Where next?

Started Apr 4, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Stimpz
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Apr 4, 2011

Dear all, as a new user I wonder if anyone could provide an advice on the (now age old) decision of the 7D vs the 5D Mark II. I also need to buy a decent prime for indoor low light..

My current set up:
40D (with err99 problem, as good an excuse as any to upgrade..)
Canon 70-200 L f/2.8 IS I
Canon 17-85 f/4 (40D kit)
Canon Speedlite 430EX II
Canon Extender EF 1.4x II Converter

What I shoot:

Typically very varied as just interested amateur, but I have a family wedding coming up with which I have been charged to take photos (gulp), so need a good indoor setup..

I have read the many forums on conversations on this topic and I can see that it seems to boil down to (for me at least, but I'm sure I've overlooked something):

7D

  • better video (no real ambition to shoot much video though)

  • £500 odd cheaper

  • 8fps shooting

  • compatible w my EFS

  • modern camera

  • Superb AF

5D (only two, but big ones..)

  • FF

  • much better high ISO performance (interested, does LR help close this gap?)

Currently leaning towards the 7D thinking to upgrade to FF on next update (eg 5D M III) would seriously appreciate any views from those more experienced than I (ie most). Re new lens, currently thinking about the 24mm 1.4 L.. Good choice, or should I go wider for indoor low light?

Many thanks

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