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banned6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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banned6y, 1m agoPosted 6 years, 1 month ago
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Nope.

This:

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p.s - I don't know :D
banned 1 Like #2
If your on about the Mk 2 then yes
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5d mk2 is in canons pro range isn't it?
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This is really too general a question, it really depends on your usage as to what the best camera is. The 5D mk II is a very good general purpose camera as it has a high resolution sensor and video mode. Its Af systems are relatively basic, its burst rate is low, it has no flash (which itself may seem of little use on this type of camera but useful as a commander) and it can only use EF lenses which can be bulky and expensive. With that in mind the 7D may be a better choice for some, it uses a smaller crop sensor but it has a much better AF system, 8fps burst, onboard flash and can use both EF and EF-S lenses although you're probably going to be sticking with the upper range lenses for this type of camera.

As I've said above, I think it's important to get a camera which suits your requirements as there is really no 'best' camera. When choosing between the Nikon D700 and Canon 5D Mk ii last year when changing from the Olympus E-3 and a 4/3 setup I went for the D700 as the most important features were AF, high ISO and weater sealing which clearly makes the Nikon the better choice for me. It is a superb camera but it's bulky and heavy particularly with the 24-70mm/70-200mm F2.8 zooms which means for a lot of the time my walkaround set up is a micro 4/3 GH1/GF1 combination.

You also need to think about lenses as well, while each system is relatively complete they both have strengths and weaknesses in various areas.

John

Edited By: Johnmcl7 on Oct 10, 2010 12:50: .
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I Would spend more money on some lenses, I don't know your situation but would have thought a 50/60d would be enough for most users. Then spend the 1.5k you save on 2 good lenses. I recommend the 100mm macro :)
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I don't follow Canon very closely although I don't think they've any replacements planned for the 60D/7D/5D cameras, I don't think there's any official information but the rumours point to Sony dropping out of this segment of the market. The D700 is due a replacement but the rumours have been all over the place for a long time, even before I bought my one last year people were claiming the new one was due out shortly but still no sign of it. Nikon may choose to align it more with the 5D Mk II and separate it better from the D300 and D3 based cameras or they may make something similar which is D3S or X derived.

John
banned#7
What ever comes out just means you can get a great camera in the 5D at a discounted price
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bykergrove
sancho1983
I Would spend more money on some lenses, I don't know your situation but would have thought a 50/60d would be enough for most users. Then spend the 1.5k you save on 2 good lenses. I recommend the 100mm macro :)
I don't mind spending the money on lenses after as these should be transferable to other cameras right?

Sort of - if you buy Canon lenses they can only be used on Canon cameras, Nikon lenses on Nikon bodies (plus Fuji), furthermore Canon lenses are split into EF-S (crop) and EF lenses. You can't use EF-S lenses on an EF body (like the 5D) so if you start with a lower model and EF-S lenses then you'd have to buy new lenses if changing to 35mm body. Also while you can use EF lenses on an EF-S body, you get a crop due to the smaller sensor which can cause problems for wide angles. For example, the standard zoom for the Canon 5D Mk II is the versatile 24-105mm F4 as it covers wide angle to mild telephoto. However on an EF-S body you essentially get no wide angle on this lens and more telephoto make it less useful as a general purpose lens, therefore you have to plan it out quite carefully to avoid losing money on redundant lenses.

On Nikon you can mount lenses for the smaller format (DX) on the the 35mm bodies (FX) but on the 12MP FX sensor you get a small 5MP crop which has questionable use.

John
#9
If you're looking at that type of price range, I'd suggest a Nikon D3s - its more expensive but the most comprehensive camera yet, awesome low light capabilities and it's really pushing the boundaries.

Not a fanboy, I shoot Canon :p
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ChrisTheNinja
If you're looking at that type of price range, I'd suggest a Nikon D3s - its more expensive but the most comprehensive camera yet, awesome low light capabilities and it's really pushing the boundaries.Not a fanboy, I shoot Canon :p

Is that Chris as in Chris the Ninja pirate?

While the D3s is an impressive camera I think it's more specialist as its sensor resolution is comparatively low and its video capabilities are basic. It's also a lot more expensive than the 5D mk II as it's the class above and the non-removable grip makes it particularly bulky. I do think it is a very impressive camera if that's what you're needing though.

John

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