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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #45 on: August 11, 2013, 02:25:37 PM »
No, I usually don't use a tripod. 95% of the time, I handhold the camera for my shots.

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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #46 on: August 11, 2013, 03:52:08 PM »
No, I usually don't use a tripod. 95% of the time, I handhold the camera for my shots.

 ditto  with the hand holding,  but I still love the collar. 
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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #47 on: August 11, 2013, 05:14:51 PM »
No, I usually don't use a tripod. 95% of the time, I handhold the camera for my shots.
ditto  with the hand holding,  but I still love the collar.

I like that the collar is a good way for me to support the lens...  The focus and zoom rings are swapped compared to other common L-series zooms, and without the collar, my hand reaches for the 70-300L's focus ring almost automatically.  Supporting the lens by the collar foot places my hand so I grab the zoom ring by default.
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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #48 on: August 11, 2013, 05:20:02 PM »
I have both and each has its place.  That said, I use my 5Diii at least 90% of the time.  I love what a crop format can give me when I'm doing nature photography.  However, the 5Diii has certain advantages over the 7D and I find these to be really significant.

1.  Superior autofocus.  I generally use just the center point for nature photography.  The 5Diii acquires the target much faster than the 7D and that's a huge advantage for subjects such as birds in flight.  Its autofocus is also considerably better in low light situations than that of the 7D.

2.  Vastly superior performance at higher ISOs.  I routinely use my 5Diii at ISOs of 800-1600.  I wouldn't dream of doing that with the 7D.  For me, the 7D is a 400 ISO or lower camera.  At ISOs above 400 with the 7D, noise, particularly background noise, is intolerable.

3.  Better dynamic range.  The 5Diii seems to capture a broader range of lighting than does the 7D.  That's subjective, I know, but it just seems to do a better job.  It also does a better job for me if I photograph something against a strongly backlighted background.  With any camera that's often a recipe for an underexposed subject.  With the 5Diii I can pull up far more detail from such underexposures than I ever could with the 7D.

I'll be curious to see whether the 7Dii catches up to the 5Diii in these areas.  A crop format camera that handles low light situations as well as the 5Diii does and that has the 5Diii's autofocusing capabilities would be a nature photographer's dream camera, I think.

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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #49 on: August 11, 2013, 05:21:32 PM »
I like that the collar is a good way for me to support the lens...  The focus and zoom rings are swapped compared to other common L-series zooms, and without the collar, my hand reaches for the 70-300L's focus ring almost automatically.  Supporting the lens by the collar foot places my hand so I grab the zoom ring by default.
btw, what lens plate do you use on the 70-300? I have the P20 but find it is almost longer than necessary. With the 5D it never is front heavy on a tripod, and when handheld the plate is a bit in the way when I grab the zoom ring, so I was considering a P10

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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #50 on: August 11, 2013, 06:26:18 PM »
I like that the collar is a good way for me to support the lens...  The focus and zoom rings are swapped compared to other common L-series zooms, and without the collar, my hand reaches for the 70-300L's focus ring almost automatically.  Supporting the lens by the collar foot places my hand so I grab the zoom ring by default.
btw, what lens plate do you use on the 70-300? I have the P20 but find it is almost longer than necessary. With the 5D it never is front heavy on a tripod, and when handheld the plate is a bit in the way when I grab the zoom ring, so I was considering a P10

I use the RRS L84, but it's only about 0.25" shorter than the P-20.  Great idea to try the P-10 - if you do, please let me know how it turns out!
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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #51 on: August 11, 2013, 08:27:17 PM »
The 7D is an excellent body for the price, but based on limitations you've experienced with your current body, the 5DIII is the clear choice.  The only downside being the and fps slightly slower than the 7d.

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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2013, 09:18:23 PM »
The 7D is an excellent body for the price, but based on limitations you've experienced with your current body, the 5DIII is the clear choice.  The only downside being the and fps slightly slower than the 7d.

I'm guessing you meant to say being the "MONEY". 

I want a Porsche Cayanne... but I guess I have to settle for a Honda Pilot.  But the Cayanne is the perfect car for me, except that I can't afford my house. 
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Re: 7D or 5D III?
« Reply #52 on: August 11, 2013, 09:18:23 PM »