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1DS Mark II, 1D Mark III, or 7D as Secondary Body

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Mar 02, 2010 11:57 |  #1

Right now, I'm shooting with the Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 50D Combo. I'm looking to move up and give the 50D to my girl. Looking to spend under 2K.

  • Canon 1DS Mark II
  • Canon 1D Mark III
  • Canon 7D

All of the cameras are close in price, each with their pros and cons.

Canon 1DS Mark II for the full-frame, but with an aging DIGIC processor and older technology, how good is high ISO on this thing? I usually shoot ISO 1600 max.

Canon 1D Mark III for performance, slight more "reach", but not so sure if I can live with 10 megapixels. This has the best high ISO of the 3 options right?

Canon 7D for the performance (how does it compare to the 1D), decent ISO considering the megapixels, and same battery as 5D Mark II is nice too. Value on this will probably drop quicker than 1D. I care for video since I have the 5D Mark II.

Which would you guys pick and why?

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Mar 02, 2010 15:35 |  #2

The 7D has the same controls as the 5DII, which is a huge advantage IMHO. I like the 7D, it's a nice camera, however i'd probably think seriously about the 1DIII in your situation.

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Mar 02, 2010 19:28 |  #3

Secondary to me means something that's easy to carry. 7D gets my vote.

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Mar 02, 2010 20:04 |  #4

I've only used 5Ds and 20Ds but I've heard very good things about the 7D; mostly about the focusing ability, which is supposed to be phenomenal.

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Mar 02, 2010 23:14 |  #5

in the same boat, might go with the 7D because the battery is the same as my 5D MII and the simple fact that the LCD is much better quality and it uses the newer UDMA Compact flash cards

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Mar 02, 2010 23:18 |  #6

1d mark III would be a perfect compliment I think.

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