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Really want a new camera

well i really am due for an upgrade but find it hard seeing myself saving 3 and a half grand as i like to also spend money on me car! 😛

i am wondering if maybe the 7D is the go…. digitalrev had a good little review

http://www.digitalrev.com/en/which-one-to-get-canon-eos-7d-vs-5d-markii-4655-article

any thoughts, particularly considering the 7D is about half the price….

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18 responses

  1. go the 7D 😉

    March 24, 2010 at 10:25 am

  2. Dude, 5D, $1400 it’s yours! :p

    March 24, 2010 at 8:59 pm

  3. 5DII you wont regret it its sensational…

    March 25, 2010 at 7:37 pm

  4. I hear the and read the 7D is quite amazing too
    the thing about the 5dmk2 is not only the cash but the fact i dont have any L-series lenses so im kinda thinking get the 7D build up a good kit of lenses then one day down the track be able to justofy going all out on the best body

    March 25, 2010 at 10:39 pm

  5. Get whatever your budget allows! But if you can build on it long term it will save you $$ in the long run.

    March 26, 2010 at 5:33 pm

  6. Go full frame Dylan…but I guess you have to go with what your budget allows.
    Maybe even try a Nikon……you might like them!!

    March 27, 2010 at 9:35 am

  7. no Nikon for me thanks 😛
    well…. my mind hasnt really been made up yet….. a mk2 would be awesome… but i have no great lenses for it….. :S this sucks haha

    March 27, 2010 at 12:18 pm

  8. Definetly spend more money on your lens’ they are the real winners…

    March 28, 2010 at 8:57 pm

  9. Darren i think your looking at the way i am…..
    im still thinking…. 7D body and build a really nice lens kit after that and then once i have good lenses get what will probably be the 5Dmk3!

    March 28, 2010 at 9:02 pm

  10. mervfrench

    Get the 7d, you won’t be disappointed and wait a few years for the 8d mk5 or what ever. Good glass before a a top end camera is a better long term investment than a camera.

    March 29, 2010 at 7:05 pm

  11. yep i think im with you merv!

    March 29, 2010 at 7:25 pm

  12. I understand when you want to do something and you just don’t enough money to get it.

    I started of with the Nikon D40 with 18-55mm lens. I have that still and I also have the Nikon D60 and 55-200mm lens. Long story to why I have both. The one thing I am lacking in is the external flash, I still use the camera flash.
    Some times it is good to use what you got and just get the extra’s you need for that instead of upgrading the camera.

    March 30, 2010 at 10:30 pm

  13. yeah i know what u mean…. but i have well and truly thrashed my 400d and it really is time to upgrade! (well i think an upgrade was due about a year ago!)
    and then i wanna build a good lens kit!

    March 30, 2010 at 10:44 pm

  14. Craig Chiswell

    Dylan, if your on the budget then the 7D is a no brainer. It is more weather sealed than the 5Dm2, as well as shoots 8 frames per sec, waaaay better focusing system, and also as a bonus you can remote fire flashes from the camera itself. The shutter is sweetly soft compared to the 5D, and super colour rendition. It’s still pretty good low light, but the 5Dm2 is better bc of less pixel density in the sensor. I have both mate, and would grab the 7D, which will last you. With stitching these days, full frame is not a necessity and how often do you need that much resolution for general fun shooting. It does have 18Mp sensor, and does it very well.

    If you are shooting long shutter exposures at 100 iso then all the better.

    Craig

    April 6, 2010 at 3:42 am

  15. I still reckon you should change to Nikon Dylan!!

    April 6, 2010 at 7:15 am

  16. Hey Dylan,
    Saw your post and remebered this link I saw last week. All you have to do is win the Grand Prize and you’ll get a free camera….EASY!! I’m pretty sure it’s an international comp. Good luck.

    http://www.4eyesphotocontest.com/index.php

    April 6, 2010 at 12:29 pm

  17. Cheers Craig I have read reviews and watched a bunch and found the same stuff your mentioning and I have realised what a good camera the 7D really is in its own right! Great for sports and wildlife photography which are both two styles i do (not as much as landscapes)

    Jamie….. NOPE hahaha

    Cheers Sandy I have bookmarked that page 😀

    April 7, 2010 at 9:08 pm

  18. Adrian

    Hey mate, one of my mates have the 7D.
    used it and is still realli good 🙂 although i prefer crop camera. but yeh if u want a square then the 5DmkII 😀
    i want a full frame camera too for low light shots..

    April 28, 2010 at 3:17 pm

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