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"5DIII + 7D" vs "5DII + 1DIV"

 
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Aug 22, 2013 07:45 |  #1

Luxury problem, as the headline states.

I currently own the 5Dc and 7D and want to upgrade. I'm mainly irritated by the ISO performance but also the crappy AF of 5Dc.

I gather I can, for about the same amount of money sell the 5Dc and buy a 5DIII or sell both and buy a 5DII and 1DIV.

I have a studio where I shoot portraits (which is what I mainly do) and other than that I'm somewhat of a jack of all trades.

Even though it may seem odd I find my 7D more useful in the studio than the 5Dc, mainly because of ability to tether but also AF micro adjust ability, automatic sensor cleaning and to some extent resolution.

The 7D AF works well under flourescent lights while the 5Dc don't.

What're you guys take on this?




  
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Aug 22, 2013 07:55 |  #2

I would fet a 5D3, I think after you use it you will may decide to sell the 7D, I did.


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Aug 22, 2013 07:59 |  #3

I upgraded from the 5d2 & 7d to the 5d3 & 7d. After a couple of weeks found that i didn't touch the 7d so I sold it (and have since got a 1d4 for when I need action shots). Otherwise I exclusively use the 5d3, it's superior in every way.


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Aug 22, 2013 08:15 |  #4
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Looking at your gearlist you don't seem to shoot wildlife or sports, so not sure why you'd want a 1D4 in the first place.

5D3 will rule them all.


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Aug 22, 2013 08:24 |  #5

kin2son wrote in post #16229960 (external link)
Looking at your gearlist you don't seem to shoot wildlife or sports, so not sure why you'd want a 1D4 in the first place.

5D3 will rule them all.

I shoot some motor sports and other "fast" stuff, but not a lot of it. The main reason for having two bodies is to have two lenses availiable at the same time. I also like to have a backup body.

Another reason for two bodies is that no body (I can afford) is a "can do it all". Atleast it's been that way. Maybe 5DIII proves me wrong on this one.




  
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Aug 22, 2013 08:28 as a reply to  @ kin2son's post |  #6

I think the decision B/T a 5D3 and MKIV is all about what you shoot and where your primary focus is with photography. Sports, wildlife, then a MKIV is better choice. Portraits, weddings people,,5D3 wins. Inside with servo use and its no contest. its a 5D3. Outside plenty of light, sports, motocross, road racing, this type of stuff MKIV Wins.

Both cameras are outstanding and are superior to a 5D2 and 7D everyplace you can test them at.

I think when Canon updates the 5D3 everything will change with the comparisons. MKIV will be old by then and Im beting updates will make it the camera to have,, but thats 2 yrs out right now.

Still waiting to see what they will do with a 3 series. They need something B/T the 1Dx and 5D3.......the cameras are just to close in performance. I went with 5D3's over a 1Dx for what we do. I have 3 5D3's and bought a Sigma 120-300 F/2.8 instead of going 1Dx for equipment upgrades at the last Body update.

I felt that as close as the 1Dx was to the 5D3, I was better off getting our lens where i want them in my line up. That was a better way to go for me.

Everyones needs are different. But the MKIV,5D3 and 1Dx are by far the best bodies canon has introduced to date. They are all very very close and I would put them in this order depending on personal style and Intended use....MKIV--5D3--1Dx


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Aug 22, 2013 08:29 |  #7

5D III + 70D.


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Aug 22, 2013 09:52 |  #8

In one case, you will be able to share batteries, and the 2 cameras share many of the same features and ergonomics. In the other case, you get 2 cameras that have better ISO handling than the 7D, and still a bit of the crop factor with the 1D4, but then have one body that has great AF and the other with mediocre 5D classic AF, and neither have spot AF.

Keep in mind that the 5D2 has the same AF as the 5Dc, so if you don't like that, getting the 5D2 won't help.


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Aug 22, 2013 11:02 |  #9

5D3 is all you need.


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Aug 22, 2013 11:17 |  #10

Buy 5dmk3 and keep 5dc.


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Aug 22, 2013 12:51 |  #11

bobbyz wrote in post #16230512 (external link)
Buy 5dmk3 and keep 5dc.

Why keep 5Dc?

What do you guys think about the 6D?




  
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Aug 22, 2013 13:21 |  #12

JimAndersson wrote in post #16230777 (external link)
Why keep 5Dc?

What do you guys think about the 6D?

I have 5dc right now. Had 5dmk2 and 5dmk3 before. Sold them and now got 6d.

6d is nice as long as you not shooting action or things like fast moving kids. Center point good but others are just so so. Some may disagree with me but then most dont' provide any shots to proof what they saying. center point of 6d is good but then 5dmk3 all points are just as good. I have shot 5dmk3 at ISO128000, f2, 1/30 and no points had issues focussing.

I said keep 5dc as you mentioned having two cameras.


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Aug 22, 2013 14:31 |  #13

bobbyz wrote in post #16230867 (external link)
I have 5dc right now. Had 5dmk2 and 5dmk3 before. Sold them and now got 6d.

6d is nice as long as you not shooting action or things like fast moving kids. Center point good but others are just so so. Some may disagree with me but then most dont' provide any shots to proof what they saying. center point of 6d is good but then 5dmk3 all points are just as good. I have shot 5dmk3 at ISO128000, f2, 1/30 and no points had issues focussing.

I said keep 5dc as you mentioned having two cameras.

Why do you prefer 5Dc over 7D?

Fast moving kids is something I want to be able to shoot (photograph that is). :confused:




  
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Aug 22, 2013 15:26 |  #14

Didn't say 5dc over 7d but I would take 5dmk3 over all of them. AF is so much better.


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Aug 22, 2013 15:30 |  #15

JimAndersson wrote in post #16231074 (external link)
Why do you prefer 5Dc over 7D?

Fast moving kids is something I want to be able to shoot (photograph that is). :confused:

I own both 7D and 5Dc and I prefer the images from my 5Dc more. Yes the 7D has a better focusing system and newer technology but there's just something about the images from the 5Dc that just catches my eye better.

If you have the money, go with the 5D3, you won't regret it.


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