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| p.2 #1 · Best Canon Wildlife camera |
Funny that you just posted this pole. Last week I wrote a blog post as to why I think the Canon 7D is a great wildlife camera (see link if you're curious: http://btleventhal.com/bruceleventhal/2013/10/27/gear-the-canon-7d-our-wildlife-cameras ). I came to this conclusion for a number of reasons.
1. I have had and sold 7D bodies since their introduction (now on my 5th). This means that there is something that I must just like about them.
2. When I upgraded my wife's 40D, I bought her a 7D. This was following a trip to Kenya (2010) where I used my 7D for everything but landscapes. See East Africa portfolio... initial picture will show you the type of detail that can be captured with the camera.
3. I just returned from Costa Rica (trip #8) and during that trip I shot exclusively with my 5D mark iii. While the 5D mark iii has amazing AF, if you don't have (or don't want to carry) a 500mm f4.0, you will be focal length limited and will crop to make the most of the shot. By the time you crop, your resolution will be well below that of a 7D w/ or without converters.
4. I purchased my second 1D mark iii, thinking... better than the 7D... after spending another month with that camera, I decided that I'd rather have a lighter body with higher resolution than the 10 fps.
5. Budget... the 7D, while not disposable, is relatively cheap and you can have multiple for the price of a 5D mark iii or 1DX.
Just for clarification... between my wife and I, we have two 7D's, a 5D mark iii, and a Fuji X100. While a 1Dx would be great, short of someone designing a compact 500mm f4.0, the 7D paired with my 300 f2.8IS (and converters) and the other with a 100-400L IS seems to suite us well.
Look through the wildlife shots on my site... 90% were made with 7D's ( http://btleventhal.com )