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vaifan1982
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Which Canon body / lens combination to choose?

Unread postby vaifan1982 » Sun Jun 14, 2015 1:57 am

Hi All,

What camera body and lens combination do people use to take some great photos during the day and on night drives? I like Canon and I'm tossing up between the Canon 7D Mark ii for its outstanding speed and sophisticated autofocus for wildlife, and its crop sensor for extra zoom, or the 5D Mark iii with its luscious full frame sensor, good autofocus, low light capabilities, and and all round great camera. I'm undecided. I want to pair the body with a canon 17-55 f2.8 or 24-70 f2.8 for everyday use and the canon 70-200 ii f2.8 for tele.

Thank you.

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Re: Which Canon body / lens combination to choose?

Unread postby badprop_za » Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:34 pm

Although I am a Nikon user, if you go with the 7D, I would go with the 17-55 and 70-200. The 17-55 is the equivalent (field of view) to the 24-70 of full frame.

The main thing would be what you will lose in the 55-70 (70-110 on crop) range. How many photos do you take within that range.
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Re: Which Canon body / lens combination to choose?

Unread postby Tdgraves » Fri Aug 07, 2015 2:47 pm

You don't say where you are planning to go, but from my experience of the 100-400 lens, I have it on full zoom most of the time. This would especially be true with the 5D....therefore I don't really think that the 70-200 is a safari lens
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Re: Which Canon body / lens combination to choose?

Unread postby charlesjorg » Sat Oct 10, 2015 7:04 am

From the lenses you mention, sounds to me like you are not into photographing birds. If my assumption is correct, I would personally recommend the 5d mk3 as your body. Image quality is amazing and the low light capability has saved many great photo ops for me before. I have 7d mk2 (use mainly for birds) and 5d mk3 but if I'm only shooting wildlife (ex birds) and landscapes and had to choose 1, would always be the 5d.

Hope this helps


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