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5D MKIII for Wildlife and Birds?

 
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Mar 25, 2013 07:05 |  #46

So now that this body has been out for a while, are there any more opinions? I would like to upgrade from my 7D in the next year or so and I am trying to decide between the 1DMkIV, 5DMkIII, and future 7DMKII


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Mar 25, 2013 07:47 |  #47

J.Litton wrote in post #15752580 (external link)
So now that this body has been out for a while, are there any more opinions? I would like to upgrade from my 7D in the next year or so and I am trying to decide between the 1DMkIV, 5DMkIII, and future 7DMKII

by that time the rumoured 7D update should be out.




  
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Mar 25, 2013 22:09 |  #48

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I agree with this, i had a terrible time focusing on BIF's with my 5diii paired with a 600f4ii in Mara recently, i switched to 100-400, 9point focus and case 6 (erratic subject) option in the AF menu, still i would loose focus real quick, my friends geared with NikonD4 were getting much better shots. obviously they had the best Nikon makes, never the less the 5d Mkiii performed remarkably during low light shots, thats what raised the Nikonian Eyebrows.....also we were lucky to witness a live cheetah kill during our mara trip, and due to slower FPS i lost some good shots, compared to the 11fps nikon had...

So if you are seriously looking at wild life / BIF / Birding go for a 1Dmkiv or 1Dx, I am gonna go all out for the 1DX when i recover from the dent, the 600mm has made in my wallet.

From everything that I heard, the only advantage the 1DX has over the 5DIII is that it drives the lenses faster. Other than that, the focusing system is the same. If you are having problems focusing on BIF with a 600 f/4, are you sure it's the camera and not your tracking abilities? No offense. I have the 5DIII with the peashooter 400mm f/5.6 and I find it incredibly hard to keep the bird in my viewfinder. I can imagine that it would be much more difficult with a 600mm.

The lack of frame rate, I understand and agree with.




  
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