the main reason why 5d mk1 is sharper is due to the weak AA filter on the sensor.
If you compare with 5dmk2 or D700, 5d mk1 is still sharper due to the newer bodies normally come with stronger AA filter.
If you don't believe you can try imaging resources (http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM) to compare sample photos side by side.
5dmk2 main advantage over 7d is shallow DOF and better high-iso image.
Sharpness and details wise, they are both identical.
Last edited by sukhoi37; 12th May 2010 at 07:34 PM.
5D Mark II and 7D is a totally different creature,
you can't say that you're gonna miss something that 7D has
I'll make it easy for you,
if you ever confuse whether you need to get 5D Mark II or not,
that means, you're not ready yet, stick with your 7D would probably best for you
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tks for the info....
the other problem with kenrockwell's article is that the crop image is enlarge to more than 100% to compare to the 5d mk 2 100% crop picture..
anyway, as i said in a later post, i don't think comparing 100% crop is worth the enegry and effort... i have done it before... and the only thing i got is tired eyes....
but on the other hand, i am still not sure if the uwa lens on crop can give similar results as a similar uwa on ff...
it was said that it is diff to build a uwa for crop...
so after a few clarification from some seniors here, the ff advantages are left with:
better high iso
work better with prime lenses
dof (may not be an advanatge)
IQ (maybe ?)
I got myself a 7D after using a 350D for some time n i love it. but somehow i feel that colours r lacking. after researching, i got a 1ds mk2. super old but super good. love the colours, even on a dull day i can get good colours. i do pp as well to enchance but thats beside the case. even the unedited pictures look much better on my 32" full hd tv.
i wanted to sell 7D but it has its strenghts as well.. although it has longer reach but using a ff with the same lens, i can crop and the image is still sharper than the 7D on my 32". of course not cropping it ridiculously small. thats the IQ diff.
if u want 8fps, stick with the 7D. its a great body. if its IQ u really want, get a ff.
When the shooting gets tough, the tough gets shooting.
I suggest you stay with your 7D and wait for 5Dmk3.
Just go and buy the 5DmkII...
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2. For aperture, the aperture stays the same.
Longer reach is not much of a problem as i still have my OC's 500D if needed and the only sports i shoot would be F1 ( Most of the time entertain clients so not much time to shoot ) secondary sports i have are track days but the cars are slow hahahaha
The real advantages for me were low light performance for no flash shooting, narrower DOF for portraits and a little more leeway for cropping.