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    Re: Which Body should I go for?



    Neuro beat me to it!


    The exposure will not be the same but the noise is 1 1/3 stops better so you can increase the ISO without a noise penalty. Just as Neuro already said, just wanted to make sure your with me. :-) But because the aperture is 1 1/3 stops slower it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72


    Hi William. In comparing the 7D to the 5DII you may also want to refer to some tests John/Neuro did a few months back:


    community.the-digital-picture.com/.../5926.aspx


    On page 2 there is a noise test.


    It always seems that body comparison threads start the same way. A Page of general comparisons then it isinevitable, it turns in to several pages of technical discussion on Noise.


    One of the things I did not like about the 7D using it with the 500mm, it seemed I was always fighting for light. What I mean by this, I didn't like getting the ISO to high. Often wildlife shots are in less than ideal lighting situations. So I found myself shooting slower shutter speeds to keep the ISO down, then the shutter speed would be to slow. With the shutter speed slow, say at 1/500 it gets really hard to "hand hold" the lens even with IS and get a good sharp picture. That said this is one of the things I really like about the 1D IV, it doesn't feel like I am fighting for shutter speed as much. It makes the 1.6 vs 1.3 crop factor loss a forgotten issue.


    The 7D just doesn't handle the higher ISO's as well as the 5D II or the 1D IV. I still stick by my conspiracy theory(which is...the 7D is dumbed down somewhat with the firm ware). Part may or may not be the sensor depending on who's opinion you read.



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    Re: Which Body should I go for?



    1D IV, two 5D II's and a 7D. Your alucky man! :-)


    Cheers,


    John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Glass


    1D IV, two 5D II's and a 7D. Your alucky man! :-)


    Cheers,


    John.


    I gave the 7D to my brother a few months back...he is the lucky one. I had to buy mine. I really need to sell my backup 5D....it is a bit excessive.



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    I read your review Neuro, nice work and very informative. I'm now squarely wedged on the horns of a dilemma, but at least I'm a lot better informed and feel more confident in my decision making. Thanks again to everyone who had some input. Cheers : )


    Any further comments welcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by William
    Any further comments welcome.

    7D has a lot better AF system than the 5DII, and the 5DII has a better overall IQ. if I were you, I will go to check if the ISO performance of 7D is acceptable. if it's not, than no choice, have to pick the 5DII.(or 5DI)


    I used to think the 7D is very noisy, but after I learned how to reduce noise by getting the "best exposure" when taking the picture and in PP, noise has become a minor issue.


    BTW, 5DII is selling for $1999.99 new on www.henrys.com. I believe the prices of camera bodies should be down since the new camera body is coming out with some new tech.


    here is the shot I took using 7D with 1.4X TC, ISO2500,1/8000


    [img]/resized-image.ashx/__size/800x0/__key/CommunityServer-Discussions-Components-Files/24/3666.IMG_5F00_1183_2D00_1.jpg[/img]


    do you think the noise is acceptable? maybe 60D is better choice since it has the same senor as the 7D, just my 2 cents.

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