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January 2, 2011 @ 03:00 PM
SimpleAsAbc

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Im looking to get a new dslr and im stuck between the d7000 and the 7d, ive been looking at both for a while and im struggling to decide which one to pick so i thought id ask for some opinions.
Try not to be bias and please give reasons for your choice of camera.

Things to know :
I currently use a nikon but transferring to canon doesnt bother me at all.
The cameras video capabilities doesnt bother me.
I am currently studying fashion photography, so id be doing alot of portraits ( im looking to buy a 50mm 1.8 )
Id also like to do landscape photography and photograph events like gigs and raves, so i need it to be good in the dark.
January 2, 2011 @ 03:28 PM
jamestapoz

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your friends shoot? its always a benefit to be able to share same lenses of the same mount.
January 2, 2011 @ 03:37 PM
SimpleAsAbc

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Good point but i have friends with both.
Lets not focus on what i have access to or what i own, i just would like to know what camera is better or why i would choose one over the other.
But thanks for the reply smile
January 2, 2011 @ 04:14 PM
Tom E. Sivertsen

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if your shooting sports/birds, the 7D no doubt. I think the d7000 and 60D is on the same level?

For portrait/landscape the ff is sick! maybe look at a used Canon 5D mk1, if you can afford, D700!
January 2, 2011 @ 04:19 PM
Tom E. Sivertsen

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One think i forgot, you should test what fit best in your hands..
January 2, 2011 @ 04:23 PM
SimpleAsAbc

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The d7000 i believe is better than the 60d so i wouldnt look at the 60d.
And a 5d and d700 are abit too exspensive.

The nikon has more autofocus points but the canon has more cross type auto focus i think ?
Out of the two which has better autofocus ?
I know some of the questions im asking will be tricky to answer but i just want to get as much information as possible.
January 2, 2011 @ 04:24 PM
SimpleAsAbc

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One think i forgot, you should test what fit best in your hands..


I work part time in a camera shop and this is all ive been doing for the last couple of days smile
I actually like the feel of both cameras.
January 2, 2011 @ 05:00 PM
jamestapoz

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Good point but i have friends with both.
Lets not focus on what i have access to or what i own, i just would like to know what camera is better or why i would choose one over the other.
But thanks for the reply smile


www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZPNwIMMFik

this dude is hilarious, long video but has good points
January 2, 2011 @ 08:45 PM
RawShack

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www.youtube.com/watch?v=QZPNwIMMFik

this dude is hilarious, long video but has good points


kai is funny as hell.

but yo it's just a personal preference to be honest.
January 2, 2011 @ 09:22 PM
vinsanityy.

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why would you upgrade to either of those two bodies if you dgaf about video?
go for something less with a better lens
the 50mm 1.8 is shit from both companies
January 3, 2011 @ 02:03 AM
jamestapoz

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why would you upgrade to either of those two bodies if you dgaf about video?
go for something less with a better lens
the 50mm 1.8 is shit from both companies


i wouldn't say shit when your looking at optics, build quality is horrible though. the nikkor af non-d 50mm 1.8 is actually not bad at all
January 3, 2011 @ 07:27 AM
SimpleAsAbc

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why would you upgrade to either of those two bodies if you dgaf about video?
go for something less with a better lens
the 50mm 1.8 is shit from both companies


The other option would be a d90 from nikon or a 60d from canon, once i buy this im not looking to upgrade for a while so i want something that will last me.
I know they are both good for video, so im not bothered about comparing the video capabilities of the cameras.
And the 1.8 will be good enough to start with.

If i was to go for a lower model what would you suggest looking at ?
January 3, 2011 @ 07:49 AM
vinsanityy.

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since ur doing fashion photography
id say go for a used 5dc and get something like a 50 1.4
good for shooting people and the image quality of those two combined is superb
January 3, 2011 @ 08:34 AM
SimpleAsAbc

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Yeah, ill consider that.
I wasnt going to get a used camera because i was looking to buy from where i work so i get a little bit of discount and a useful warranty.
I was looking at a 50d intead of a 7d and its a good camera but i think if iget a 7d it will last me longer.
The 7d may be more expsensive at first but i think it will be worth it in the end.
January 3, 2011 @ 07:25 PM
TTHX

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i'd say get the 60d then get the 50mm 1.4. it has more detail in higher iso settings than even in the 7d in some tests from dpreview. they both have the same sensor only difference is the 7d is bigger with weather resistance sealing.

the 50mm 1.8 is fine if you're just a hobbyist, but once you get more serious into your work you'll realize that it's shit for anything more.

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

January 4, 2011 @ 03:52 PM
SimpleAsAbc

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Cheers for that ill definitely consider it.
January 4, 2011 @ 04:02 PM
SimpleAsAbc

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Wait, so is the 60d the same if not better than the 7d ?
The only difference is the 7ds bigger and more weather resistant body ?
January 4, 2011 @ 04:56 PM
TTHX

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they use the same sensor, but the 7d has a dual digic 4 while the 60d has one.
7d has 19 auto-focus points, 60d has 9.
7d has 100% coverage viewfinder, 96% for 60d
7d has 8 fps, 60d has 5.3.
60d has dedicated input for external mics
60d has mode change knob lock, 7d does not
7d has built in wireless flash control for canon speedlites (very, very useful)

for still images they are practically the same in terms of quality. 60d showed to be slightly sharper bit more detailed in high iso dark photos.

when using video for the 7d when shooting in 720p there are more artifacts(jagged edges) prob due to the way the video transposes down from 1080, but for the 60d both 720p and 1080p are smoother.

both are excellent cameras, decide by what you shoot and how you'll be shooting whether which meets your criteria. if you have the money though just get the 7d. it's rugged and feels like a beast.

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

January 4, 2011 @ 05:05 PM
SimpleAsAbc

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Cheers for that.
Ive read mix reviews about the high iso capabilities of each camera.
Some people are saying the 7d is better due to its dual processor where as other people say the 60d.
I think ill be getting the 7d and also due to what people have been saying i think i wont get the 50mm 1.8 when i get the camera instead ill wait a month and get the 1.4.
January 5, 2011 @ 09:37 PM
DIRTYDLUX

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7D REPRESENT.
don't get the 60D.

just get the 1.8, dude. aren't those shits only like $100? no one can tell the difference, and it'll give you a chance to learn working with shallow DOF.
January 6, 2011 @ 01:36 AM
vinsanityy.

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^anything lower than a 2.8 on the nifty fifty is going to lose a major amount of sharpness
for me its not even usable from 2.8 down
January 6, 2011 @ 03:07 PM
DIRTYDLUX

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Never had that issue.

...you got it focused?
January 8, 2011 @ 05:18 PM
SimpleAsAbc

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Cheers for all the replies.
I was looking at the 7d and d7000 today, its definitely one of them two.
I went to buy the 7d today but then i had a go with d7000 and its quite nice so im stuck again.
And the 50mm 1.4 is not useable at 1.4 ?
January 11, 2011 @ 09:01 AM
Tom E. Sivertsen

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I would have gotten the sigma 50 f1.4 over canon 50 f1.4, the af can easily break, what i have read though.
January 23, 2011 @ 11:28 PM
brimstone

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canon ftw
January 24, 2011 @ 12:17 AM
jamestapoz

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^anything lower than a 2.8 on the nifty fifty is going to lose a major amount of sharpness
for me its not even usable from 2.8 down


sharpness is overrated, unless you print 20"+ prints. the reason why the 1.8 is great is the prince to dof
January 24, 2011 @ 06:19 PM
TTHX

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I would have gotten the sigma 50 f1.4 over canon 50 f1.4, the af can easily break, what i have read though.


sigma has even less reliability with focus issues

http://tonyhoangphoto.com

January 26, 2011 @ 08:55 AM
Smooth-E

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Nifty fifty, we in dis
January 26, 2011 @ 05:51 PM
Keileo

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get the canon
January 27, 2011 @ 08:55 AM
SimpleAsAbc

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get the canon


Why ?
And im trying to decide between the 50mm f1.4 or the 35mm f2 opinions ?

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