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Old 01-12-2010, 06:45 PM
 
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Hi all!

I am looking into buying a Digital I have interest in the Canon 50D or the Canon 7D.

I will be taking action shots of horses in reining events or cutting cows maybe even some rodeo stuff.
Sometimes there is low lightening at these inside horse events.

I also shoot stills, landscapes and family. More importantly I need the low light addressed and the action shots.

I have lenses from my 35mm canons that should work with either of these cameras.

Thanks for any input on these cameras I will truly appreciate it.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:15 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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The 7D is a lot faster camera than the 50D, and is designed with action photography in mind. The 7D has a superior focusing system when compared to the 40 and 50D. In relation to low light photography, most camera bodies these days do well enough, and so the 7D. The rest is left to the lenses, which is the area most of the money goes into.

Which Canon lenses do you already have? The old Canon lenses have a different mount than new ones. The new ones are marked EF or EF-S on the barrel. For example, EF 200mm f/2.8L USM, or EF-S 17-55mm...
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I use a 40D and don't plan to upgrade any time soon, and when I do so it will be maybe a 5D series (FF), or the 7D series, which will probably be 8D by then.
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:32 PM
 
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canon zoom ultrasonic EF 20-35
canon EF 28-200

Then I have a Canon I forget 300-500 or 500-700 for animals
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Old 01-13-2010, 12:03 AM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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canon zoom ultrasonic EF 20-35
canon EF 28-200

Then I have a Canon I forget 300-500 or 500-700 for animals
Those should work.
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:07 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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7D Hands down - Newer, Better Technology, Faster, More MP, Higher ISO, Better Auto-Focus, Better Metering, Better Viewfinder, Better Weatherproofing, Longer Shutter Life, Dual DIGIC IV Processors, More shots per charge, and Video



-Steve
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Old 01-14-2010, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Colorado (PA at heart)
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No doubt, the 7D is optimized for action photography. The 50D is okay for action and I'm sure there's plenty of hobbyist who do use it for action photography. But it is a different class of camera than the 7D and therefore they aren't really comparable. The 50D is a pretty generic camera that does not specialize in any one field of photography - it's a step up from the entry level Rebel line but a step below the 5D/7D line. If you can afford it, there is no question you should go for the 7D.

But low light photography also has a lot to do with your lens. Ideally, low light action photography requires a camera that creates minimal noise at high ISOs and a lens that opens up real wide (F/2.8). Unfortunately, a lens telephoto lens that opens up to F/2.8 can get just as expensive as the camera.
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:18 AM
 
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Thanks for the info
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Old 01-16-2010, 11:38 AM
 
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7d the only way to go...

EOS 7D vs EOS 50D vs EOS 5D MkII comparison - Bob Atkins Photography
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Old 01-17-2010, 07:47 PM
 
Location: MO Ozarkian in NE Hoosierana
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7D Hands down - Newer, Better Technology, Faster, More MP, Higher ISO, Better Auto-Focus, Better Metering, Better Viewfinder, Better Weatherproofing, Longer Shutter Life, Dual DIGIC IV Processors, More shots per charge, and Video

-Steve
And all that is why I've camera envy Mere months after selecting the 50D, Canon comes out with this relatively affordable powerful beast. However, and this is the good part, from what I believe - the camera is the 3rd leg of the photographer's triangle: 1st is their own knowledge/skill/desire, 2nd is the lens, and then 3rd is the camera itself. Indeed, I'd love to trade in my 50D [if given a decent price] for the 7D, as the cost difference is not that great IMHO compared to the extras that are acquired [as mentioned above]. One negative that have heard, as have only used the 50D, is that the 7D is potentially harder to learn, possibly more difficult menus. But, to each their own - which ever feels the best in your hands, for the cost,,, that is the one to get. Now, if you want to buy a 50D...
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Old 01-18-2010, 09:04 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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And all that is why I've camera envy Mere months after selecting the 50D, Canon comes out with this relatively affordable powerful beast. However, and this is the good part, from what I believe - the camera is the 3rd leg of the photographer's triangle: 1st is their own knowledge/skill/desire, 2nd is the lens, and then 3rd is the camera itself. Indeed, I'd love to trade in my 50D [if given a decent price] for the 7D, as the cost difference is not that great IMHO compared to the extras that are acquired [as mentioned above]. One negative that have heard, as have only used the 50D, is that the 7D is potentially harder to learn, possibly more difficult menus. But, to each their own - which ever feels the best in your hands, for the cost,,, that is the one to get. Now, if you want to buy a 50D...
I would just get the most of the 50D, maybe for four to five years or so. I used a Rebel XT for over four years before upgrading to the 40D two years ago, and plan to use the 40D two or three more years before upgrading. Meanwhile I buy some L glass whenever I can afford it. I still use the Rebel XT along the 40D every now and then, too, but it belongs to my wife now.
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