9 times out of 10 I'm shooting weddings. The rest would be sports/portraits. I was just looking at our web portfolio (http://www.papertigermedia.ca
) and I'd say the photos are 50/50 5D and 7D, so one isn't getting used more than the other.
The 7D is better suited for weddings than the 5D in my opinion. It's true that it hunts less in low light focusing than the 5D (which is pretty bad for it). But I've usually got a flash with IR assist in those situations anyway.
The thing that drives me absolutely bananas with the 5D is how central the AF points are compared to the 7D. It's really tough to frame when you can't get your focal point near the edges of the frame if you need it. It's especially bad in vertical which I shoot a lot of.
Nice Web-site..... I think after reading everyone's reply I'll be upgrading to the 7D at first and then the 5D. You're right, I also have a 580EX II that can assist with really low light situations. However, I'm not 100% comfortable using it due to the soft/hard look I'll get. Maybe I'm not using the correct settings on the speedlite, I guess practise makes perfect.
You dont have to use the 580 straight on you know? You can try bouncing it (however if you're in a colored room the color may bounce into the subject)... you can get a mini softbox to soften the light, there are clip on reflectors for the light, lumisphere attachments, etc... Heck with the 580, you can pick up a cheap sync cord and shoot off camera... There are so many options that you dont have to shoot direct on camera... Visit any local camera shop and odds are they have a handful of attachments under $40... maybe even under $20... I think you're making a good choice with your progression... Just take your time to learn the AF system.. it's a complex system but if you get real comfortable with it can be your best friend.
True, I don't shoot straight on all the time. I have a diffuser on my speedlight and I still get these funky looking photos. What would you recommend for shooting off camera (other than a pocket wizard)?