Is the 7D a replacement for the 50D?
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24-09-09, 02:50 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Remarkable what a parochial lot we are in the UK, when we complain about a camera body and it's light performance we always seem to forget that there's a whole world out there where a camera is supposed to perform well. It's true that the UK is a particularly dull and dank place, Manchester is the wettest city in Europe and frequently under a blanket of cloud, but most places in the world have much better light levels and high Iso performance just isn't an issue.
As for full frame having had it's time I think you're wrong! At the moment we're stuck with that as lenses can't strectch to anything bigger, but just look at the Leica S2. As yields increase and it becomes possible to produce FF sensors more cheaply then you'll perhaps see more affordable camera bodies.
FF has it's advantages over crop frame - and it's disadvantages, it's up to the photographer to make a choice as to what is best for them, but I certainly think your 'reports of the death of FF are greatly exagerated'
Manchester and the rain - I remember it well.
I, for one, wasn't suggesting for one moment that full frame has had its day (I'd love the new Leica M9) but I do hear the marching feet of more compact camera owners. From reviews of the latest Olympus and Panasonic equipment it seems that the technology is getting better for smaller sensors. And Sony is apparently ready to launch something similar.... I think we're going to see an even more more varied marketplace.
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