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p.1 #1 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


I normally shoot with 2 5d2's and L primes. I recently sold most of my gear to take a break from business photography but just got asked to help shoot a wedding tomorrow. I will have a 7d with 17-55mm 2.8 IS and a 5d with 70-200mm 2.8 IS ii, sigma 50mm 1.4, canon 85mm 1.8, canon 100mm 2.8L marcro, 2 580ex ii's, and the other accessories needed. What can I expect with with regard to the focus of the 7d & 17-55? Ive heard mixed reviews on mis-focusing. Do I just stick with center point focus and one shot? Im more concerned with the image quality ill get out of that pair than I am with the 5d2/70-200.

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Matt

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Mar 28, 2013 at 01:03 PM
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p.1 #2 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


I've used 7D multiple times in past and have never come out with any focusing issues. You will be fine with 7D in terms of focusing, try to keep ISO below 2000 if you want more cleaner look from your images.


Mar 28, 2013 at 01:05 PM
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p.1 #3 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


While the 7D is a notch or 2 down from the 5Dmk3 as far as overall IQ.

The AF should be spot on .... just be mindful of your spot size when it gets in lower light situations.

The camera is a blast to rock at receptions.
I use all AF points with no issues.



Mar 28, 2013 at 02:32 PM
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p.1 #4 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


Well this is encouraging. Any thoughts on the 17-55mm IQ?


Mar 28, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #5 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


I use a 7D and have no issues with focusing.


Mar 28, 2013 at 02:35 PM
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p.1 #6 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


matthew.lumpp wrote:
Well this is encouraging. Any thoughts on the 17-55mm IQ?


The IQ is great. Personally, I had a bad copy of this lens and the focus was all over the place. Had it calibrated several times but it never was spot on. Anyway, if yours is a good copy you won't have any issues!



Mar 28, 2013 at 02:38 PM
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p.1 #7 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


I shoot with 5dii and 7d and when i need better focus - i use 7d, especially with longer lenses. (we don't have 17-55)


Mar 28, 2013 at 03:01 PM
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p.1 #8 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


Good camera. Good lens. Life continues on with these. Don't search for issues with either because they work.


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p.1 #9 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


7D + 70-200 is birlliant & same is 7D + 16-35 - I love both of them.


Mar 28, 2013 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #10 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


cordellwillis wrote:
Good camera. Good lens. Life continues on with these. Don't search for issues with either because they work.


Yes basically this.

About the only real adjustment you'll need to make is getting used to using shorter lenses than you normally would. I wouldn't worry too much about ISO and noise.



Mar 28, 2013 at 05:20 PM
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p.1 #11 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


Unfortunately I just picked up the 7d im supposed to use and paired with my 17-55mm and its not as sharp as my t2i + 17-55mm, to the point where Im probably going to use the t2i. Ive got it set up for One shot, Single shot drive, single center point selected. Pretty disappointed.


Mar 28, 2013 at 07:10 PM
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p.1 #12 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


7d/5d3 combo. 7d doesn't lose out in anything under good light. It is a solid partner when. AF is spot on. Make sure you spend time MFA-ing the lenses.
Really liking this pairing because the controls are essentially the same so switching back and forth bodies is seamless.



Mar 29, 2013 at 12:20 AM
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p.1 #13 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


matthew.lumpp wrote:
Unfortunately I just picked up the 7d im supposed to use and paired with my 17-55mm and its not as sharp as my t2i + 17-55mm, to the point where Im probably going to use the t2i. Ive got it set up for One shot, Single shot drive, single center point selected. Pretty disappointed.


Shooting a t2i over a 7D would be a mistake. Lack of sharpness is probably user error due to inexperience...



Mar 29, 2013 at 01:16 AM
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p.1 #14 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


I wish that was the case. Every lens I have put on it is less sharp than on the t2i. Its the second 7d I have had similar problems with.


Mar 29, 2013 at 01:38 AM
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p.1 #15 · What to expect/how to compensate with 7d for wedding...Tomorrow


It's kind of like the camera is almost focusing but not 100%. So the details aren't there. It does seem a little better when using a flash though.


Mar 29, 2013 at 01:56 AM





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