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7D + 5D MkII or 5D Mk III

 
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Mar 03, 2012 07:32 |  #16

Patience is a virtue.

By the end of this year, you will be able to have both the NEW 7DII and the 5DIII, so this question will then become moot. ;)...:)


just a few of my thoughts...
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Mar 03, 2012 08:57 |  #17

Well as I mentioned in another post I may have to wait since I always use a grip and there is no availability on the BG-E11 grip and also a L-bracket from Kirk or RRS. Need a whole system not just a body.

Also sounds like if you upgrade just your 5D Mk II to to a Mk III and keep the 7D you again get the best of both worlds and a pair of cameras that have similar control layout and view finder features.


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Mar 03, 2012 09:42 |  #18

Waited & Waited for the detail on the III and decided that its a bit to much so just ordered the 5DII + Grip..


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Mar 04, 2012 13:17 |  #19

So I'm fortunate to own both a 7D and 5D2. I am planning on getting a 5D3 body. Now the question is which one do I keep as the backup? I'm assuming the 5D3 will do everything my 5D2 will do so I'm thinking of only keeping he 7D since it contols and AF system will be closer to the me 5D3. Or if if I keep the 5D2 to have two FF bodies and I can really have a backup that offers high quality IQ.

What do you think is the better combo to own, 5D3 & 5D2, or 5D3 & 7D? Let me know your thoughts.


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Mar 04, 2012 14:41 |  #20

swldstn wrote in post #14021048 (external link)
So I'm fortunate to own both a 7D and 5D2. I am planning on getting a 5D3 body. Now the question is which one do I keep as the backup? I'm assuming the 5D3 will do everything my 5D2 will do so I'm thinking of only keeping he 7D since it contols and AF system will be closer to the me 5D3. Or if if I keep the 5D2 to have two FF bodies and I can really have a backup that offers high quality IQ.

What do you think is the better combo to own, 5D3 & 5D2, or 5D3 & 7D? Let me know your thoughts.

That's exactly what I'd like to kmow As well, please.


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Mar 04, 2012 17:03 |  #21

swldstn wrote in post #14021048 (external link)
So I'm fortunate to own both a 7D and 5D2. I am planning on getting a 5D3 body. Now the question is which one do I keep as the backup? I'm assuming the 5D3 will do everything my 5D2 will do so I'm thinking of only keeping he 7D since it contols and AF system will be closer to the me 5D3. Or if if I keep the 5D2 to have two FF bodies and I can really have a backup that offers high quality IQ.

What do you think is the better combo to own, 5D3 & 5D2, or 5D3 & 7D? Let me know your thoughts.

That depends on what type of photography you shoot. More action = keep the 7D, more portrait work = 5D2.


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Mar 04, 2012 17:31 |  #22

swldstn wrote in post #14021048 (external link)
So I'm fortunate to own both a 7D and 5D2. I am planning on getting a 5D3 body. Now the question is which one do I keep as the backup? I'm assuming the 5D3 will do everything my 5D2 will do so I'm thinking of only keeping he 7D since it contols and AF system will be closer to the me 5D3. Or if if I keep the 5D2 to have two FF bodies and I can really have a backup that offers high quality IQ.

What do you think is the better combo to own, 5D3 & 5D2, or 5D3 & 7D? Let me know your thoughts.

Depends on what you shoot, 5d2 and 5d3 will be close enough that you could switch lenses between the two seamlessly, which would come in handy for weddings and things where you don't even want to think about the camera.

7d adds versatility if you want a little more reach without cropping(in post) or if you need just a bit more speed.




  
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Mar 04, 2012 22:01 as a reply to  @ Tealtele's post |  #23

I have a different scenario. I currently have Mk2 and was thinking of getting 7D for wildlife and sports. Now should i still keep the Mk2 and get the 7D or should i sell my Mk2 and get the Mk3 instead. I don't need the second body as backup. I am not making money out of this hobby.

If Mk3 has come up with the crop mode (like D800) and higher sensor density, then the choice to me is easy and obvious.




  
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Mar 04, 2012 23:09 |  #24

Echoherbie wrote in post #14024679 (external link)
I have a different scenario. I currently have Mk2 and was thinking of getting 7D for wildlife and sports. Now should i still keep the Mk2 and get the 7D or should i sell my Mk2 and get the Mk3 instead. I don't need the second body as backup. I am not making money out of this hobby.

If Mk3 has come up with the crop mode (like D800) and higher sensor density, then the choice to me is easy and obvious.

Go with the 7D. The crop will be nice for wildlife and field sports. The 5D3 doesn't need more MP's, the D3s had a crop mode and it was only 12MP.


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Mar 04, 2012 23:44 |  #25

swldstn wrote in post #14009370 (external link)
I know this comparison is being made in a lot of the posts on the new 5D Mk III but for those of use who really do own both of these current bodies I'm wondering if you are consider trading up. I look at the Mk III as almost the perfect combinations of these two even though it would probably set you back more than the two separate bodies? Carrying arround both to take advantage of the strength of each is a lot of weight especially if you have them both gripped and with L- brackets.

Of course if you op for the single body you lose the 1.6x and reach you get with the 7D with telephoto zooms and the 8fps but 6 fps would work for me.

I had heard you could use your BG-E6 grip on the Mk IIII but can't confirm this. If so great, if not that does add to the package price of a new system.

Let me know your thoughts.

First of all .. I feel you're jumping the gun mentioning the Mk IIII ;)

For the type of shooting I do (mainly wildlife) I prefer to have two bodies with me at all times. The 7D and 5D2 combo work well for me, but the 5D3 does look like a promising body. The trouble is there no way I could justify dropping $3.5k on a body to replace one of mine.
So, for the foreseeable future I'll be sticking with what I have.


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Mar 04, 2012 23:55 |  #26

I 'd rather have two bodies than one.


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Mar 05, 2012 00:38 |  #27

I'm in the position where I have a 7D, and am getting my first FF (whilst still keeping the 7D for my grunt work). I waited out for the 5D3, but the price really surprised me.

I was thinking of getting a gripped 5D2, and perhaps a nice new piece of glass to accompany my current setup, instead of the 5D3.

As of tonight I think I'm just going to save up that extra little bit and get the 5D3 though. My reasoning behind it is simply no spending the cash on an outdated camera, and just spring for the 5D3 that will last me quite a long time.


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Mar 06, 2012 16:15 |  #28

frankk wrote in post #14011042 (external link)
Without getting into the 5DIII debate, I'd rather own a FF and crop. When I walk out the door with both bodies plus a 35mm and 85mm, I've got most typical situations handled with two nice primes. If I need reach @400, I grab the crop. If I'm shooting landscape or still people, I grab the FF. Much more versitility.

This is my setup today. Would not trade both for a better FF or better crop.


This is exactly why I'm holding onto my 7D after the new 5D arrives. :cool:


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Mar 06, 2012 16:44 |  #29

If I didn't purchase my 5DII in January. I would've pre-ordered the Mark III. The more I read about the Mark III, the more I want it.

That's why I got my 5DII for sale on Craigslist now. Hope someone buys it, then 5D Mark III for me before summer is over. :-)


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Mar 09, 2012 18:58 |  #30

ejenner wrote in post #14010655 (external link)
To me 2 cameras that are good at what they do is better than one very expensive in-between.

You do know it's possible to crop full-frame images and get that faux "reach" you're talking about, right? :P




  
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