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canon 7d and 5d m2 for a 5d mk3


1 Sep 2013 1:17PM
Hi I m toying with the idea of selling my 5d mk2 and 7d and buying a mk3 ,the fps are now nearly the same , and the autofocus on the mk3 has been greatly improved , can anyone see a downside ?

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pulsar69 10 1.6k 6 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 1:25PM
Only the obvious you will be left with no backup camera so it depends if you need it ? i would consider selling the 5d2 and keeping the 7d as a backup body for emergencies if you need it should still get 1k for a 5d2 and then maybe just finance the other 1k if you need to ? or get rid of a lens or two ?
Techno 6 1.0k 8 England
1 Sep 2013 2:40PM
Hi Richard, recently bought the 5d3SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile I intend to keep my 7d for backup and some macro work...
1 Sep 2013 2:43PM
You'll lose the longer reach of any telephoto lenses that you use with 7D.

Quote:Hi Richard, recently bought the 5d3SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile I intend to keep my 7d for backup and some macro work...


Have done exactly the same within the last fortnight with no regrets....yet!!! Lou
mikehit Plus
5 7.4k 11 United Kingdom
1 Sep 2013 3:49PM

Quote:You'll lose the longer reach of any telephoto lenses that you use with 7D.


If you google 7d v 5D3 you will find a site where the photographer compares the two and the 'telephoto advantage' of the 7D all but disappeared. But with the 5D3 you also have the superior ISO performance.
XxPaulxX 9 260 England
9 Sep 2013 12:26AM
Where's the best place to buy a 5d mk3 right now?
John_N2008 5 55 United Kingdom
25 Sep 2013 9:20PM
I'm not sure of the second hand price of a 7D, but you could sell both and get the 5D3, but also get a second hand 60D for macro etc.

Paul - Panamoz is cheap if you're okay with imports.
XxPaulxX 9 260 England
27 Sep 2013 6:47PM
Thanks John. Price looks ok, has anyone used them before? Are they a good reliable retailer?
MrDennis 5 249 Wales
27 Dec 2013 1:05AM
flashcamera.co.uk Just bought one 5d3 from Ian Kerr (Kerso) for 1949..No lens. Useing my 70-200 f4 at moment until I can afford a 24-105mm. Nearly Broke. LOL. We must be Fools paying these high prices. Still the above price is better than 2300. Good Luck.
colin beeley Plus
12 1.1k 10 England
27 Dec 2013 9:40AM
should have bought the 6D , would have got the lens as well !
29 Dec 2013 10:29AM

Quote:. We must be Fools paying these high prices. Still the above price is better than 2300. Good Luck.


You're right we must be, I've just done the same Smile
MrDennis 5 249 Wales
31 Dec 2013 5:15PM
Used my 5D3 + 70-200 f4 lens on 28th Dec on Steam Trains and People. Sharp images. Only did one sharpness in PS on one image, not done that before. Always had to sharpen my RAW on 7D. Will be glad when I can afford the 24-105. Keeping my 7D as backup camera and selling my 50D..
5 Jan 2014 9:03PM
Hello Richard yes I can.

You've got a fantastic crop sensor body, and a full frame that is almost as good as it gets. Now you asked a question could anyone see a downside.

Well, I can. You've got the almost best of both crop/FF worlds and I could see nipping between each depending on what I / you was / were going to photograph. So I would say have a think about keeping that 7D, cos I'll wager you'll regret it if you only have the 5D3.

Mozzy

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