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  • #31
    Originally posted by seahawk View Post
    One problem you want to consider is, that a lens designed for a fullframe sensor shines on a crop sensor. Put the same lens on a DSLR with a high resolution FF sensor and you will suddenly notice problems - especially vignetting - that you have not had before.
    Yup!!! My 100-400 isnt so great on my 5d2, my 70-200f2.8L is great tho.
    Chris Sharps
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    • #32
      Witch camera is better then for the 100-400L ?

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      • #33
        Originally posted by legoguy View Post


        Thanks for the input Chris! A 5Dii would be a dream to have although being full frame, I'm not sure I could survive without the 1.6x sensor crop. I have a 100-400mm and I find myself between 300 and 400mm most of the time. I'd drop from a 640mm (5mm equivalent) on 7D, down to 400mm on the 5D. Unless it is fully possible to crop deeply into the 5Dii image, then I figure it would hurt my beloved range distance.


        Dave
        Which is one of the main reasons I went for a 7D over a 5D2 (apart from price lol).

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        • #34
          Originally posted by Bjorn1979 View Post
          Witch camera is better then for the 100-400L ?
          7D would show less of the100--400's flaws. It is ok on my 5D2 but it vignettes quite badly. I don't get any of this on my 7D or 1D
          Chris Sharps
          5D3 | 5D2 | 7D | 1D2 | 10D | 400D | 1V | 3
          17-40F4L | 24-105F4LIS | 70-200F2.8LIS | 100-400LIS
          24F1.4L II | 50F1.2L | 85F1.2L II | 15F2.8 Fisheye | 50F1.4 | 100F2.8 Macro
          1.4x | 550EX x2

          Fuji X100

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          • #35
            Okay, and how about the 50D ?

            I now have a 350D and a 1000D. Next year i will buy the 100-400 and i'm looking for a new camera. I use the 1000D with the 28-135 and the 350D is quite old now and i'm thinking of using it as a backup camera.

            As the shops here in the Netherlands don't sell the 50D anymore i'm looking for a 2nd hand now. I found one including battery grip for 700. The guy had the camera for 4 months now and made about 2000 clicks.

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            • #36
              50D is also a crop sensor camera, so it should behave equal to the 7D.
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              • #37
                So a good camera then ?

                It has to replace the 350D so a big step forward would be nice. I think i wouldn't get that with a 500/550.

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                • #39
                  Originally posted by Bjorn1979 View Post
                  So a good camera then ?

                  It has to replace the 350D so a big step forward would be nice. I think i wouldn't get that with a 500/550.

                  Image quality wise, stick a 100-400 on a 500/550d and you'll get very similar results to the 50D if not the same. What is different is the handling of the cameras. The 50D is a much more robust, bigger camera offering a few extra features that the consumer rebel range lacks, ie faster burst mode for high speed shooting etc. From what I have seen and heard is that those who have the 50D have been very pleased with it. I never got one as it really wasn't a step up from my 40D at all more an evolutionary upgrade, whereas the 7D is an upgrade compared to the 40D.
                  Last edited by B7772ADL; 2010-12-31, 14:39.

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                  • #40
                    I upgraded from the 20D to the 50D acouple of years ago. I have 2 bodies and 3 lenses (17-85), 100-400L and 600L, all of which function well. Get to know which modes work well in a particular situation, and use the histogram feature and it never disappoints!

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                    • #41
                      Originally posted by Richard M. A. Wood View Post
                      I upgraded from the 20D to the 50D acouple of years ago. I have 2 bodies and 3 lenses (17-85), 100-400L and 600L, all of which function well. Get to know which modes work well in a particular situation, and use the histogram feature and it never disappoints!
                      A solid approach, which helps you get a better photographer and improve the quality of your photos always using the same gear.

                      But then again ... a new toy is a new toy!
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                      • #42
                        I bought the 2nd hand camera yesterday. Drove directly to Schiphol to take some pictures with the 50D and the 70-300.

                        In comparison with my old 350D this 50D is a lot quicker. Didn't use the histogram feature yet but this evening i have some time for reading the manual

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                        • #43
                          I ended up going with the 7D. Amazon has the body only for $1506, which I think it's a good price, as bodies regularly go for ~$1700. Hopefully this will last as long as the XT did (5.5 years and still going strong).
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                          • #44
                            Likewise, I went with the Canon 7D aswell, finally ordered today. I figured I might as well splash out on it now so it will do for the next 4 or 5 years, rather than getting a 50D and then wanting an upgrade after around a year of use.

                            Dave

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                            • #45
                              Odd man out

                              This may be the odd man out post, but besides Dr. Wood, no one has really concentrated on getting some quality glass up front. I still shoot with that old and antiquated (by today's standards, and some users posts here in this thread) 30D, which is 4 years old, and going strong. In fact, alot of my aviation stuff has come from this camera, because I got some quality glass first. The 300 F 2.8 IS is one of the best lenses that Canon makes,and has served me very well for just as long as the body. Two years ago, I invested in a 5D MK II, and the lenses only go to show that bodies are quite disposable, but a good piece of glass can last a very long time. I got "Prime L Fever" a long time ago, and I have had alot of fun using these lenses that I was able to acquire. Get away from the megapixel race, concentrate on the complete optical chain, and, above all...LEARN HOW TO POST PROCESS!!! 50% of what a picture is is in the post production portion.

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