7d upgrade or lens upgrades - which way to go?

Started Nov 19, 2010 | Discussions thread
KP Canada Forum Member • Posts: 62
Re: 7d upgrade or lens upgrades - which way to go?

Normally, I'd say upgrade glass first, but you have a decent set of lenses covering most ranges.

The 7D would be a big upgrade of body technology for you.

Bracketing more than 3 shots for HDR is easy. You set up AEB for +- 2 (-2,0,+2), take the shots, and then adjust exposure compensation by -1 or +1. That shifts the bracketing to either -3,-1,1 or -1,1,3. It only takes a second to do and you end up with either -3,-2,-1,0,1,2 or -2,-1,0,1,2,3.

You can adjust both the AEB and compensation to create 3,6, and even 9 exposures within a minute. The only drawback is if you are trying to pull off handheld with AEB and high speed continuous, in which case you'd be limited to 3 exposures. Even then, shoot RAW, adjust exposure by up to 1 stop in post processing and you again can have 6 pretty easily with good results. Long story short - don't exclude canon 7D because of limited bracketing. There are easy solutions.

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