« on: August 10, 2014, 06:59:06 AM »
Another 7D to 5DIII convert here. I don't dispute that the 7D could out resolve the 5DIII in certain circumstances. Your second comparison with the moon is more inline with my tests than the first. But as I was evaluating the two bodies, for me, it became more than just about resolving power. The color, transition from the highlights and blacks, noise, etc, were what stood out to me as the primary differences.
The 7D is an amazing camera. I shot with it for years. I would not hesitate to recommend it.
And I make this post knowing this thread is titled "The Reach War," but I was a little surprised that no one else had yet brought up that the differences between the 5DIII and 7D (or 70D) is about more than reach and noise.
That said, I will watch reviews and comments on the 7DII. It would be nice to have the extra reach if everything else is up to speed. The 7DII with a 100-400L would be easier to travel with and cheaper than a 600 II. But, I haven't shot my 7D since the early tests with the 5DIII. Even for birds. I prefer the shots taken from the 5DIII. Sometimes I miss the reach, but, overall, I prefer the images.