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Offline nogapow

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camera recommendation
« on: May 20, 2017, 01:21:47 PM »
I am travelling for a couple days for my sisters wedding, wanted a few nice personal family shots but don’t have a good quality camera. Was looking at renting one off Fat Lama, but I didn't know which one to get. I was settled on the canon ones. But theres a few 5D and 7D (https://fatlama.com/london-rentals/camera-hire) . What is going to be the best one for a wedding. Photos are going to be medium range, natural lighting (as its outside). Lens aside, what are the main differences - which one would I feel most comfortable with?

Feedback would be much appreciated.

Cheers, Noga.

Offline bandmandq

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Re: camera recommendation
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2017, 02:27:19 PM »

The difference between the two, or the main thing I feel, is that the 5D is a full frame sensor and the 7D is a crop sensor camera. 

Let me see if I can make that simple, full frame files, those taken with the 5D, give you more information.  therefore, you can make LARGER enlargements of the same picture being taken on the crop sensor camera, 7D.  I own a 7D and have cropped the file and made 16 x 20" prints and not sure 90% of the public could tell it was shot on a crop sensor camera.

Bigger is ALWAYS better in for pictures I feel.  But have been very happy with my 7D and my T2i for that matter.

I might add that focus points on the 7D are really really good and not sure that the 5D has as many but could be wrong.  I cannot afford a 5D right now so I do not read the specs as it will make me WANT one so "out of sight, out of mind" is my philosophy on the 5D.

Personally, either one will do a very FINE job.  So whatever your wallet can afford to rent works for me.

Hope this helps!
Canon T2i w/18-135mm lens, 55-250mm, 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L

Offline Stclair

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Re: camera recommendation
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2018, 09:18:06 AM »
Was any other camera released that beats either of those options since then btw? For the same price point, of course.

Offline Hannah Lane

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Re: camera recommendation
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2019, 08:57:24 AM »
Interesting topic, I learned a lot of useful things

Recently, I also found an article about choosing a camera for traveling http://fixthephoto.com/best-travel-camera.html this is important for me since I love to take pictures while traveling!
« Last Edit: January 30, 2019, 09:42:18 AM by Hannah Lane »