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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?

 
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Aug 09, 2012 09:09 |  #31

it all depends on if you *need* a backup body...if you don't, the 5D3 is the clear choice. if you do, well...then you need two cameras!


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Aug 09, 2012 09:24 |  #32

narlus wrote in post #14835193 (external link)
it all depends on if you *need* a backup body...if you don't, the 5D3 is the clear choice. if you do, well...then you need two cameras!

I currently use two camera for Weddings or events. So my lenses double up as a back up for each other in both formats.

Typically i have the 7D + 17-55 & 5DII + 70-200 2.8 IS around my neck most of the time.

No time for lens swapping, and my 60D stays tucked up in camera bag. I probably don't need the 60D but haven't brought myself round to selling it yet.


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Aug 09, 2012 09:33 |  #33

I have a 5Dc and a 7D, I am selling both to buy the 5D3.




  
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Aug 09, 2012 11:28 |  #34

Scooby888 wrote in post #14835161 (external link)
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....

I had the same reasoning for the 5D2/7D approach. Then it hit me - I ***NEVER*** shoot sports. Nor does it earn me $$$$. The most fun I had with it was, like you, getting images of the kids running around.

I'll never understand the "extra reach" being a useful factor since the 5D3 4 megapixels on the 7D and if you crop your 5D images you're going to get relatively the same reach at the same sized enlargements. (and who prints enlargements of their images that often anyways!?)

But if you don't want to part with your EF-S collection it sounds like your mind is made up already. ;)


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Aug 09, 2012 11:35 |  #35

Scooby888 wrote in post #14835237 (external link)
No time for lens swapping, and my 60D stays tucked up in camera bag.

I used to shoot weddings with zooms exclussively because I used to tell myself this. Then I opened my mind up.

I have a think tank lens swapping bag (holds 3). I basically shoot with my 3 fast primes only. When I want the zoom for the ceremony or the reception, I just go to my big floor bag and snag it for those stealthy close-ups. Lens swapping during the ceremony, for example, is a fine art. As long as you're in tune with the flow of the officiant's order of things, you should know which lens to pop on and off at which time without a hick-up.I leave all lens hoods on to protect the front element and face them down in the bag. I leave all rear lens caps off for quick changing. The results are worth it. And it you have zooms then you really no excuse if lens swapping is an "issue" for requiring a second body. BUT, I basically do the same - leave the 70-200 on another body and go to it when I need quick access. I just like to carry light as extra bulk always seems to get in the way.


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Aug 09, 2012 12:21 |  #36

5D3. It's so much better than the 5D2 that its not even funny.


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Aug 09, 2012 12:27 |  #37

I voted 7D/5D2, but I'd rather have the 1D3 or 1D4 over the 7D.


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Aug 09, 2012 12:28 |  #38

Had both the 5dIII and the 7d, but couldn't justify the "use to cash" ratio of the 7d. Don't do shoots requiring 2 cameras as much anymore.


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Aug 09, 2012 12:29 |  #39

5D3 + cheap rebel? Win win.


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Aug 09, 2012 12:40 as a reply to  @ Invertalon's post |  #40

I always used to be all about having a second body, but I always found that my "back up" body never got used.

In your situation, I would go with the 5DIII rather than the 7D/5DII combo. Although if you went with the 5DIII, you would have to sell at least your 10-22 lens since it's an EF-S lens.




  
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Aug 09, 2012 13:07 |  #41

If you or anyone else is looking to buy a mint condition Canon 5D Mark II, I have one for sale. I did buy a 5D Mark III so I don't need two camera's

e-mail me and maybe we can do business. I have all that can with it in the box. You wouldn't know the camera from new if you saw it. It can be seen on our local sales venue called local Sales Network.com. look under photo and you will find my ad on about Page 4. It moves as people place ads or removes them.

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Scooby888
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Aug 09, 2012 13:18 |  #42

Pearlallica wrote in post #14835782 (external link)
I had the same reasoning for the 5D2/7D approach. Then it hit me - I ***NEVER*** shoot sports. Nor does it earn me $$$$. The most fun I had with it was, like you, getting images of the kids running around.

I'll never understand the "extra reach" being a useful factor since the 5D3 4 megapixels on the 7D and if you crop your 5D images you're going to get relatively the same reach at the same sized enlargements. (and who prints enlargements of their images that often anyways!?)

But if you don't want to part with your EF-S collection it sounds like your mind is made up already. ;)

Your comments make a lot of sense. I am very close to chopping in the 5DII for the 5DIII, don't think I'd keep the 5DII over the 7D.

This may sound daft but I'm use to my lenses and instantly know what i'm using and when, and to lose my EFs range for them to be replaced for FF would give me a lot of learning/trusting to do.

It may also muck up my lens redundancy theory. That I need two of everything to make sure I can always carry on.

I'd need to buy a 5DIII, battery grip and a 16-35II. Thats not cheap...!


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Aug 09, 2012 13:23 as a reply to  @ Scooby888's post |  #43

I should be receiving my 5DII tomorrow. Psyched! Since I require two video capable cameras and didn't have an extra 1,750 laying around, it was a no-brainer for me. I think this 7D, 5D2 team will serve me well.

5D2 - studio portraits, outdoor portraits, live performance low light scenes.

7D - scenes that need a little more reach, action sequences

Combined - video coverage of live performances, music videos, interviews, promos, etc. Combo photo work using different lenses & filters.


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Aug 09, 2012 13:23 |  #44

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.

Probably sums it up in terms of features but the 5D MK III does seem able to bring a big smile to my face every time I pick it up and use it which is one feature that is guaranteed to produce better shots. I loved my MK II but the MK III takes thing to another level. I can not comment on handling compared to a 7D as I have not had the opportunity to use one.

Another point the 5D MK III has better image quality than the 7D and the 7D better speed and apparently handling than the 5D MK II. If you want both in one camera then the 5D MK III is the only choice.

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Aug 09, 2012 13:52 |  #45

neilgcart wrote in post #14836259 (external link)
Probably sums it up in terms of features but the 5D MK III does seem able to bring a big smile to my face every time I pick it up and use it which is one feature that is guaranteed to produce better shots. I loved my MK II but the MK III takes thing to another level. I can not comment on handling compared to a 7D as I have not had the opportunity to use one.

Another point the 5D MK III has better image quality than the 7D and the 7D better speed and apparently handling than the 5D MK II. If you want both in one camera then the 5D MK III is the only choice.

Neil

Neil

To ask about the less obvious differences between which make me still give the 7D points on the 5DII can you advise if the 5DIII has them covered.

Shutter button focus in live view at similar or better speed than the 7D
Auto ISO not limited to 400
Shutter lag speed
Menu speeds
'Q' button
No 17-55 IS equivalent.

And I know everyone will kill me saying this but I would miss the pop up flash on the 7d. For the rare occasion I don't want to carry my gear and I just pick up the camera and one lens, its handy to have fill flash.


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