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Jul 14, 2010 08:51 |  #1

I know its been asked before. I really havnt been on here in a while and I can say I have hardly even touched my camera bag in like 5months. I have really been contemplating trading from my 1D3 to the 7D...I guess my reason being. This is 100% hobby for me. I dont shoot any paid events, I never try to shoot paid events, I make no money from it. So do I really need that 1D3..Plus I am really itching for that Video option. I have been looking and looking and for the ISO stuff I see. its like one thread will show its High ISO is very close to the 1D3 then another thread someone will say its crap. Then the 8fps vs 10fps I dont know if this will bother me. I cant even remember the last time I shot in burst mode. its just I really like the feel of the 1D..I have that whole once you go 1 Series there is no going back syndrome. But I am starting to think in reality term that i dont really need it and the 7D would probably do 100% of what i need and give me that fun video ability. Plus it would put a couple hundred bucks back in my pocket I could use to fund other hobby stuff. I just needed to vent and help myself try and make the choice


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Jul 14, 2010 08:56 |  #2

I've done that, and have been pretty happy. I think the MK3 is more finessed in its results, the 7D is a bit more coarse, but it is pretty close, and I am able to once again use less expensive but very good EFS glass, so I have more lens choices available to me.

The high ISO is close enough that with good noise software, you will be able to produce "clean enough" 6400 shots. The MK3 is a little bit better overall and is more forgiving with its post processing, but the 7D is no slouch.

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Jul 14, 2010 09:00 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #3

no..No rental places around me..and No stores even have a 7D for me to even play with to toss in my CF card and take some pics home.
Yea thats another thing..there are some crop lenses that I would like..30 1.4, sigma 10-20
how does the AF compare with the 1D3..is it pretty close.


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Jul 14, 2010 09:23 |  #4

I think about this exact question pretty often myself. Ever since I got the 5D, my 1D has been collecting dust. I've played with the 7D briefly here at work, and though the viewfinder is pretty cool, the IQ doesn't really interest me. I'm not really interested in the crop lenses either. It feels a lot like my old 50D, but it is pretty solid. Hopefully I get to play with it more, but it's been "borrowed" indefinitely.


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Jul 14, 2010 09:45 |  #5

I can compare lists of statistics, but something that can never do is tell me how the 7D and 1D compare in the "touchy/feely" area. Heres an example: I have an Eos-3 SLR that is absolutely wonderful, it has a good big and bright viewfinder, sharp shutter with minimal travel and everything it does is FAST. Compare that to my little 30D! Small, dull viewfinder, SLOOOOWWWWWWWW operation etc.

So how does the 7D compare to Canon's finest? And how do we get this sort of information across in reviews?


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Jul 15, 2010 01:00 |  #6

If you need the resolution and video, go with the 7D. Otherwise it's the MK3.




  
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Jul 15, 2010 01:52 |  #7

nicksan wrote in post #10539465 (external link)
If you need the resolution and video, go with the 7D. Otherwise it's the MK3.

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Jul 15, 2010 02:32 |  #8

It really depends on what you want. I went from a 7D to a MK3 and I can tell you that its the best camera I've ever used by far. I will never go back to non 1D body. The body itself just feels solid and I can shoot thousands of shots before the battery is fully drained. Though HD video capabilities would be nice, but I have no use for video at the moment.


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Jul 15, 2010 05:06 |  #9

Sorry this doesn't help the OP ... but the 1D4 is the answer, it's an awesome camera and meets all your needs of resolution, video etc. and with the 1D quality and feel.


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Jul 15, 2010 07:20 as a reply to  @ fashioneyes's post |  #10

yea the 1D4 is the answer and would like it..I just cant justify spending that when I would never make any money off it in return. I am kinda figuring how I can get all I want and be more reasonable in my gear since I dont do any pro stuff..The 7D seems to fit the bill i just dont know if I can move away from a 1D


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Jul 15, 2010 19:47 |  #11

I'm sure someone would buy your 1d for 1600 bucks (cost of 7D), from personal experience (which isn't much) I would never trade my 1d for a non 1d body. longer life, better durability, x2 storage.. I already feel awkward trying to use my 40d at times...and IMO nothing beats the sound of FF and 1.3 shutters.. Video to me is just a gimmick, if you want video, I would of thought 5dII or an actual video camera (handycam anyone?) dSLR seems to be drifting down the road of jack of all trades, master of none with the whole video thing..


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Jul 15, 2010 19:54 |  #12

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I'm sure someone would buy your 1d for 1600 bucks (cost of 7D), from personal experience (which isn't much) I would never trade my 1d for a non 1d body. longer life, better durability, x2 storage.. I already feel awkward trying to use my 40d at times...and IMO nothing beats the sound of FF and 1.3 shutters.. Video to me is just a gimmick, if you want video, I would of thought 5dII or an actual video camera (handycam anyone?) dSLR seems to be drifting down the road of jack of all trades, master of none with the whole video thing..

I dont know where you shop..I wouldnt sell it for less then 2000..that is what the price I see for them is now..and mine is MINT.
So why is a 5DII ok for video but a 7D isnt..that makes just about NO sense at all.


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Jul 15, 2010 19:55 |  #13

Search for video on the boards, and you will see that video has been embraced by many, it adds to the toolbox for the professional to add that little extra to make a sale. And actually the video options on the 7D is more advanced than the 5DII, or was until they added more video features at the last firmware update.

The 7D has wireless control and more resolution too, one of the biggest obstacles I ran into with the MKIII was not enough resolution when I would crop certain things.


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Jul 15, 2010 20:03 |  #14

Both cameras will perform the same sitting in your bag for 5 months. ;)

So really - the 7D will fundamentally not outperform the 1D3 in any aspect (other than video, and since I never shoot video I scarcely think of it), so if you have a 1D3 currently you cannot possibly gain by selling it to pick up a 7D. You will gain no money to speak of and you will get a camera that is similar at best and probably worse in several ways.


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Jul 15, 2010 20:09 |  #15

Per his post, it gives him video that he wants and puts about $600 in his pocket... :)


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