7D for portraits

Started Oct 3, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Go look at the dial
In reply to jm67, Oct 5, 2012

jm67 wrote:

I haven't spent as much time on these forums or been around as long as many others but I have still seen my share of (sorry but there is no other word for it) somewhat lame questions like this.  You'd think that after three years of the camera being on the market and countless previous posts covering the exact same topic (can a 7D shoot people too, not just birds) that there would be an end to it.  I'm sorry OP, but I just don't understand why you would think the camera is incapable of shooting portraits simply because it excels more than others at following action.  That is simply a function of it's advanced AF system, not because the camera is "made" for that purpose (only).  Heck, there's even yet another thread going right now with someone wondering why their pics are so noisy above iso 300.  While at the same time, there are a couple of threads with people showing off how their 3200 iso shots look great, and they really do.  I can understand why some long time posters here who don't mind sifting through the threads trying to help people might feel as though their heads and brick walls seem to meet, a lot.


both of my 50's are performing quite well on my crop and ff  cameras - f2.2 is golden

Now regarding my 100L, that focal length is mostly for my 5d.  I love these focal lengths with multiple bodies for photographing people - 50 FOV, 80 FOV, 100FOV, 160 FOV. With 4 stop IS on the 100 L and low light f stops on my two 50's.   Then on my third body use the 4 stop 15-85 for wide and the 10-17 FE for ultra wide, and not much more that I need-except the 70-200 for the ceremony

 MAC's gear list:MAC's gear list
Canon EOS 100D Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM Canon Extender EF 1.4x II +6 more
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