SleepingPachuco wrote in post #14952323
From a m2 standpoint I would say yes...the differences between m2 and the m3 justify the switch...
it's the 60D, 7D upgrades to the m3 that I cant see yet...
Wow.. So, in your opinion, upgrading from a 5D II to a 5D III is OK.
But an upgrade from 60D or 7D to a 5D III does not ? The 60D and 7D are basically the top end of the "crop" ladder- upgrading from there basically puts you into full frame..
At that point, your options are 5Dc, 5D II, and 5D III, and the 1D series. To me, the 1D series is too expensive unless you are buying a much older version- used- and I don't care to. 1DX is too rich for my blood- probably too rich for 90% of those here on POTN. OK, I could afford it if I really needed to- but you know- I also have other things I want to afford as well- so 1DX- too darn pricey in my book.
5Dc is - what, a 7 year old design ? That seems like a step backwards or so.. It'd be different though. Maybe for some- not for me. Older Af system. Smaller LCD screen. less croppping ability. If I think, in my opinion, it's a step backwards or two- why ?
5D II- again- an older design. So, if I step from the 7D, or even the 60D- going back to a system that has an AF system similar to a t1i, t2i, or t3i. This is my only complaint with this body- that's it. If it had the AF system- of just even a 50D ( 9 pt cross type )- it'd have been enough to warrant the cash. But nope- for the most part- you've got a single good AF point. Do I want to sink +$2K into this camera model ? It's the same question that I believe a number of crop users have asked as well .. Truth be told, if Canon had delayed the 5D III by another 6 months to a year, I'd probably own a 5D II.
5D III- really - a perfect match for someone that has a 7D. from a 7D- you are stepping up to a 5D III.. even from a 60D- you are stepping up. To me, going from a 60D to a 7D- may or may not be an upgrade for the owner. for the most part- all you are upgrading in a 60D to a 7D - is the AF system. Importantly, not stepping backwards. So, along with a fantastic AF system, you get full frame, decent cropping capability, etc... basically a 5D II upgraded in the key points where it was weakest. You haven't stepped back on any major aspect- basically in a number of areas. AF System! Full Frame!. Higher ISO capability! Low light focusing capability! even MP! Cropping ability! Yep, I'd rather sink $3k into this latest model than $2k into the previous model. Again,this is probably a question similar that a lot of 7D/60D users ask themselves.. All I can say is that I'd rather sink $3k into a 5D III over sinking $2k into a 5D II. It's that simple.
In my opinion, the 5D III is the perfect upgrade for 60D and 7D users- provided you can swallow the costs.
EOS 5D III, EOS 7D,EOS Rebel T4i, Canon 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, Canon 24-105L, Canon 18-135 IS STM, 1.4x TC III, 2.0x TC III, Σ 50mm f/1.4, Σ 17-50 OS, Σ 70-200 OS, Σ 50-500 OS, Σ 1.4x TC, Σ 2.0x TC, 580EXII(3), Canon SX-40, Canon S100
Fond memories: Rebel T1i, Canon 18-55 IS, Canon 55-250 IS, 18-135 IS (Given to a good home)...