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Thread started 06 Aug 2012 (Monday) 14:03
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POLL: "Would you rather have:"
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7D and 5DmarkII (plus some cash)
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3 7Ds (the contrarian vote)
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Would you rather have a 5D3 or 7D/5D2?

 
rick_reno
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Aug 07, 2012 10:24 |  #16

5d3, no question.




  
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Aug 07, 2012 10:37 |  #17

Had a simular dilema as I was looking at adding a 7D to my 5D MK II as this was the cheaper option. In the end I did not want to carry two bodys around all day so I opted for trading the 5D MK II for the MK III. Its the best decision I have ever made the 5D MK III is a fantastic camera that delivers what ever you are shooting.

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Aug 07, 2012 10:56 |  #18

neilgcart wrote in post #14825753 (external link)
Had a simular dilema as I was looking at adding a 7D to my 5D MK II as this was the cheaper option. In the end I did not want to carry two bodys around all day so I opted for trading the 5D MK II for the MK III. Its the best decision I have ever made the 5D MK III is a fantastic camera that delivers what ever you are shooting.

Neil

I keep thinking about weather to upgrade to the 5DIII or not but since I still need two camera's I have to ask myself do I need to, or is it just that I want to. Plus is it value for money?

Is there anything the 5DIII can do that the combo of my 5DII & 7D can't?


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Aug 07, 2012 12:13 |  #19

I say, 5DIII + 7D is the best option :)


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Aug 07, 2012 12:40 |  #20

Scooby888 wrote in post #14825827 (external link)
I keep thinking about weather to upgrade to the 5DIII or not but since I still need two camera's I have to ask myself do I need to, or is it just that I want to. Plus is it value for money?

Is there anything the 5DIII can do that the combo of my 5DII & 7D can't?

Hmm, maybe better high ISO performance, better AF in low light, being able to have a backup on a 2nd card due to the dual card slots, silent shutter drive mode.

Is it worth it? ehh, only you know for yourself.


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Aug 07, 2012 12:41 |  #21

I had a thread like this, i would go for the mark iii, and in my pole most people agreed with me.


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Aug 07, 2012 13:32 |  #22

I am holding tight with mine for now. New technology is great but I am in no rush. I have my eyes on better glass (better long lasting investment anyway!). My 2 cents.


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Aug 07, 2012 13:57 |  #23

Timberspirit wrote in post #14825648 (external link)
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.

Exactly what I have done as well. They work together pretty well. I just shot a wedding rehearsal, wedding, and reception with the combo and couldn't be happier. Especially with the low light AF performance and IQ of the 5D Mark III which I used exclusively during the reception. It was my first real test of the 5D3 after having it only a couple of weeks, but I have to say I'm very impressed by it.


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Aug 07, 2012 14:23 |  #24

Just went through the same thought process and sold my 7D. Having just shot over 5000+ shots at the London 2012 Olympic games, I have to say that I am VERY happy with my choice! :)

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Aug 07, 2012 17:27 |  #25

As much as I like the 5d3, single camera solution is not an option for me.


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Aug 07, 2012 18:06 |  #26

I had a 5D2 and 7D combo until about 2 weeks after the 5D3 was released when I sold them both and got the 5D3, I did miss having 2 bodies though so I've added a 60D to the 5D3 so the other hand has something to do lol.


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Aug 07, 2012 18:35 |  #27

The poll is rigged. There's an option or two missing.

Most notable: 5D3 and 7D. It's the best choice, but someone seems to accidentally have left it out.

edit: dang it- still gotta go edit my signature.


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Aug 09, 2012 08:20 |  #28

tagnal wrote in post #14826236 (external link)
Hmm, maybe better high ISO performance, better AF in low light, being able to have a backup on a 2nd card due to the dual card slots, silent shutter drive mode.

Is it worth it? ehh, only you know for yourself.

These are all good reasons for me upgrading, although I was hoping you'd say I don't need to :)

I've been thinking about this for a while but the cost is what's stopping me. I've thought about 5DIII combo with my 60D and get a grip for it, but to be fair it really isn't a 7D, and the 7D just seems a much more suited to me.

I think eventually It will be a 5DIII/7D combo for me, but I need to start selling some stuff first. I think the 60D will have to do, 24-105, 50ii and by 70-200 f4 IS. Still doesn't get my the camera :(


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Aug 09, 2012 08:48 |  #29

i've had a 5D2 and 7D at one time. I sold the 7D because the way some photos came out under certain situations (ie. artificial lighting) didn't satisfy compared to the full frame sensor of the 5D. The resolution certainly lacked in comparison, and I'm far from a pixel fanatic (I'm a printing fanatic). Anyhow, having entered the world of 5D mark III, had I had to make a choice, I'd easily go with the first choice in question - 5D3. It feels like a 5D2 and a 7D married, which is something I've always wanted prior to the 5D3 ever being announced. I think of Conan O'Brian's "If they mated". It's a beautiful combination. Maybe I'm just picky, but I will never get a 1.6x sensor camera ever again. It's probably the same as guys that shoot medium format feel about 35mm...

(Holy crap, Rick Reno - you had 17K posts just this past March. Get out of the house, buddy! ;) )


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Aug 09, 2012 09:00 |  #30

Pearlallica wrote in post #14835117 (external link)
i've had a 5D2 and 7D at one time. I sold the 7D because the way some photos came out under certain situations (ie. artificial lighting) didn't satisfy compared to the full frame sensor of the 5D. The resolution certainly lacked in comparison, and I'm far from a pixel fanatic (I'm a printing fanatic). Anyhow, having entered the world of 5D mark III, had I had to make a choice, I'd easily go with the first choice in question - 5D3. It feels like a 5D2 and a 7D married, which is something I've always wanted prior to the 5D3 ever being announced. I think of Conan O'Brian's "If they mated". It's a beautiful combination. Maybe I'm just picky, but I will never get a 1.6x sensor camera ever again. It's probably the same as guys that shoot medium format feel about 35mm...

(Holy crap, Rick Reno - you had 17K posts just this past March. Get out of the house, buddy! ;) )

I think I may need to borrow one and have a play before I can justify such an outlay. I'd need to be convinced that the 5DIII can do everything better than my 7D.

Currently my 5DII is my low light, portraiture king and my 7D for fast moving sports, birds, running kids, basically everything else.

I also like the extra 1.6 reach now and then in some circumstances and I have some EFS lenses that I really don't want to part company with.

Decisions, decisions....


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