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Old 12-07-2011, 05:33 AM
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DSLR upgrade - recommendations

It's time to upgrade my 1000D. Have a decent set of canon lenses, but there are so many new cameras on the market. Interested in hearing about user experience and recommendations. Let's say to begin with that price is not capped - it is of course - just as a starting point.

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Old 12-07-2011, 06:49 AM
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5DII, IMO no contest. Low noise, excellent IQ, affordable, optimum pixel size. Just ask anyone who owns one.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:03 AM
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Do you need the 1.6x crop factor advantage?

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Old 12-07-2011, 02:45 PM
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And which lenses do you have?
If you have (and still wish to use) several EF-S lenses, you may be better off looking at something like the 7D.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:24 PM
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I started out with a 1000d and progressed up to the 5DMKIi. The difference is night and day, the colours are so much more vivid. The full frame is awesome for landscape shots but for Astro work, let's just say that is been an expesive learning curve.

Due to the full frame, images appear smaller and vignetting is a big issue I've yet to tame, I'm talking Astro here. I had to by a field flattener for my refractor where as I could get away without it with the 1000d. Because the image scale is smaller I bought a 2x power mate just to even close to the scale of the 1000d. And don't let anyone tell you that noise is not an issue with 5 d MKII, because it suffers noise like all the rest. Unless it's cooled your gonna get noise.

In think that for Astro you want that 1.6 crop factor just for image scale and vignetting so maybe the 7D would be better for Astro work. But for landscapes and everyday photography you would be hard pressed to beat the 5D MKII.

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Crop factor is a consideration and perhaps the 7D is a better choice, for the reasons mentioned. Some of the work I've seen on this site with 7D's is outstanding.

I need to keep in mind that this camera would get much more daylight use and is compatible with EF L lenses and I hope that vignetting will not be a major problem.

Sensor capability - low light performance?

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Answering my own questions...

http://www.clarkvision.com/articles/...ary/#low_light
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