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Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« on: October 01, 2012, 01:13:20 PM »
I currently am using a Canon 30D. My primary lens is a Canon 24mm- 70mm 2.8 L. I am really torn between a 5DMKII and a 7D. I love landscape photography.Any advice would be appreciated
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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D
« Reply #1 on: October 01, 2012, 01:24:28 PM »
5DII.  It allows you to use the best glass as they were meant to be used (i.e. TS-E 17 and 24).  Gives you more control of depth of field and has less noise at equivalent ISOs.

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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2012, 02:00:44 PM »
I am really torn between a 5DMKII and a 7D. I love landscape photography
Landscape photography makes the choice easy, as the advantage of the 5dII over the 7D is big in that area. Your 24-70 isnt wide enough for a variety of landscape stuff on a 7D, but its a classic length on the 5D. And comparing the sensors, you'll get better color, a little better dynamic range, and more flexibility for low-light with the 5D.

And the big difference between the two (frame rate and AF) is a non-issue for landscape work.

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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2012, 02:03:31 PM »
I am really torn...

As the most famous Sith Lord of them all said, "There is no conflict."  For landscape as a primary use, get the 5DII. 
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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2012, 02:59:54 PM »
5D2, nothing to think about, especially not with the current price.
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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2012, 03:17:48 PM »
5D II! less noise than the 7D...

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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2012, 04:04:40 PM »
I currently am using a Canon 30D. My primary lens is a Canon 24mm- 70mm 2.8 L. I am really torn between a 5DMKII and a 7D. I love landscape photography.Any advice would be appreciated

You can get a 5Dc and a Used 7D for the price of the MK2 with your 30D sold.

Just a thought.  ::)

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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2012, 04:21:39 PM »
For landscape and low light shooting, I would go for 5D II.  PLUS, you already have 24-70 L.


 
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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2012, 04:45:52 PM »
5D mark II worth every penny, more this days with its current price. 7D is APS-C go for a Full Frame Setup you will get more out of it. Many collegues bought the 7D and sold it after a few weeks.

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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2012, 05:15:25 PM »
I would look into the 6D.  That is what I would get today I think.
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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2012, 06:08:36 PM »
Everyone has said it best,  5DmkII. It is best for what you are looking to use it for.  From a user friendly standpoint, after shooting both for months, one still occasionally, the 5dmkii is much nicer to navigate.  The 7d has the goofy viewfinder af point illumination where it doesn't always blink red when the focus is locked. 

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Re: Upgrading from a canon30D cant decide between a5mkII or a 7D
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2012, 10:01:34 PM »
I have both: 5D2 for landscape, 7D for sports and wildlife
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