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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2012, 11:33:12 AM »
Yes, but I still keep my 7D for reach and FPS, otherwise its gathering more dust than my MK3.

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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #16 on: September 10, 2012, 11:46:22 AM »
I have had a 7D for over two years, and bought a 5DIII in June (kept the 7D).  I still like my 7D, but I'm very happy with my decision to get the 5DIII.  Big advantage in low light / high ISO performance. 

The biggest disadvantage was that I had to buy a new lens, because my 10-22 didn't work with the ff.  (That's kind of a joke, I knew the 10-22 was EF-S of course and so it wouldn't work on the 5DIII...)  Of course, I was planning to buy a UWA anyway--just decided I needed it sooner rather than later, because the wide end of my 24-70mm wasn't close to wide enough.

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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #17 on: September 10, 2012, 11:47:40 AM »
I just sold my 7D and 10-22 to fund a 5D3. I'll miss the 16-35 perspective as my 24 will be the widest I'll have but I'm sure IQ/ISO and low light usage will be a great trade off. I no longer need the reach and fps of a crop 7D as my niches have changed from sports to outdoor portraiture and fine art. No, the sale didn't cover the full price! lol. Next week will be fun! I can't wait to take advantage of my 24-70 on a FF.

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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #18 on: September 10, 2012, 12:50:58 PM »
I upgraded about  five months ago from a 7D to 5DIII. I hardly ever use my 7D anymore. I miss the crop factor on my 100-400mm when doing birding but that is it. In every other possible use I have for it, the 5DIII is so much better. Contemplating selling my 7D or giving too one of my kids. I would love to have the present 7D with just better high ISO performance as for me that is its greatest weakness.
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #19 on: September 10, 2012, 12:56:32 PM »
I'd say keep your 7D and buy a 5D MK II.  Then when you are focal length limited, the 7D will shine.

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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #20 on: September 10, 2012, 01:06:05 PM »
Yes, but I still keep my 7D for reach and FPS, otherwise its gathering more dust than my MK3.

agree completely... Still have my 7d and is still a beloved camera, but unless i have a need for speed, the 5d3 it is...  I got an airshow this week and i'm really fighting trying to not bring the 5d3 over the 7d...  I would be interesting to compare keeper rates in that condition side by side tho... 
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2012, 01:52:24 PM »
Funny how similar we are sometimes.  I also sold my 7D (still working on selling my 10-22) to help fund a 5DIII.  I had a very early 7D, and was always disappointing in low light perf.  I'd almost never go above 1600, 3200 only in emergency.  The 5DIII has preposterously better IQ.   It is so much better it feels like I'm cheating.  Now when people complement my pictures by saying "you must have a great camera", I might not get mad, I might agree!

Yep, I lose a little reach.  Fine-I'll crop or rent a lens when I need more than my 70-200mm f4L provides. 

Besides IQ and AF, I like this about the 5D.
For me, handling and "feel" are very, very similar to 7D.
Menus are easier to get around. 
DOF preview button is better now, although I've accidentally bumped it a few times,

Don't like as much:
Moved playback zoom button.  Still keep messing that up...
Mode dial lock.  Blech. The very few times I ever accidentally moved it, I just move it back.  Over all much less effort then having to press the lock release button to turn it, esp if I am also holding a remote shutter release, my hat, glasses, lens cap, etc...
These are just niggles.  Otherwise, this things is a monster.
So yes.  WORTH IT.
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #21 on: September 10, 2012, 01:52:24 PM »

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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #22 on: September 10, 2012, 01:54:54 PM »
Funny how similar we are sometimes.  I also sold my 7D (still working on selling my 10-22) to help fund a 5DIII.  I had a very early 7D, and was always disappointing in low light perf.  I'd almost never go above 1600, 3200 only in emergency.  The 5DIII has preposterously better IQ.   It is so much better it feels like I'm cheating.  Now when people complement my pictures by saying "you must have a great camera", I might not get mad, I might agree!

Yep, I lose a little reach.  Fine-I'll crop or rent a lens when I need more than my 70-200mm f4L provides. 

Besides IQ and AF, I like this about the 5D.
For me, handling and "feel" are very, very similar to 7D.
Menus are easier to get around. 
DOF preview button is better now, although I've accidentally bumped it a few times,

Don't like as much:
Moved playback zoom button.  Still keep messing that up...
Mode dial lock.  Blech. The very few times I ever accidentally moved it, I just move it back.  Over all much less effort then having to press the lock release button to turn it, esp if I am also holding a remote shutter release, my hat, glasses, lens cap, etc...
These are just niggles.  Otherwise, this things is a monster.
So yes.  WORTH IT.

That zoom feature drives me nuts! And I can't use the set button to zoom because I use it as my ISO button. (A great feature in my D30 as well.)

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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2012, 02:00:09 PM »
Funny how similar we are sometimes.  I also sold my 7D (still working on selling my 10-22) to help fund a 5DIII.  I had a very early 7D, and was always disappointing in low light perf.  I'd almost never go above 1600, 3200 only in emergency.  The 5DIII has preposterously better IQ.   It is so much better it feels like I'm cheating.  Now when people complement my pictures by saying "you must have a great camera", I might not get mad, I might agree!

Yep, I lose a little reach.  Fine-I'll crop or rent a lens when I need more than my 70-200mm f4L provides. 

Besides IQ and AF, I like this about the 5D.
For me, handling and "feel" are very, very similar to 7D.
Menus are easier to get around. 
DOF preview button is better now, although I've accidentally bumped it a few times,

Don't like as much:
Moved playback zoom button.  Still keep messing that up...
Mode dial lock.  Blech. The very few times I ever accidentally moved it, I just move it back.  Over all much less effort then having to press the lock release button to turn it, esp if I am also holding a remote shutter release, my hat, glasses, lens cap, etc...
These are just niggles.  Otherwise, this things is a monster.
So yes.  WORTH IT.

Zoom bugged me at first, but now it's so second nature (especially since i reprogrammed it to the set button), that it kills me when I pick up my assistants 5d2 or 7d and the buttons dont work haha....  Mode dial for me was a HUGE problem and I'm so thankful for it... once not catching it almost ruined an entire photoshoot trying to figure out why my shots were screwing up.  But I concur, IQ and such it's such a better camera, although I do miss the reach from time to time.. 
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2012, 02:28:13 PM »
In the same boat here... Shooting with 7D for a little over two years now... Love it, but always wanted a FF.  Didn't like the 5D2 because of the AF.  Planning to buy it at the end of the year during the holiday sale (crossing fingers).  Might keep the 7D as a backup camera.  The only EFS lens I have is the Canon 10-22.  Biggest complaint from the wife... why would you buy such an expensive camera when you are not a PRO?
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #25 on: September 10, 2012, 03:07:41 PM »
In the same boat here... Shooting with 7D for a little over two years now... Love it, but always wanted a FF.  Didn't like the 5D2 because of the AF.  Planning to buy it at the end of the year during the holiday sale (crossing fingers).  Might keep the 7D as a backup camera.  The only EFS lens I have is the Canon 10-22.  Biggest complaint from the wife... why would you buy such an expensive camera when you are not a PRO?

lol.  Same here.  Or my personal favorite, "How can you spend that much money on a HOBBY?"  But she eventually caved and bought it for me as a present.  Solid woman, my wife.  :-)
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #26 on: September 10, 2012, 03:30:02 PM »
In the same boat here... Shooting with 7D for a little over two years now... Love it, but always wanted a FF.  Didn't like the 5D2 because of the AF.  Planning to buy it at the end of the year during the holiday sale (crossing fingers).  Might keep the 7D as a backup camera.  The only EFS lens I have is the Canon 10-22.  Biggest complaint from the wife... why would you buy such an expensive camera when you are not a PRO?

lol.  Same here.  Or my personal favorite, "How can you spend that much money on a HOBBY?"  But she eventually caved and bought it for me as a present.  Solid woman, my wife.  :-)

ah hell I shoot professionally and my wife still gave me crap...  but she cant argue with the results -)
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #27 on: September 10, 2012, 03:41:46 PM »
7D to 5DIII upgrade is totally worth it.  Buy 2 if you can!  :-)
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #28 on: September 10, 2012, 06:18:05 PM »
For your quoted uses, it would be a no brainer as far as I'm concerned. I always used my 5D MkII for macro (where some might find the effective increase in magnification from the crop factor), as the images were much cleaner and detail much sharper. That hasn't changed since upgrading the MkII to the MkIII, the other reasons are neither here nor there, it's down to lens choice, but again, the image quality is much better and I have got some nice portraits in the last few weeks, even though it isn't something I would normally do. The only reason I have kept the 7D, is for the extra reach when shooting wildlife and also for the odd occasion where I need the higher frame rate, plus a second body is always handy.
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Re: 7D to 5D III upgrade..worth it?
« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2012, 07:08:22 PM »
First post here. After getting the 5DMk3 I hardly ever use the 7D anymore, but I still like the play around with the latter. My decision to purchase the 5Dmk3 was kind of like I "can't hold on much longer". I'm a few thousand dollars poorer but I can say I'm very pleased with the 5DMk3 that I got the 16-35mm f/2.8 II just a month later (another thousand dollars or so poorer). The move from crop to full frame is so liberating, especially with the Mk3. I have not regretted the decision and I'm loving the Mk3 more and more, so I say it's worth it.

Additional info: I purchased the 5Dmk2 months before and returned it, and I'm glad I did. Even though the IQ is really great on the Mk2, coming from a 7D the Mk2 felt lacking on the AF and FPS, plus the controls. I got spoiled with the 7D, so the Mk3 is the way to go forward.

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« Reply #29 on: September 10, 2012, 07:08:22 PM »