Upgrade 7D + 17-55 2.8 to 5D MkII + 24-70?

Started Apr 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
snk666 Forum Member • Posts: 77
Re: Upgrade 7D + 17-55 2.8 to 5D MkII + 24-70?

zalle wrote:

I do mostly low light work, like weddings and stuff but also sports like surfing, and I really like my setup. The IS on the 17-55 is wonderful. I do not shoot studio work.

I also own 10-22, 70-200F4IS, 100-400 and 400 5.6L.

As far as I know, the 5DMKII is a stop better in low light, but the IS of the 17-55 probably makes compensates the difference. I can easily shoot at 1/20 with the 17-55 with max zoom (88mm equivalent). Not really worth shooting slower because people move. This would not happen with a 24-70.

The focusing system on the 7D is also better than the 5D.

In a couple of words: Is it really an upgrade for what I do?

I had the 17-55 with the 50D + 10-22 and 70-200 4 is
i sold efs lenses and 50d and bought 5dmk2 + ef24-70

you can feel the difference!24-70 is heavy!i easilly shot 1/20 1/15 with 17-55 at 55 now i can't.the is makes the difference imho. the quality of the 24-70 is good like the 17-55.
the quality of the camera is super. To me is enough.
i'm not a pro

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Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 6D Canon EF 17-40mm f/4.0L USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS USM +2 more
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