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#1 toni-a

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 03:08 PM

A friend of mine is selling 7Dmkii like new, 10000 shutter actuations for less than 900$
I am using 5D and 750D, I am totally convinced about APS-C and selling my 5D plus full frame lenses, they ate too bulky.
Now would 7Dii offer any advantage over 750D that is more lightweight and has higher resolution ?
Is it worth the upgrade ?

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:09 PM

The 7D II is not a lightweight camera in my book; you could just as well keep shooting the 5D, unless you'd want a more modern camera.

 

If you are seriously considering lightweight, think Fujifilm or MFT. Similar setups with Fujifilm are probably around 50% to 70% weight wise, while MFT is likely around 30% to 40%, of Canon FF.

 

IQ is good ....

 

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 04:22 PM

Do you still keep the fantastic C 17-55/2.8 and  C11-.18?

If yes then buy 7d II.  it is good choice and lightweight setup  



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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:13 PM

Do you still keep the fantastic C 17-55/2.8 and C11-.18?
If yes then buy 7d II. it is good choice and lightweight setup


By no means I would ever consider selling my 17-55f2.8 in fact I planned to sell mine and rebuy it brand new, however since mine is working perfectly, all my friends advised I keep it.
I also have 15-85 , 10-18 and 8mm fisheye so I am well equipped for canon crop, the question is would it bring anything over 750 D ?
My 750D has given me nightmares with its autofocus on 17-55 however it works fine in live view mode. If 7D will solve just this i am very happy

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Posted 15 September 2017 - 06:54 PM

Better AF and it'll be in less pieces when/if it falls from a height. 



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Posted 16 September 2017 - 09:41 AM

I'd say go for it. My APS-C aspirations are less (80D), but 7D II is presumably beefier in most regards (except the flippy screen missing, so I heard).



#7 toni-a

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 01:24 PM

Things got complicated, there's an 80D at a juicy price also 😞 negotiating with both

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Posted 16 September 2017 - 06:58 PM

7D2 gives you AFMA


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Posted 17 September 2017 - 08:54 AM

7D2 gives you AFMA

 

    That's such a huge factor...... Toni has already had focusing issues there!

 

   Personally I couldn't buy a camera without it, the K10 was the only DSLR I owned that didn't have the feature and I was straight away in a pickle,  the K20 solved that problem!



#10 toni-a

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:14 AM

7D2 gives you AFMA

AFMA is the main reason for upgrade, however 80D offers it also

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 10:25 AM

I think it makes more sense to ditch the 750D APS-C for the 80D, than to change the 5D FF for it. You won't get much for the 5D, and it does give you the more shallow DOF FF option when needed. Unless you want to make someone happy by giving away the 5D with one or two lenses, of course.

 

The 80D is significantly lighter than the 7D mk II. The 7D offers higher FPS (10 vs 7), but I do not think that is something you worry about. The 80D offers continuous AF in live view (Ai-Servo), the 7D mk II does not. The 7D mk II offers ITR in OVF shooting, the 80D does not.

 

All in all, the 80D seems like a better choice for your usage. But both are pretty neat upgrades to what you currently have. And you may find that you won't need AFMA of either camera.



#12 toni-a

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 01:40 PM

. The 7D mk II offers ITR in OVF shooting, the 80D does not.

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Can you explain the abbreviations ?

#13 Brightcolours

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 02:21 PM

canon itr

ovf camera



#14 toni-a

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:06 PM

Since I shoot a lot of portraits. Having an autofocus that recognizes faces and follows them is an essential feature and a game changer, does it work well? Is it as good as face recognition in live view mode ?

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Posted 17 September 2017 - 03:17 PM

I very much disagree that it is essential, it is not as if portraits are hard to do and were not possible before such features.

You can find info on how and how well each work by googling.



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Posted 19 September 2017 - 08:56 AM

Got the 7D MKii  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D  :D

first tests to be done tonight, Thursday is a holiday here so I will be able to conduct serious field testing 



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Posted 23 September 2017 - 12:01 AM

The 7D mk2 is quite awesome.
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#18 dave's clichés

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 08:39 AM

I'm sure you will enjoy your nice 7D MKII........ ........have fun with it!

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Posted 23 September 2017 - 09:56 AM

First impressions with 7Dmkii, along with 17-55f2.8 are very positive. Absolutely nothing to complain about. Tried it at home taking pictures of my little daughter, AF is outstanding what I liked most is when engaging all AF points in AI servo the camera choses the AF points covering Catherine's face, no need to change AF points or AF points group when switching camera from portrait to landscape orientation, also AF tracking works quite nice, although she was moving all the time all the shots are in sharp focus, such a performance I didn't see in any camera I used before even 5Dmkiii.
I did one A5 (15x21) ISO 1600 print and the quality is very decent, rich colors, noise is practically a non issue.

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Posted 25 September 2017 - 06:49 PM

Enjoy your 7D2!

 

I went out hiking this weekend, shooting some fall foliage with my T6i and 17-55/2.8.  Most of my photos are severely front focused.  I was shooting with a B&W CPL.  I have noticed that the AF accuracy goes way down when the CPL is on.  When I got home I noticed some big smudges on the filter.  My theory now is that any smudges, condensation, or anything like that throws off the T6i AF.  It seems that the camera drives the lens to minimum focus distance, gets a focus confirmation somehow, and then goes ahead with the exposure. 

I wish focus confirmation had a real check for focus.  I would prefer focus hunting over instantaneously shooting a photo out of focus.






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