« on: March 09, 2012, 04:27:34 PM »
I'm somewhere between advanced prosumer and semi-pro, if you can figure that out! Most of my serious photography is portrait, glamour and boudoir. I currently use a 5D classic and a 7D.
I prefer the images from the 5D when shooting people (when the images are in focus), because the higher res of the 7D makes a lot more work for me in post. I shoot mostly real people, not models, so I don't want every pimple and pore to pop out of the photo at me. Seriously, it is a real problem with the 7D and takes up a lot of time with the spot removal tool, among others.
I also love the ability to create shallow DOF with the 5D - I have several prime lenses that I use when possible.
My only two complaints about the 5D classic are the erratic focus system that lacks microadjust and slow writing-to-the-card.
I skipped the 5D Mark 2 since it did not seem like enough of an improvement, but I am definitely going to pick up a Mark 3 sometime this year.
I'm overjoyed at the new focus system and it might occasionally be fun to have better high-ISO performance. I'm hoping that the increased dynamic range will allow me to make larger exposure adjustments in Lightroom when I screw up and underexpose an otherwise good image.
I am also very pleased to see that Canon did not give us a megapixel monster. I have no use whatsoever for anything more than roughly 15 megapixels. And I do consider myself a pixel peeper!
I'm a motorcyclist as well as a photographer. There are riders who insist that their machine must be a "torque monster" or it just isn't worth owning. I've never been able to understand that, since even a modest motorcycle will give you far more performance than you can use in the real world. I think photography is like that. Hopefully Canon will give the "pixel monster" guys what they want, even if I don't understand their desire. In today's market, there is no need for a one size fits all product line.
Mike in Portland