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Thread started 06 Aug 2012 (Monday) 14:03
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Would you rather have a 5D3 or 7D/5D2?

 
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Aug 06, 2012 14:03 |  #1

So, I have a 7D right now and I might be coming into some money that might allow me to move into the Full Frame worlds. For now, I am leaning toward keeping the 7D and getting a 5Dmark2 as a second body (mostly because I do need the speed occasionally and I do a lot of Macro).

I was just curious what everyone here would rather have; a 5Dmark3, or a 7D and a 5Dmark2 (with a little cash left over).


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Aug 06, 2012 14:09 |  #2

I opted for the 2 bodies so I wouldn't have to swap lenses so much.


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Aug 06, 2012 14:10 |  #3

Would rather have the mk3. I find its AF to be all around better than the 7d. It's easier for me to have one camera that does it all.




  
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Aug 06, 2012 14:16 |  #4

Sell the 70-200 f/4 IS, buy a 5D3 and keep the 7D too. I loved the 5D2, but the 5D3 is such a significant upgrade that you'll be longing for it in the future. The AF alone is worth the price difference in my opinion. All the other features are just icing on the cake. Might want to pick up a 16-35 too, sell the 17-55 and 10-22. Someday pick up a 24-70 (II if you can swing it).


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Aug 06, 2012 14:20 |  #5

I am very happy with my 5D2 "for now". Waiting for Canon to realise that the 1Dx will not satisfy many of us and rethink their dumping of the IDs line. Hopefully Nikons D800 will force them to do that rethinking. In fact Canon Rumours has a piece on this right now.


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Aug 06, 2012 14:24 |  #6

Trowski wrote in post #14821914 (external link)
Sell the 70-200 f/4 IS, buy a 5D3 and keep the 7D too. I loved the 5D2, but the 5D3 is such a significant upgrade that you'll be longing for it in the future. The AF alone is worth the price difference in my opinion. All the other features are just icing on the cake. Might want to pick up a 16-35 too, sell the 17-55 and 10-22. Someday pick up a 24-70 (II if you can swing it).

I just upgraded the 70-200 F4 IS to the F2.8 IS II. I am waiting on a buyer to sell the F4 IS.

I hear you on the differences between the 5D2 and 3. For me though, the tech differences between the 7D and the 5D3 is not that great. I would use the 5D for low light and portraits. The 7D would be used for macro, tele, and sports work.

All that said... If the 7Dmk2 is full frame or they release a 6D line that is entry FF, I might just upgrade the body.


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Aug 06, 2012 14:33 |  #7

Roroco wrote in post #14821953 (external link)
If the 7Dmk2 is full frame

That's basically what the 5d3 is... it's a 7D with better AF, better ISO performance, slower fps, and a FF sensor.


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Aug 06, 2012 14:33 |  #8

Definetelly 7d and 5dII. A backup camera is a must and I really feel the need for a second body. Having both worlds is the best option.


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Aug 06, 2012 14:45 as a reply to  @ Roroco's post |  #9

It really depends on what you need the full frame camera to do.

I have owned the 5D, the 5D2 and rented the 5D3. I have used - but never owned - the 7D.

I have owned (and subsequently sold) most of the xxD series.

Since you have the 10-22, a great lens, that's a reason to keep the 7D. I don't know whether your Sigma is a crop only lens but if it is - there's another reason.

There'a rumor of a new Canon full frame - more basic model - coming out this fall. Just a rumor.

If shooting in high ISO and very low light situations is a big deal for you, then I would get the 5D3 and sell whatever you have to get it. It is, IMHO, for that purpose, a game changer. Over both the 7D and the 5D2.

Otherwise, though there are plenty of complaints re the AF ability (or disability) of the 5D2 (certainly not as good in that regard as the 7D), I would say get the 5D2 and enjoy. The 5D2 is still a great camera. Of course, I think the original 5D is still a great camera.

Be aware, however, in some ways (AF for example), the 5D2 may seem like a step backwards from the 7D.

You can't go wrong with any of these cameras.




  
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Aug 06, 2012 14:56 |  #10

7d and 5d 2 is my vote since I shoot wildlife. If I didn't like having a lot of telephoto reach I would choose a 5d 3.


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Aug 06, 2012 15:55 |  #11

if neone is interested in trading a 5d3 for a 7d and 5d2, let me know :)


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Aug 06, 2012 16:36 |  #12

Lready had a 7D & 5D2 when the 5DMKIII was announced and started selling. Seriously looked into the 5D3 but couldn't see the price jump for me and how I use my cameras (WILL have a 5D3 someday! :-) )
So instead went and bought a 2nd 5D2. NOW, having just gone back to work after a 2 year layoff, if I can ONLY find the time to play with my cameras! :-(

My vote was "7D and 5DMKII", but extra cash went to other camera equipment!


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Aug 07, 2012 09:12 as a reply to  @ johneo's post |  #13

I would say it positively depends - on what you shoot and whether you get paid to do it. I had a 7D and an 40D, and the only time I used the 40D after I bought the second camera was to take a picture of the new one. But I am an amateur, and a backup isn't a necessity. If I had owned a 5D Mk II, which I have used, I would probably not have upgraded, but the 5D Mk III is like a 7D on steroids, so I sold the 7D and the 40D and my EF-s lenses, and picked up a 5D Mk III. No regrets at all.


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Aug 07, 2012 10:06 as a reply to  @ Yno's post |  #14

I went a little different direction and have a 60D and a 5DIII. They work great together same batteries,cards and remotes could not be happier.


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Aug 07, 2012 10:10 |  #15

Tough call. If you just shoot for yourself and not professionally I would opt for the Mk3 alone. When I had my 7D/Mk2 combo, I rarely used my 7D, but always felt bad for not using it (I like the AF/feel/controls/blah blah about it better than the Mk2). Not that I have the Mk3 I have no issued with the 7D sitting in the closet.

I keep it because I need a back up body and its nice to have that option for the extra reach I get with a crop body, but mostly its the back up...

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