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Old Jan 21, 2012, 11:05 PM   #1
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I would like some expert opinons. I currently have the t2i as my first DSLR. I shoot a variety of things but sports is among my favourites ( hockey) I am working toward a 70-200 2.8L but i am curious to know .Is the 7d a noteable improvement ? What does it do better? what is a fair price in the used market (would only consider mint cond.)

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Old Jan 22, 2012, 8:25 AM   #2
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The 7D is a big improvement over the T2i, but generally, people do better with a lens upgrade than a body upgrade.

What is it about your T2i that you think switching to the 7D would improve?
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Old Jan 22, 2012, 8:41 AM   #3
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The 7D is a big improvement over the T2i, but generally, people do better with a lens upgrade than a body upgrade.

What is it about your T2i that you think switching to the 7D would improve?
hopefully , sharper , nicer images in general and I was hoping it would take better photos at higher iso? either way i need the 70-200 mm 2.8 L (is or not i really don't know) This lense with definately improve my hockey shooting , but i will definately use it for everything else as well ,Thats why i'm thinking i will need the (is) My t2i has done some funky this (locking up and such) so i am loosing confince a bit in it and was thinking something else.
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There are 2 main gains, the higher continuous shoot speed and the better AF, apart from that things are almost identical with image quality. Check out http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cam...rand2%29/Canon which will give some info.

Don't get the 7D until after you have the glass you need, there is no gain to be had, but there is a huge gain by getting the new glass. As for IS or non IS, if we are talking first generation then the non IS is a little sharper, but obviously it can be nice to have IS in some situations where you want to be able to hand hold with a slower shutter speed (sports isn't one of those situations).
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There are 2 main gains, the higher continuous shoot speed and the better AF, apart from that things are almost identical with image quality. Check out http://www.dxomark.com/index.php/Cam...rand2%29/Canon which will give some info.

Don't get the 7D until after you have the glass you need, there is no gain to be had, but there is a huge gain by getting the new glass. As for IS or non IS, if we are talking first generation then the non IS is a little sharper, but obviously it can be nice to have IS in some situations where you want to be able to hand hold with a slower shutter speed (sports isn't one of those situations).
Thank you very much for your advice
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Hi I have the 550d/t2i and I see my upgrade to a 7d but I must say that when i got my sigma 17-70os the results were just out standing compared to my original kit lens, and i thought and still think that the 18-55 isnt a bad lens. My advice is get the lens upgrade first.
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