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My trusty Canon 1d Mk III, will be five years old this year.
Due to a small unexpected windfall, I am thinking of purchasing the 7D and possibly leaving it in the box for a while, or not as the case may be
There is no way, I can, or want to, afford the cost of the latest generation of the 1d models
Don't know what the life expectancy of the Mk III is?
It would mean reverting back to a 1.6x sensor, instead of the 1.3x, but the resolution is better
Any thoughts welcome, as I am not making an instant decision
Also does CS5 Raw editor support the 7D files?
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I don't know about the rest of your questions, but yes, CS5 raw editor does support the 7D.
Quote: but yes, CS5 raw editor does support the 7D.
Just spent an hour trawling through the 'net and as you posted, found the positive answer
Me? I'd seriously consider the 6D.
Quote: Me? I'd seriously consider the 6D.
Oddly enough, I have two friends who got the 7D and decided, separately, that it was not for them. By co-incidence, both dumped the 7D and opted for the 5D3. Even bigger co-incidence, both have said, within the past few weeks, that they might have gone for the 6D if it had been available when they decided to ditch the 7D.
The 6D is full frame and only 4.5 frames per second
Not an option for me really
Surely it is a 'scapers camera
The 7d is a fine camera if used at a low iso, 400 tops!!
It has an AF that is equal if not better than the 1d IV
If I had the cash to spend then I would get a 5d III which has the higher frame rate and again a superb AF
Dependant on my available cash to spend I would stick with the 1d III and get a 300mm 2.8 L and watch a whole new photographic world appear
Hi Ade, the 7D has its good points ie 8 frames a sec, but the noise factor over 640iso is not good at all. The full frame cameras dont have the noise problem as much. Hope this helps Ade.
Quote: The 7d is a fine camera if used at a low iso, 400 tops!!
Its knocking on a bit now as things go
I agree with the comments on noise levels with 7D, but mainly if you have large areas of uniform colour - in detail areas you can get away with 1-2 stops more ISO (and for best effect noise reduction is best kept to the former - in the latter, the details will help mask the noise without too much compromise on detail).
If you print, the 7D (like most cameras) can have up to a 2-top advantage over on-screen viewing.
But like others, if I could afford it I would get the 5DIII.
I suppose with the 1.6x factor, noise will become an issue with the 7D
The nearest Canon to replace my 1d Mk III, would be the 5D Mk III, accounting for budget
The 1d Mk 111, may have years left in her - who knows
I will sit on my money and come the day, prices will have dropped
Thanks to all, for their input
With the prices of full frame cameras falling, the days of enthusiast level crop dslr`s are numbered.
Quote: With the prices of full frame cameras falling, the days of enthusiast level crop dslr`s are numbered
Agreed, however, with so many lenses out there specifically designed for Dslr's with 1.6/1.3 crop factors, I think it will be a while yet before the format disappears altogether. Just an opinion of course
Are you happy with your current kit and does it deliver what you want. If so, why change it.
Have you seen what Canon have recently said ?
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