Saturday, January 5, 2013

Why I won't sell my Canon 7D just yet...

For any readers of this blog, which is quite a few after the Fuji site linked to it, it is well known that I really like my Fuji X-Pro1 very much. Its fantastic image quality, low light performance and compact retro design makes it my everyday "go to" camera. But, there are certain things that this camera cannot do. Sports photography being one of them - and bird- and wildlife photography being another. With that I mean any situation where you'd want a big zoom lens and good tracking autofocus capability. The Fuji has neither, but my Canon 7D has both. The fuji is about to get a 55-200mm zoom in 2013, but still the tracking autofocus of the Fuji is not up to the task. But it's not designed to be such a camera anyway.

Here's some shots taken with my Canon 7D and the Canon EF 70-200mm F2.8L IS II USM lens - with a 2x teleconverter - making it a 140-400mm f/5.6 lens. All shots are taken at 400mm (x1.6 crop factor=640mm FF), f/5.6@1/1600sec, Iso 160 for the first two, Iso 320 for the last one. Shot in RAW, post processing is done in Adobe Lightroom 4.2.

I guess it's all about using the right tool for the job.