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Took the FF Plunge - musings!
« on: May 03, 2013, 06:52:05 PM »
I am a long time watcher on the forum.  Great place to learn.  I have been shooting cropped-frame Canon cameras for 8 years.  Started with a Rebel XT and have worked my way up to a 7D.  I never believed I would be interested in FF cameras since I mainly shoot birds and other wildlife and always wanted the crop.  But when the 5D Mk III came out I will admit I was intrigued.  I then decided to rent a 5D Mk II just to see how bird photos looked (took over 5000 photos in 13 days).  I was amazed at the quality of the photos from the Mk II and to my surprise how many more keepers I had.  The color is beautiful and the detail is amazing compared to the 7D.  Birds in flight captured beautifully from quite a distance.  And not only that the noise was greatly reduced.  I hate to shoot with the 7D above ISO 600 but I could bump the ISO to 1200 and even higher on the 5D and the photos were less noisy than a 7D at 400 (IMHO).  I'm sold and I bought a mk III!  The big brown truck will be here next week.  Can't wait!  BTW, working with a 5D MK II was (overall) really no different than working with the 7D.  That was nice for the learning curve.  I am still keeping the 7D.  It takes great photos too!



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Re: Took the FF Plunge - musings!
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2013, 07:22:47 PM »
Once you get your mkiii you won't be using your 7d much or at all ;)
It is such an amazing camera, congratulations! And you'll love the AF system!
Read up an online manual or something on it whilst you wait..


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Re: Took the FF Plunge - musings!
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2013, 08:04:29 PM »
Congrats  ;D

Do spend some time setting up the 5dIII upon its arrival to settings/controls similar to your 7d - worth the effort.

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Re: Took the FF Plunge - musings!
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2013, 08:26:22 PM »
Congratulations! You will never regret with the 5D3.  ;)
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