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Toying with moving from a 7d to a 5D MK3

 
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Oct 11, 2013 20:55 |  #46

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As for the Nikon 800, I think it only has 4 FPS.. Scrum

Yeah, that's the rub.. I think it does a bit better in DX mode but certainly not even close to the 7D.


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Oct 12, 2013 04:28 |  #47

everything i have heard about the 5d mark iii has been wonderful. it was something i was definitely looking at but out of my price range.


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Oct 12, 2013 05:16 |  #48

my problem is that I have a 7D and a a 5DII. I am probably being unrealistic but I want a camera that can do it all. would a 5DIII with my 100-400L satisfy people who photograph wildlife/birds? I also shoot portraits and landscape and have the lenses for all types of photography. I am still trying to work out what camera to take on holiday in 6 weeks from now. The holiday is half wildlife birding and half landscape touristy stuff. I have many times thought the 5DIII may be the camera to get but I'm also keen to see what 7DII will have on offer. In the mean time I have six weeks to make a decision on which camera to take on holiday (I can only take one) and hope I don't feel too disappointed in my results


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Oct 12, 2013 06:44 |  #49

I think I'd die if I was offered a holiday with only one camera...............t​ried it when I was younger and "less affluent" and missed so many pics whilst changing lenses. If I couldn't take two bodies..........then i wouldn't go on holiday...............​sad I know...............but a holiday for me is about photography.


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Oct 12, 2013 07:07 |  #50

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I think I'd die if I was offered a holiday with only one camera...............t​ried it when I was younger and "less affluent" and missed so many pics whilst changing lenses. If I couldn't take two bodies..........then i wouldn't go on holiday...............​sad I know...............but a holiday for me is about photography.


well the place Im going to is Lord Howe Island. The air flight between Sydney and Lord howe has pretty restrictive weight for both luggage and carry on. Apart from that in general changing lenses should n iot be that big an issue and Id prefer to take one DSLR but its more bout working out which one to take, 5DII does landscapes better than 7D and 7D does better birds than 5DII. This happens with me every time I travel :-)


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Oct 12, 2013 08:23 |  #51

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well the place Im going to is Lord Howe Island. The air flight between Sydney and Lord howe has pretty restrictive weight for both luggage and carry on. Apart from that in general changing lenses should n iot be that big an issue and Id prefer to take one DSLR but its more bout working out which one to take, 5DII does landscapes better than 7D and 7D does better birds than 5DII. This happens with me every time I travel :-)

I've never had my hand luggage weighed on any flight within or out of Oz. As long as it fits the regulation size for hand luggage, you shouldn't have a problem unless it's a private charter with their own regs.


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Oct 12, 2013 08:34 |  #52

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I've never had my hand luggage weighed on any flight within or out of Oz. As long as it fits the regulation size for hand luggage, you shouldn't have a problem unless it's a private charter with their own regs.

quantus link has a 14 kilo luggage and 7 kilo carry on, my friend had her carry on and luggage weighed on leaving lord howe as well, in any case I also have to carry this camera gear around, not sure Im up to carrying the 100-400 and two bodies plus another lens around anyway


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Oct 12, 2013 08:41 |  #53

for the very first time I used the 5D Mk3 I never look back to the 7D!.


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Oct 12, 2013 15:17 |  #54

aladyforty wrote in post #16364820 (external link)
my problem is that I have a 7D and a a 5DII. I am probably being unrealistic but I want a camera that can do it all. would a 5DIII with my 100-400L satisfy people who photograph wildlife/birds? I also shoot portraits and landscape and have the lenses for all types of photography. I am still trying to work out what camera to take on holiday in 6 weeks from now. The holiday is half wildlife birding and half landscape touristy stuff. I have many times thought the 5DIII may be the camera to get but I'm also keen to see what 7DII will have on offer. In the mean time I have six weeks to make a decision on which camera to take on holiday (I can only take one) and hope I don't feel too disappointed in my results

For me I would take the 7D - at least you know you have the reach for the wildlife if you need it. Just my personal opinion.


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Oct 12, 2013 20:52 |  #55

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For me I would take the 7D - at least you know you have the reach for the wildlife if you need it. Just my personal opinion.



Yes that seems the smartest choice but I am weighing up what I would take more shots of, and its probably scenery, I spend 3 days on the Island and three looking around Sydney. so the full frame may be the way to go even if it is 5DII


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Oct 13, 2013 04:45 |  #56

well did a test run today, took out both cameras and shot wildlife and incidental stuff in identical weather conditions, have to admit for the birds I did miss the reach of the 7d


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Oct 13, 2013 05:42 |  #57

aladyforty wrote in post #16367052 (external link)
well did a test run today, took out both cameras and shot wildlife and incidental stuff in identical weather conditions, have to admit for the birds I did miss the reach of the 7d

Yes it's tricky for those of us who shoot landscape and birds. Huge vistas and small birds don't lend themselves well to a single camera unfortunately. It's a compromise which is made easier by the minuscule differences in today's FF and crop cameras.


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Oct 13, 2013 09:31 |  #58

Just get the camera that done the job, ff isnt everything, it will only amazing u at higher ISO, birding with crop sensor stil the best choice.

Unless u shoot portrait that full frame sensor will take the advantages when come to dof.


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Oct 13, 2013 11:22 |  #59

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well did a test run today, took out both cameras and shot wildlife and incidental stuff in identical weather conditions, have to admit for the birds I did miss the reach of the 7d

your 7D with a 10-22?


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Oct 13, 2013 18:17 as a reply to  @ Frosticles's post |  #60

Frosticles, My compliments, your 7d work is very nice!

I kept my 7d for the reach with the 120-300, but I love the 5d3. If I were told I could only keep one, it would be the 5d3. For wide shots on the 5d3, I use the 12-24 Sigma (one of the only ultra-wide zooms that is for full frame).

I also recommend the 70-200 2.8 II. It's a fantastic lens, on either body. That 1 stop over the F4.0 will mean a lot if you stick a 1.4 or 2x tele on it. Can't comment on the Mk1.

If it's possible for you, I would keep both. These 2 bodies compliment each other, because the set up so similar between them. If not, you have to decide whether the crop factor is worth it on the 7d. If low light is your only concern, forum members seem to be having good low light results with the 6d and the 70d. If you like the 70d, it would solve your crop lens dilemma, but with every choice there's a trade off. Good luck.


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