Upgrade from 40D to 60D or 7D for nature photography?

Started Oct 27, 2010 | Discussions thread
ktownbill Senior Member • Posts: 2,191
Re: Upgrade from 40D to 60D or 7D for nature photography?

You wrote that your 24-70mm would become a "true" 24mm on the 7D. That leads me to believe that you think the 7D is a FF camera. The 24mm on a 7D will in fact become a 36mm which isn't wide enough for scenery. The 7D is an APS-c camera as is the 60D.

What you need is a 60D and either a 15-85mm or a 10-22mm to shoot scenery. THe 7D is way over-kill for that. The 60D is an awesome camera. I think you are getting false information. If you believed everything you read on this forum you wouldn't be getting a 7D even. You might want to give the T2I a look-see. It is also 18mp. It doesnt have the top menu screen nor does it have an articulating LCD. It will save u some $$$.

Expect the same image quality as the 40D in the other cameras for scenic photography.


glenysjay wrote:


I have a 40D and am going to Colorado Springs and Banff next May. I am tempted to buy a second body so I can have my 100-400 IS Zoom at the ready while taking in the scenery with the 24-70L. Wildlife - birds and animals and all nature shots are my particular passion.

I've been following the thread about the 60D being a bit soft - in fact I thought that from the sample shots in the review and I would hate it if my shots are soft or lacking in colour saturation.

So the question is....if price is affordable, am I better with the 7D? One advantage of the crop camera is that my zoom lens gives me more zoom. So if I put the zoom on the 40D, and the 24-70L on the 7D, would I be getting the best of both worlds? It would also give me true 24mm and that sounds pretty good, too.

Is the 7D a lot better than the 60D? Conversely, if I buy the 60D, then that should be even faster with the 100-400 IS.

Comments about the 60D being downgraded to plastic? Is the 60D still better than the 40D or closer to the entry level models? (As a comparison in my mind).
There are rumours about a 70D. I could wait until next April.

Is it the camera that gives soft shots, or the lenses and of course the operator??? Would there be a difference between the 40D, 60D and/or 7D with the very sharp lenses I will be using?
Many thanks,

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