with noise or not in sharp focus...

have anyone had these issues with the camera or is in only in lowerlight the issues come about



Nov 26, 2012 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


Very pleased with IQ of 7D & Canon 100-400.
Excellent clarity. Like you're right in
chimp's face at LA Zoo.



Nov 26, 2012 at 08:10 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


scottam10 wrote:
Go the 7D - it's cheaper, with better AF and more FPS for sports, and you keep the APS-C reach for birds.

You can also continue to use your EF-S lenses

7D will do portraits just fine, especially if you add a fast prime like a 50mm or 85mm

The 5DII or 6D have much lower-spec AF and FPS, but give you a bit better performance at high ISO and more shallow DOF potential for portraits.


+100



Nov 27, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · What body to go with my Canon 70-200 F/2.8 L USM II 7D or 5DMKII


thomashammer78 wrote:
Thanks for the feedback on the 7d, would th 5d mkii be worth the extra money and would iI loose iq in the sports and nature shots


You definitely won't loose IQ but you'll loose the benefit of the extra reach of the crop sensor for your nature shots. From my experience with my 7D I have found that its really suseptable to user error in regards to if your gonna nail the focus or not but with proper technique you will get amazing results out of that body. I recently picked up a 5DIII and makes me feel like I can't miss focus unless I try in comparison to my 7D . The 7D has treated me well for portraiture too though but it has been relegated to nature/wildlife/sports shooting when I am focal length limited.



Nov 28, 2012 at 12:00 AM





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