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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 02:43:36 PM »
.Now with a 5D3 I feel like a magician.

I agree with this completely!  I too came from the 7D and, when paired with the 24-70 II, I feel like I'm cheating when I shoot with the 5DIII.  This combo removes any barriers (read excuses) for bad photography.  If you can't take good photos with this, you can't take good photos with anything.

As for the OP's question, I used the 16-35 on my 7D and did quite well with it.  However, the range is very limited...you need to get right in people's faces and that can distort them...not in a good way.  You also won't get the kind of blurred background you might want want to separate your subject.

My typical setup now is a 24-70 on the 5DIII and a 70-200 on the 7D.  That gives me a 40mm "hole" between 70 and (effectively) 110 but it hasn't been a problem.

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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #30 on: January 25, 2013, 02:43:36 PM »

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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #31 on: January 26, 2013, 12:13:51 AM »
I have been shooting with the 7D since late 2010. In October 2012 I bought the 5D MK III.
I will sell my 7D but......buy (if specs are ok for me) the 7D MK II. Why? I need the 8fps and crop 1.6 for sports and BIF. I do not have the budget for long focal length primes. So shooting sports with my 5D MK III and my 70-200 f/2.8 MK II does not give me enough great close-up shots.

But buying a 5D MK III was one of my best purchases. I love this camera for; build quality, quality IQ, ISO, AF and silent shutter

For me (with a relatively tight budget), the combo 7D and 5D MK III is the best
Agreed! +1
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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #32 on: January 26, 2013, 12:51:19 AM »
.Now with a 5D3 I feel like a magician.

I agree with this completely!  I too came from the 7D and, when paired with the 24-70 II, I feel like I'm cheating when I shoot with the 5DIII.  This combo removes any barriers (read excuses) for bad photography.  If you can't take good photos with this, you can't take good photos with anything.

As for the OP's question, I used the 16-35 on my 7D and did quite well with it.  However, the range is very limited...you need to get right in people's faces and that can distort them...not in a good way.  You also won't get the kind of blurred background you might want want to separate your subject.

My typical setup now is a 24-70 on the 5DIII and a 70-200 on the 7D.  That gives me a 40mm "hole" between 70 and (effectively) 110 but it hasn't been a problem.
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As for me, coming from the 300D to the 5D3 it was heaven - once I got the hang of the camera...

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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #33 on: January 26, 2013, 06:40:29 AM »
Just do it! Buy one. Join the club.
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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #34 on: January 26, 2013, 08:27:32 AM »
I have been shooting with the 7D since late 2010. In October 2012 I bought the 5D MK III.
I will sell my 7D but......buy (if specs are ok for me) the 7D MK II. Why? I need the 8fps and crop 1.6 for sports and BIF. I do not have the budget for long focal length primes. So shooting sports with my 5D MK III and my 70-200 f/2.8 MK II does not give me enough great close-up shots.

But buying a 5D MK III was one of my best purchases. I love this camera for; build quality, quality IQ, ISO, AF and silent shutter

For me (with a relatively tight budget), the combo 7D and 5D MK III is the best
Agreed! +1
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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #35 on: January 26, 2013, 10:36:43 PM »
I also moved from the 7d to the 5d mkiii and couldn't be happier.  I kept the 7d at first to have two bodies.  But I found myself always just wanting to shot with the 5d mkiii.  I ended up selling my 7d and bought the 100mm F2.8L Macro. 
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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2013, 01:23:40 PM »
Just do it! Buy one. Join the club.
YA!  it's a cool club!  8)  Thought I may have sold my 7d by now anyway, just can't do it though, still loving it even though it's not getting the use it previously did... Still love it for birding and sports, moreso for sports though.  I still feel the difference between the 8fps and the 6fps of the 5d3 and sometimes that's the difference between getting the "money shot" or getting the shot before or after the money shot! ;)
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Re: 7D to 5D Mk III - Pull the trigger?
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2013, 01:23:40 PM »