Originally Posted by NikeAirsNCrispyTees
Alright, serious question here for both Nikon and Canon shooters. It's long-winded, but bear with me.
My original plan was to upgrade from the D40x to the Canon 7D. However, after reading a TON of reviews, people are complaining that the IQ hasn't improved, and apparently Sigma lenses aren't 100% compatible with it. I only care about the latter part because after the 24-70 f/2.8, I'm looking into the Sigma 10mm f/2.8 fisheye.
I didn't originally plan on going FF because the breakthroughs in recent sensors has brought high ISO performance a long way as far as low-light photography is concerned. I've been doing some price comparisons, and for an extra $500 or so I could get the 5DmkII with just a standard kit lens for now and the nifty fifty.
SO...5DmkII for a little more money and a little more time, or 7D with L glass sometime in December or January?
Bana, airjordanjack, where you at? I know you're both Canon lovers.
Anyways, ksteezy-- what's the lighting look like for that one with the medical mask? And what kind of PP did you do? Also, that baby is hella cute.
In my opinion, everyone eventually will want to go FF. The difference in cropped cameras and FF is quite significant and will broaden how you feel about your work. I would save your money for the MKII with the kit lens (but the 2.8, not the f/4) and a nifty 50 will work just fine. The 7D is a great camera and all, but the image quality is far superior with the 5DMKII. I used to shoot with a 40D, i loved that cammy cam.. but now that i've gone full frame i could never consider going back. Also, there are "cheaper" full frame lenses that sigma puts out, comparable to Canons "L" line, Sigma has a EX line. For example, i have a FF super wide angle by sigma, a 12-24. If the 500 is not that big of a difference to you, i'd wait it out and save up.. considering its such a large purchase. The 7D is awesome, but just not THAT awesome when putting it next to the beast, the MKII. If you're more interested in video work, then the 7D will do you well.
Again, this is all my opinion from experience. Hope that helps! If you have other 5D questions, let me know!