I'd be 100% in the 5D MkIII camp. No questions ifs and or buts.
The only reasonably priced alternative IMHO is a used 1D4
I own both and reach for the 5D3 most often. It's a do all body.
The 1D4 wins on frame rate, lag, and heft
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I have a 5DIII and a 1DIII that Id say are my fave cameras from what I have. I like my 7D IN CERTAIN SITUATIONS but sometimes I really want the frames per second and reach for 1DIII. As well as that there is something about the look of the 1D series camera files that I love. Im still tossing up weather to get the next 7D or a 1D4. Time will tell, I will need a lot of positive reviews on the 7DII if it even exists before I will buy it. 1D4 for me has proven reviews and Id love that camera, its just that right now they are so expensive. I had 5DII and 7d combo and was not that happy with it
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As usual, I'm going against the grain.
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Shot with them all. I would get the 5DIII instead of the 7D and the 5DII. The 5D3 tracked as good as my 1Dx. In fact, I am thinking about getting another one.
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yngblass wrote in post #17122240
Hey everyone. I need some opinions. I'm currently shooting with a 5DMKII. I Love it but I'm missing a lot when it comes to sports.(AF and FPS). I'm trying to decide which would be the better choice, just buy a 5DMKIII or keep shooting with my 5DMKII and buy a used 7D for sports. What do you all think. Any advice is appreciated 😊
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TeamSpeed wrote in post #17130372
I won't be back with my equipment for several days, but when I get back, I will check it out and report back.
Thanks - will be waiting for your settings
Body: 5D MKIII Gripped, 7D MKII