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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 08:57:08 AM »
If you love the 7D, you'll hate the 5D2 or the 6D.

Really? Remember what the OP wants the camera for:

"I'm trying to work in the industry of wedding and portrait photography mainly but on the side fashion"

The 5D II has been very successful in these areas, far more so than the 7D, and the 6D has the added strength of low-light AF that actually works - maybe even better than the Mk III. I love my 7D, but I love both the Mk II and the 6D a lot more!

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I wouldn't necessarily argue against that, though.

I also remember the biggest complaints from others and myself for just about any shooting was the AF. Unless of course, you like the 20D AF.

The 5D2 was only more successful because it was FF+resolution, and for no other reason. The 7D is a better camera and if you liked everything about the 7D, you find the 5D2 archaic.

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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #30 on: January 02, 2013, 08:57:08 AM »

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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #31 on: January 02, 2013, 12:20:14 PM »
I cannot recommend the 7D for wedding photog.  Get a 6D or 5D Mark III.  Well, get a 5D Mark III if you can afford it.
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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #32 on: January 03, 2013, 01:29:55 AM »
I cannot recommend the 7D for wedding photog.  Get a 6D or 5D Mark III.  Well, get a 5D Mark III if you can afford it.

As long as the lighting isn't too bad, the 7D does just fine. It's a great second camera, and you might just need that extra reach. I've shot a few weddings with my 7D,  no problem. I know an awesome professional photographer that shoots exclusively with a Rebel XSI. It takes a lot more than megapixels and ISO performance to make a great photo.
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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2013, 11:14:10 AM »
Ok, same question - I've had 7D for 2yrs+ and now I would like to go FF. At the moment I'm just hobbyist, so 5d3 is quite off my price range (though it's great body).

My main subject is portrait/fashion photography, so mainly still pictures, or with a little bit of movement. My main concern about 6D is the lack of AF-points sensitivity - only 1 cross-type in 6D vs. all 19 in 7D.

I use non-center af-points quite often as I use high-aperture lenses (50/1.4) and I don't want to loose my focus by recomposing image after focusing.

So is here anybody who really can compare AF on these two specific bodies?

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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2013, 12:29:52 PM »
I cannot recommend the 7D for wedding photog.  Get a 6D or 5D Mark III.  Well, get a 5D Mark III if you can afford it.

As long as the lighting isn't too bad, the 7D does just fine. It's a great second camera, and you might just need that extra reach. I've shot a few weddings with my 7D,  no problem. I know an awesome professional photographer that shoots exclusively with a Rebel XSI. It takes a lot more than megapixels and ISO performance to make a great photo.

Oh no, I wasn't saying it can't be done or people don't do it.  It just is not my recommendation.  I admit I have a lens selection that prohibits me from a reach problem, so I am able to shoot everything I do on FF.
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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2013, 02:13:01 PM »
If it's within your budget, just go for 5D3 and don't look back.  I have both, but 7D is getting less of the light now.   I love the AF points on the 7D and couldn't settle with anything less, which completely ruled out 5D2 and 6D.  1DX is way out of my price point and would not even consider it until I have some type of photo businesss.  That was my reasoning... Otherwise, I would have been completely satisfied with the 7D.  You will have the best of both world.  Just my two cents.
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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2013, 07:07:55 PM »
Just think about it.. if you use it at many gigs, the 5D mark III will basically pay itself off.
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Re: UPGRADING 7D to FF Please help!!!
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2013, 07:07:55 PM »