alann wrote in post #16248864
I have been shooting with a 5DIII for a pretty good while. I have really gotten more into Macro than anything else. I am seriously thinking about selling the 5DIII and getting a 7D. For those that have experience; I am wondering if having the 5DIII has any advantage over the 7D for Macro. I do shoot other stuff but, not much anymore. Any input would be great.
YashicaFX2 wrote in post #16248907
IMHO, you are complete and totally insane. Send my your 5DIII immediately. I will buy you a gripped 7D and the 100 2.8L macro. What the hay, I'll pay for all the shipping, too.
What do you hope to gain? Reach?
You will loose about 40% in sharpness, you will have a thinner depth of field (since you probably will not be worried for equivalent framing) and you will get the notorious 7D anti-alliasing filter which requires extra sharpening.
Crop format has its place (BIF, sports) when 'reach' is at a premium.
I am not saying you can't shoot macro with a crop, of course you can, but the 5D3 in my opinion is much better suited.