I know this might have an easy answer to the question but I'm after user knowledge, especially in one key area, noise!
Far too many times I've been editing pics in lightroom and have not been happy with the 50d noise levels, even around 320 and 400, when i push a little higher and have a lot of dark areas i get banding a red streaks from the sensor. That happens around 500.
Apart from that i love my 50d. the size of the body with a battery grip suits my gorilla like hands and when coupled with my 24-70 f2.8 im happy with the image quality. my original plan was to buy a 5d mk2 and keep my 50d as a second body, but with money how it is im just going to have to sell my 50d for another semi pro body.
I use my camera for mainly portraits so im not sure if id use the 7d to its full capacity, but do other portrait togs use the 7d for portraits? hows the noise levels? I also do a few live gigs now and again anyone use semi pro bodies in this area??
suppose i shouldn't be too hard on the 50d, it was released around 2007 and i suppose technology has moved pretty quickly in the iso area of dslr's!
I might just have to suck eggs an buy the 5d mk2
Thanks in advance