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Re: 5D2 refurb or new 7D as backup to 5D3?
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2013, 01:21:30 PM »
I would say a used 5D2 or a Refurb 5D3 when they come back down to the 2375$ pricing. The 6D AF isn't much better than the 5D2 IMO.

The thumb-jog doesn't really matter much on the 5D2/6D/5Dc because you'll mainly be using one point.  ;)
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Re: 5D2 refurb or new 7D as backup to 5D3?
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Re: 5D2 refurb or new 7D as backup to 5D3?
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2013, 01:31:10 PM »
I've owned two 7D's, two 5D MK II's and two 5D MK III's.  My 7D was mostly useful as a studio camera with good lighting, or outdoors with bright lighting.  It suffered at high ISO 800 or over, but could be used at 1600 or even 3200 if you were immune to noise or used a lot of NR.
 
I always preferred my 5D MK II to the 7D's.  Finally, I sold the 7D's and bought a used 1D MK II.  What a improvement that made. 
 
The 7D was certainly a good crop body, it had some significant good points in adequate light and suffered in low light.
 
 
BTW, you need only look at the resolution scores at Photozone, DXO, or any lens review site to see how much sharper FF images are than images from a crop camera.  Even a old 5D classic will out resolve every Canon crop made including the 7D when tested using the same lens.  The reason is that FF cameras are not as demanding of a lens as a camera with a small sensor.  Just because a crop uses the center portion of a lens does not overcome the FF advantage except for vignetting.

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Re: 5D2 refurb or new 7D as backup to 5D3?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2013, 11:17:42 AM »
I've owned two 7D's, two 5D MK II's and two 5D MK III's.  My 7D was mostly useful as a studio camera with good lighting, or outdoors with bright lighting.  It suffered at high ISO 800 or over, but could be used at 1600 or even 3200 if you were immune to noise or used a lot of NR.
 
I always preferred my 5D MK II to the 7D's.  Finally, I sold the 7D's and bought a used 1D MK II.  What a improvement that made. 
 
The 7D was certainly a good crop body, it had some significant good points in adequate light and suffered in low light.
 
 
BTW, you need only look at the resolution scores at Photozone, DXO, or any lens review site to see how much sharper FF images are than images from a crop camera.  Even a old 5D classic will out resolve every Canon crop made including the 7D when tested using the same lens.  The reason is that FF cameras are not as demanding of a lens as a camera with a small sensor.  Just because a crop uses the center portion of a lens does not overcome the FF advantage except for vignetting.
And if you need the fps rate with the extra low light advantage and only have modest budget resources, the 5D3 answers both of those... albeit a little slower  fps rate than the 7d, the 6fps are still useful... If it wasn't for budget restraints I'd love a 1Dx! 

I'm still trying to sell my 7d, just haven't been able to do it quite yet.  Still reaching for it in some of my sports work... the 8fps can still make a difference between getting the money shot or getting the shot right before or after the money shot!   ::)
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Re: 5D2 refurb or new 7D as backup to 5D3?
« Reply #32 on: April 04, 2013, 11:17:42 AM »