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7D vs 70D

Which would be a better camera the 7d or 70d  for shooting birds and is my Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6. compatible with both

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Re: 7D vs 70D

7D as build alone is way much better.  And. yes you can use that lens on either.  Smiley Happy

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Re: 7D vs 70D


chief wrote:

Which would be a better camera the 7d or 70d  for shooting birds and is my Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6. compatible with both


The 70D is better than the classic 7D. The 7D Mk II is better than the 70D.

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Re: 7D vs 70D

BTW, I assume you are looking used?  You should try the Canon refurb store to see if they have an 80D.  It might be a bit more expensive but it is a better camera and you will get the full Canon warranty.

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Re: 7D vs 70D

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TTMartin wrote:

chief wrote:

Which would be a better camera the 7d or 70d  for shooting birds and is my Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6. compatible with both


The 70D is better than the classic 7D. The 7D Mk II is better than the 70D.


100% agree.  MKII for buid, dual digics, dual card, 65 AF points.  You want to take pictures of bids flying...  you'll do so effortlessly with the 7D2.  I am not a fan of the 80D..  but that's why there are choices. 

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Re: 7D vs 70D

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TTMartin wrote:

chief wrote:

Which would be a better camera the 7d or 70d  for shooting birds and is my Tamron SP 150-600mm F/5-6. compatible with both


The 70D is better than the classic 7D. The 7D Mk II is better than the 70D.


That the 7D Mk II is a better camera than the 70D is indisputable, especially for shooting birds. However, I think it's less clear that the 70D is better than the 7D. We've seen, in this forum, an unusually large number of complaints about 70D's that suddenly quit working and had to undergo an expensive repair or replacement of the main circuit board. There appears to be some evidence that the problem is related to heavy video usage, but Canon hasn't admitted to anything definite, AFAIK. So if I were making the decision, I'd avoid the 70D.

 

Full disclosure: I've never used a 70D, but I've owned and used 7D's for several years and found them to be absolutely reliable.

 

One camera you might want to look for is a refurbished 80D. (Edit: I see now that Ernie already suggested that.) The 80D is a modern design with some nice features, and I don't recall seeing any serious complaints about its reliability.

Bob
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"The 80D is a modern design with some nice features ..."

 

In this discussion the refurb 80D is the logical choice if one is available.  If price is doable that is.

In fact the 80D and Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art Lens for Canon just may be the best buy, overall, of any current DSLR/lens combo.

 

Otherwise go for a good used 7D.  Much better choice than a used 70D, IMVeryHO, of course.

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Re: 7D vs 70D

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I just looked in the Refurbished Store.  The current best buy in stock is a 7D Mark II "Holiday Bundle".  

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-7d-mark-ii-body-ef-50-14-refurbished-holiday-bundle

 

That is steal.  A 7D Mark II and EF 50mm f/1.4 for less than a 6D. 

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-80d-ef-s-18-55mm-f-3-5-5-6-is-stm-kit-refurbished

 

The 80D Bundle with the EF-S 18-55mm lens is a steal, too.

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Re: 7D vs 70D

Thanks everybody, really looking at the 80D just to make sure my Tamron is compatible?

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Re: 7D vs 70D


Waddizzle wrote:

I just looked in the Refurbished Store.  The current best buy in stock is a 7D Mark II "Holiday Bundle".  

 

https://shop.usa.canon.com/shop/en/catalog/eos-7d-mark-ii-body-ef-50-14-refurbished-holiday-bundle

 


That is a very good price on the 7D Mk II even without the lens. 

 

I've never been a fan of the EF 50mm f/1.4, and even less so when the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM was released. But, since you are basically getting the lens for free it's hard to complain about that.

 

That is a very oddball kit, makes me think they are clearing out old EF 50mm f/1.4 stock in anticipation of a new EF 50mm f/1.4.

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