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5Dii and 1Diii ... move to 5D3

 
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Dec 21, 2015 10:06 |  #1

I have had 5Dii for a long time and recently got a 1Diii for sports. And I love it for sports apart from the noise. As mentioned in other posts, the north of Scotland in winter is not blessed with good light.

Should I trade both in and get a 5Diii. The 5Dii is currently used for landscapes and the odd wildlife/people shots.

Or should I swap the 1Diii for a 7D2 for sports only (and maybe wildlife due to crop factor)


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Dec 21, 2015 23:30 |  #2

5D-2 and 1D-3 sold, purchased 5D-3 is EXACTLY what I did. Best of both worlds in a single body. I'm happy with it though the slower rapid-repeat rate of the 5D-3 can sometimes be a bit of a bother.


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Dec 22, 2015 00:43 |  #3

I could easily live with just the 5D3, it's the most do all body Canon has, and it does it all very well.


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Jan 03, 2016 13:42 |  #4

I shoot with the 5D3 and love it. Does have the fps as the 1DX, but haven't missed too much. You will love the ability to shoot with an high ISO with minimal noise.




  
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Jan 04, 2016 22:23 |  #5

5D3 and 1D3 would pair together VERY nicely in just about any situation if you could swing it.




  
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Jan 04, 2016 22:24 |  #6

MBB89 wrote in post #17844892 (external link)
5D3 and 1D3 would pair together VERY nicely in just about any situation if you could swing it.


When I got the 5D3, I never picked up my 1D3 again. Instead I sold it. Now, the 1D4 on the other hand.. :)


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Jan 04, 2016 22:36 |  #7

I love my 5D3. I use it for sports, marching band, and ballet. I often live at 1/500s, f/5.6 (I need the wider DoF!), and ISO 12,800. It's great! I also do people photography, street/city photography, and cityscape photography. It's a great camera.

As far as high continuous shooting however, I know people who shoot continuous. I just never "got" it. I've tried it, and have been disappointed with the results. Accordingly I get into the rhythm of the event and shoot when it's time. It works just fine.


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Jan 05, 2016 23:18 |  #8

the 5D3 is a game changer for low light sports. Those other 2 cameras are losing value fast, you will not use them as a backup once you get a 5D3.


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Jan 06, 2016 23:22 |  #9

I have all three bodies. You will love the 5D3 as an all around body. I mainly do work for the local paper and lots of times that means shooting sports in an extremely poorly lit gym so the 1D3 just wasn't cutting it for noise. Lots of times to freeze the action I need 12,800ISO and that's double what the 1D3 does. I stopped using the 1D3 unless I am shooting hockey in a nicely lit arena but even then the 5D3 holds its own and there have been very few times where I missed the FPS of the 1D3.




  
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Jan 07, 2016 06:50 as a reply to  @ the flying moose's post |  #10

The 5D3 is easily 1 stop ISO better than the 1D3. The 1D3 and 7D are very close, but the 1D3 retains more detail. Any of the latest bodies do better than the 1D3 these days, from the 7D2, 6D, 1DX, 5D3 and the new high res 5DS/R bodies.

Honestly if I needed the best blend of the 5D2 and 1D3, I would look for a lightly used 1D4. IMO it retains the best features of both cameras at this point, with FPS, AF and ISO performance.

The 7D2 and 5D3 make a great pair, the 7D2 is quite useful at ISO 12800 as well though. So if you are thinking about just swapping out the 1D3 for a 7D2, that could be an option. The 7D2 is better than the 1D3 in almost all regards (battery life). It has auto-ISO in manual mode fully configurable, it has a better AF system, it focuses in low light better, and once you equalize image sizes between the two, the 7D2 is probably about 2 stops better (ditto with the 5D3).

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