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Offline Scott S

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weddings and which body to use
« on: August 31, 2015, 02:10:12 PM »
well I shot my first wedding in a very long time. while my T5i did well enough, I can now see where the 7D would shine in this genre. I think the faster shooting speed and dual processors would be a decided advantage.
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Re: weddings and which body to use
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2015, 02:30:01 PM »
As someone who has shot two weddings solo with a 550D (T2i) I agree wholeheartedly
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Re: weddings and which body to use
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2015, 02:35:26 PM »
I don't wan't to spark off the whole crop sensor v. full frame debate again, but if I were making wedding photography my focus I'd want to switch to full frame.  6D or 5DII or III.  I don't completely understand the physics of it, but full frame really does seem to deliver better low light performance and that is always going to be important for wedding photography.  I understand there is big $$$ commitment going to full frame, so if wedding photography isn't going to be your main thing, then yes, I think a 7DII would be a great choice for frames/second, focus speed, and slightly better ISO performance.

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Re: weddings and which body to use
« Reply #3 on: August 31, 2015, 03:32:04 PM »
If you are going to shoot mainly sports and/or wildlife then the 7D MkII is the way to go, in my opinion. For low-light situations it isn't anywhere near as good as a FF body. I have both the 7D II and the 5D III and the latter wins hands down; the FPS in high-speed or low-speed continuous mode is perfectly adequate as well. The 10fps of the 7D is great in good light but, like most photographers I know, I only shoot a burst of 3 or 4 anyway.
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Re: weddings and which body to use
« Reply #4 on: August 31, 2015, 05:10:59 PM »
my main issue during the ceremony was the camera buffering the raw files. this is where I was thinking the dual processors would shine. low light focusing was an issue too, but I felt I was missing stuff while the camera wouldn't shoot.

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Re: weddings and which body to use
« Reply #5 on: August 31, 2015, 07:33:53 PM »
If buffering is your issue, you can always choose Raw Medium. It would save a little space but still allow you to use your raw imaging work.
As the others have mentioned: it depends on what you will be shooting the most but nothing beats low light capabilities like a FF camera.
I assume you were referring to the new 7D though? Otherwise I believe the low light capabilities on the old one is not up to the capabilities of many other cameras out there right now that utilize dual pixels. (I believe however that the 7D MkII does have the newer sensor so that WOULD be a great choice)
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Re: weddings and which body to use
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2015, 11:48:55 PM »
It hasn't been said yet, but make sure you're investing in the fastest card you can afford and can use. 

The day I switched to a high end CF Card was the day I managed to get more shots when I was in burst mode.  It helps that while I shoot max quality RAW, I use the lowest quality JPG as a companion.  There's no point for me in having max quality JPG as they're only there for quick review if necessary and then discarded.
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Re: weddings and which body to use
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2015, 06:18:34 AM »
It hasn't been said yet, but make sure you're investing in the fastest card you can afford and can use. 

The day I switched to a high end CF Card was the day I managed to get more shots when I was in burst mode.  It helps that while I shoot max quality RAW, I use the lowest quality JPG as a companion.  There's no point for me in having max quality JPG as they're only there for quick review if necessary and then discarded.
*DUH*  this never crossed my mind but great advice!
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Re: weddings and which body to use
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2015, 05:15:17 PM »
the cards I have were fast when I bought them.
they're 30MBs are they faster now?  ;D