« on: October 26, 2014, 01:29:02 PM »
The 7DII seems to handle smooth gradients and constant tones WAY better than the 7D did. That was a major issue I had with the 7D.
In any case, the 5DIII definitely shows more detail, and less chroma and luminescence noise at high ISO than the 7DII does. But man, you really have to look for it. I'm questioning if its worthwhile to pay twice as much for a refurbished 5DIII and 24-105, when I can "simply" buy a new 7DII and not have to deal with the transition to FF. I tend to shoot slow moving targets more often but still, the 7DII is compelling.
Now you done it! How dare you suggest full frame might not be worth the investment!
Seriously, even though I switched from 7D I to 5DIII about a year ago, I'd have to say you really do need to think long and hard about whether or not it's worth the price of entry to full frame. I would say it depends in part on what lenses you already own because, as you correctly point out, it's not just the cost of the body, it's the cost of the lenses as well.
Clearly the gap is narrowing and while there always will be a gap, it is moving more and more toward the margins.
Now, expect to see an avalanche of posts from full framers telling you how APS-C can never compete with full frame. But, just remember, we have to justify our investment.
Yeah, I'd have to replace my standard zoom and my wide angle zoom. That's almost 4k dollars. I'd probably get 1500 dollars from selling my 11-16, 17-55 and my 7D. I'm just not sure it's worth it, in comparison to what I can get from the 7DII.
In any case, I'm going to wait until the 5DIV is released, before making a decision.