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5D mk III or 7D?

 
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Apr 28, 2012 16:27 |  #46

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Though I'm swapping the 7d for a 5d2 right now!

I had both bodies and ended up liking the 7D over the 5DII for its versatility and better focusing system. I now find that the 5DIII is the embodiment of both the 7D and 5DII - kinda like the bastard child but in a great way.


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Apr 28, 2012 17:13 |  #47

Yeah I expect I will loose out in some areas for now.

Kinda biting the bullet with the switch to ff glass, then get a 5d3 later on when they have dropped in price.


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Apr 28, 2012 18:38 as a reply to  @ RobDickinson's post |  #48

5d3 is better than the 7d all around. I have had a few 7ds (refurb was the sharpest, most accurate) and have shot the 5d3. Soccer and just general stuff. It has better AF and better IQ.


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Apr 28, 2012 19:11 |  #49

It damned well should do!


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Apr 28, 2012 19:17 |  #50

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5d3 is better than the 7d all around. I have had a few 7ds (refurb was the sharpest, most accurate) and have shot the 5d3. Soccer and just general stuff. It has better AF and better IQ.

Definitely.
I had the 60D, which has the same 18MP sensor as the 7D, and the 5D3's IQ is much better than the 18MP sensor on the T3i, 60D, and 7D.

Also the low light performance is incredible, with usable photos up to 12800!!! ;)


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Apr 28, 2012 19:44 |  #51

Shot indoor volleyball for three years using my 7D and 85 1.8 and 17-55 2.8. Used to crank the ISO to 3200 with acceptable results. Just love the camera. Also love my EF-S 17-55 and 10-22.

I agree with this poster and feel that the 8 fps is a strong advantage over the 5D III

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Personally, looking at your existing gear, I'd go for the 7D with maybe a 17-55 or 16-35II, 85 f1.8 and 135 f2L (selling your slower zooms to help finance the upgrade). Keep the 70-200 and the 50.
Yes the 5DIII is better at high ISO and has great AF but the 7D is still pretty good and at shorter FLs the above lenses will offset that sensitivity advantage. 7D AF is excellent for sports, has a faster burst rate than the 5D, similar build and will do the job plenty well enough until you can upgrade again. Buying glass will retain the value of your money much better than a 5DIII which in 3-4 years will be worth maybe 30% its current value. Always galss before body IMO.


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Apr 28, 2012 21:36 |  #52
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The reason that I got the 5d3 now(upgraded from t3i) was because I didn't want to regret upgrading to the best later. I knew I would eventually purchase the 5d3 so why upgrade now and not go big???


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Apr 28, 2012 21:48 |  #53

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The reason that I got the 5d3 now(upgraded from t3i) was because I didn't want to regret upgrading to the best later. I knew I would eventually purchase the 5d3 so why upgrade now and not go big???

Some people upgrade because their equipment prevents them from getting the results they want, and others upgrade because they want the best whether their equipment hinders them or not.

One of these 2 groups spend more money on average than the other group to get to the end state, you decide which. :)


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Apr 28, 2012 22:11 |  #54
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Some people upgrade because their equipment prevents them from getting the results they want, and others upgrade because they want the best whether their equipment hinders them or not.

One of these 2 groups spend more money on average than the other group to get to the end state, you decide which. :)

I know which. You act as though istated that I bought the camera just because. I chose to buy this camera NOW instead of later there's a difference. In my opinion, I would have spent more buying a different camera as I would have lost money hen it was time to sell it to upgrade to the 5d3 down the road. So please, don't worry about how I spend MY money as I never asked for a opinion on the subject. Especially one that doesn't apply to my situation


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Apr 28, 2012 22:22 |  #55

I apologize, it appeared that you had asked a question, and I gave an answer as to why some people wait a while before upgrading and others don't. Funny things those question marks that you used, they usually imply "replies are welcome". ;)


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Apr 28, 2012 22:29 |  #56

Either body would be fine. Don't let everyone on here convince you that Full Frame is the only way to go. It's not. Though -I- think you'd be much better off getting a 7D and some good lenses as opposed to blowing everything on a 5D3 and being stuck with slow glass.


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Apr 28, 2012 22:32 |  #57

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Yup. we'd rather use the 5D than any crop sensor camera Canon has put out to date. Then again, we shoot people. If we shot birds or other faraway creatures and needed to save money, we might look closer at the 7D.

So the 1D IV is one of those bodies you would never want to shoot? Wow. Oh, who is "We"? Both those bodies are just fine. If you get a 7D just be sure not to underexpose and you will be just fine! I shoot weddings and I use both a 1D IV and 7D. The FF will give more latitude with depth of field but, if a crop is used/exposed correctly you will not be able to tell the difference in a print. Unless you are printing a huge photo. No issues what so ever.


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TeamSpeed wrote in post #14345895 (external link)
I apologize, it appeared that you had asked a question, and I gave an answer as to why some people wait a while before upgrading and others don't. Funny things those question marks that you used, they usually imply "replies are welcome". ;)

It was a rhetorical question. I wasnt literally asking the question "why not go big" lol


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Apr 29, 2012 08:20 |  #59

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It damned well should do!

Yep it should. I opted to move to d700 for better focus and better high ISO from my 7d as canon did not have something at that price point, basically $700 or so above 7d. I shoot a lot of basketball and volleyball and 7d doesn't play as well in that arena
The jump in price to a 5d3 is pretty steep.

Rob, great pics!


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Apr 29, 2012 10:00 |  #60

have you considered getting a 7d and a 5dmII? you can pick up both for less than a 5dmIII


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