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New 5DIII owner... what to do with 7D?

 
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Sep 17, 2012 17:55 |  #1

My 7D has served me very well for the past 3 years, paired with a nice better-than-kit lens (Tamron 17-50mm F2.8). But I just got the 5D3 and now I have a bit of dilemma.

I bought the 5D3 for portraits and significant improvements in low light sports - and I already have the lenses for this purpose (50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8, 70-200mm f2.8L)

These account for about 95% of all pictures I have taken with the 7D. The other 5% I guess are general landscape, walk-around pics where the Tamron did just fine.

But the Tamron won't work on a full frame body, and I'm not sure about spending around an $1000 on an acceptable full frame kit lens, just for 5% of my photography. Although I do have a very capable P&S for general purpose shooting now - the Sony RX100.

So my dilemma is to sell the 7D + tamron kit (for around $1400), and be without a general purpose lens range for the 5D3, or just keep everything. If I do keep the 7D+tamron, is it worth keeping for just 5% of the time when I might use it?

I know this is ultimately a decision I have to make myself. But I hope I will hear some stories from other 7D --> 5DIII upgraders and see if I can get some more insight in general.




  
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Sep 17, 2012 18:49 |  #2

IMO I would sell the 7D + Tam. It doesn't sound like you use it enough to justify holding a second body.


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Sep 17, 2012 18:53 |  #3

Do you make money with that 95% sports cameras?


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Sep 17, 2012 18:56 |  #4

Why not sell the 7D+Tamron and buy an used 17-40mm?


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Sep 17, 2012 19:01 |  #5

What's wrong with having a backup body?

Put the 70-200 on the the 7D and whatever on the 5D and you're gold.


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Sep 17, 2012 19:06 |  #6

It does not sound like you have much of a need for the 7D anymore. You could sell it plus the Tamron, buy a 24-105L and still have some money left over.

Personally, I kept my 7D. However, I wanted a 2nd body for wildlife use with my 100-400L, allowing me to avoid lots of lens changes when we visit places like Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. I can keep the 100-400L on the 7D and the 24-104L on the 5D3 while we are traveling around. Alternately, I can keep the 10-22 on the 7D when I want to switch between ultra wide and "normal to short telephoto", such as when we walk through the geothermal areas of Yellowstone or hike to waterfalls.


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Sep 17, 2012 19:07 |  #7

trade your 17-50 for 28-75, and sell off the 7D


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Sep 17, 2012 19:13 as a reply to  @ Charlie's post |  #8

Mail it to me. :lol:


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Sep 17, 2012 19:18 |  #9

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Mail it to me. :lol:

LOL... if you mail it to me, I'll pay for postage :cool:


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Sep 17, 2012 20:04 |  #10

trale wrote in post #15005512 (external link)
My 7D has served me very well for the past 3 years, paired with a nice better-than-kit lens (Tamron 17-50mm F2.8). But I just got the 5D3 and now I have a bit of dilemma.

I bought the 5D3 for portraits and significant improvements in low light sports - and I already have the lenses for this purpose (50mm f1.4, 85mm f1.8, 70-200mm f2.8L)

These account for about 95% of all pictures I have taken with the 7D. The other 5% I guess are general landscape, walk-around pics where the Tamron did just fine.

But the Tamron won't work on a full frame body, and I'm not sure about spending around an $1000 on an acceptable full frame kit lens, just for 5% of my photography. Although I do have a very capable P&S for general purpose shooting now - the Sony RX100.

So my dilemma is to sell the 7D + tamron kit (for around $1400), and be without a general purpose lens range for the 5D3, or just keep everything. If I do keep the 7D+tamron, is it worth keeping for just 5% of the time when I might use it?

I know this is ultimately a decision I have to make myself. But I hope I will hear some stories from other 7D --> 5DIII upgraders and see if I can get some more insight in general.

Keep it. If you ever need to send the 5D away for anything (cleaning, service, etc), you'll still have a camera that you know works well and can fill in while the main body is out. I'm using my old 40D for that, while MY 7D is in the shop :)


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Sep 18, 2012 01:43 |  #11

Snydremark wrote in post #15006064 (external link)
Keep it. If you ever need to send the 5D away for anything (cleaning, service, etc), you'll still have a camera that you know works well and can fill in while the main body is out. I'm using my old 40D for that, while MY 7D is in the shop :)

If I do keep it, it would be mainly for this reason - as a backup in case shiet happens.

But... that seems to be a lot of money to basically act as insurance.

Another way I'm trying to justify keeping everything is to convince myself that I have shot $1500+ worth of photos in the past 3 years with my 7D so that even if I let it gather dust now, I have gotten my money's worth for past use.

(and for anyone posting a "send it to me" suggestion. Send me $1000 and I'll think about it :p )




  
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Sep 18, 2012 02:22 |  #12

trale wrote in post #15007474 (external link)
If I do keep it, it would be mainly for this reason - as a backup in case shiet happens.

But... that seems to be a lot of money to basically act as insurance.

and for this reason I would sell it, use the money to buy glass for your 5d3 first


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Sep 18, 2012 07:40 |  #13

Scott M wrote in post #15005772 (external link)
It does not sound like you have much of a need for the 7D anymore. You could sell it plus the Tamron, buy a 24-105L and still have some money left over.

Personally, I kept my 7D. However, I wanted a 2nd body for wildlife use with my 100-400L, allowing me to avoid lots of lens changes when we visit places like Yellowstone and Glacier National Parks. I can keep the 100-400L on the 7D and the 24-104L on the 5D3 while we are traveling around. Alternately, I can keep the 10-22 on the 7D when I want to switch between ultra wide and "normal to short telephoto", such as when we walk through the geothermal areas of Yellowstone or hike to waterfalls.

I agree. I 've had the 7D/5D2 combo for a while and have just ordered a 5D3. I like the reach of the 7D and will keep it. Plus I just really like the camera.




  
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Sep 18, 2012 08:27 |  #14

I sold my 5D2 and 7D to get my 5D3 and then got a 60D as backup, although now I'm thinking of selling the 60D and putting that towards another 7D as the AF of the 7D is great for wildlife and sport.


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Sep 18, 2012 10:15 |  #15

modchild wrote in post #15008335 (external link)
I sold my 5D2 and 7D to get my 5D3 and then got a 60D as backup, although now I'm thinking of selling the 60D and putting that towards another 7D as the AF of the 7D is great for wildlife and sport.

You know that AF on your 5dmk3 is lot better than 7d.:) So I would invest in some nicer glass.


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