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Hello I am very new here I was on TLTR live and was told to ask here.

Well I would be using the camere for photo's of people lots of wild life and a tad bit of studio work so a mix of what both cameras are good for, oh and video.

I was thinking get the 7D and a really sweet lens. If I was to get the 5D I could only get the lens that comes with the kit. I have a 500D and have been doing photography for about 3 years but im started to get paid for doing club nights (taking photo's in clubs for events) so I was thinking the speed of the 7D and a wide angle lens would be sweet.....

So yea guys help me out :)

asked Jan 10 '12 at 19:06

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You're better off with the 5D Mark II or even waiting until the Mark III is released this year. If you're shooting in a club, the 5D will perform much better than the 7D since it has a full frame sensor. You'll be able to get better shots in low light with less noise.

answered Jan 10 '12 at 19:29

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I will have a huge flash so the low light does not really matter to much and the mark iii will cost way more than I have !! :P

So the 7D is not an option for a pro? even for nature and bugs and stuff??

(Jan 10 '12 at 19:32) e3zombie e3zombie's gravatar image

When it comes down to the specifications on the cameras the 5D will win. There are reasons why it is so much more expensive they the 7D. But to me it is not all about that in this case.

I would rather a 7D with lens options then a 5D with a standered lens.

  1. You will have more options when it comes to shooting in the different types of environments you want to shoot in. As you know yourself shooting people in clubs is different then shooting out in the wild. Also if you are into shooting wild life you might become interested in shooting plants as well and in that case you might want to get a macro lens.

  2. No matter what camera you get now it will at some point be out of date but, in theory, the lenses will last longer and should be able to fit the next camera you get. So even when the 7D is out of date and you want a new camera you will still have the lenses you invest in now.

  3. Both of these cameras are in the same “High-end” category and according to the Wikipedia page of the 7D, movies and Television have been shot on it. So pro content has been shot using this camera.

Of course you are fee to make your own choice but if the choice was mine it would be the 7D with different lenses rather then a 5D with just the one.

answered Jan 11 '12 at 11:21

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i would wait because this year we are getting the 7D mark II

answered Jan 11 '12 at 12:18

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