Isabel in Costa Rica says:
Hola, I have a basic gear question for you: I want to buy the best equipment for RE photography without spending a fortune. According to all the reviews the best lens in the Canon EF-S 10-22 mm. I decided I am going to buy this lens, but now I have doubts on which body to buy. Is the 7D a good option? Is the 70D a better option? Which Canon body do you recommend will make the best combo with the Canon 10-22 lens?
Isabel, I don't have direct experience with either of these bodies but here several things to consider:
- For typical still real estate photography what body you use makes less difference than your choice of lens. The Canon 10-22mm lens is a great choice.
- I agree, the Canon 10-22mm is historically the best lens for real estate photography although recent reports and reviews of the new Canon 10-18mm indicate that it may be almost as good for less than half the cost.
- If you get the 7D, I would get the new 7DMKII that was announced a few weeks ago, but won't be available for purchase most places until some time in November. My research indicates the area that the 7D shines is shooting video. If you aren't going to shot extensive video then the 7DMKII is probably not worth the extra $800 or so more than the 70D.
- If you are going to be doing primarily stills the 70D would be very adequate. The 70D does video, it's just that the I believe the 7D and 7DMKII are better for video.
Does any one out there have direct experience with the 70D and/or the 7D? What would you advise Isabel?