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Why I sold my Canon 5D...

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I had lent it to a friend who had assured me she would return it before we went on holiday to South Africa.

It didn't arrive in the UK until the day after we left. So, there I was in SA with one body (5D MkII) and 3 lenses - 24-70 f2.8, 70-200 f2.8 IS and Sigma 150-500 OS.

One body is great for landscapes and when you have time to change lenses, etc.

It's not so ideal when you're going whale watching or on safari (I don't want to open up a camera while being driven along with dust flying up around me)


So, there was only one thing for it.

The ring


Yes, after I had distracted Helen with her official engagement ring, I bought a Canon 7D.


Why that? Well, it's got very fast AF, good high-ISO capabilities and it's a crop body.

Is it any good? I think so!

Here's some selected photos I took with it...
















But my 5D MkII is still great...





(for the full size versions see my photostream on flickr.)

post #2 of 5

What great shots! I,too, have a 7D. I really love it. It is far superior to my previous camera, a 30D.


Rick H

post #3 of 5

What a gorgeous ring! The photography ain't bad either.

post #4 of 5

Like the elephant the best.  Nice perspective, cute pose, you have the entire animal in focus, and yet a pleasant bokeh in the background.  


What ISO did you use on that shot?  How high did you find the 7D could go before producing unacceptable grain?  

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The baby elephant was taken late in the evening, so quite low light. At ISO 1600 I think it's still very usable (I haven't done much tweaking to the image, and no noise reduction). If I was taking at 6400, I'd probably put it through noise ninja to clean it.


EXIF data:

Exposure 0.003 sec (1/320)
Aperture f/2.8
Focal Length 200 mm
ISO Speed 1600
Exposure Bias -4/3 EV
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