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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 8:01 PM

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 beSmile

There is no way, I can, or want to, afford the cost of the latest generation of the 1d modelsSad

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?

Adrian

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AlanPerkins
31 Jan 2013 - 9:03 PM

I don't know about the rest of your questions, but yes, CS5 raw editor does support the 7D.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
31 Jan 2013 - 9:08 PM


Quote: but yes, CS5 raw editor does support the 7D.

Thanks Alan
Just spent an hour trawling through the 'net and as you posted, found the positive answerWink

Adrian

phred
phred  857 forum posts
1 Feb 2013 - 8:07 PM

Me? I'd seriously consider the 6D.

Fred

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User_Removed
1 Feb 2013 - 8:37 PM


Quote: Me? I'd seriously consider the 6D.

Fred

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.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 8:53 PM

The 6D is full frame and only 4.5 frames per second

Not an option for me reallySad

Surely it is a 'scapers cameraWink

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lawbert
lawbert  71684 forum posts England15 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:19 PM

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 appearWink

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Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 - 9:20 PM

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.

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Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314811 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:21 PM


Quote: The 7d is a fine camera if used at a low iso, 400 tops!!

Its knocking on a bit now as things go Smile

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mikehit
mikehit  46104 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
1 Feb 2013 - 9:58 PM

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.

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85835 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 7:16 PM

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


Adrian

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314811 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 7:34 PM

With the prices of full frame cameras falling, the days of enthusiast level crop dslr`s are numbered.

Ade_Osman
Ade_Osman  114484 forum posts England36 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 7:54 PM


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 Wink

ray1
ray1  10515 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 8:09 PM

Are you happy with your current kit and does it deliver what you want. If so, why change it.

Paul Morgan
Paul Morgan e2 Member 1314811 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
2 Feb 2013 - 8:10 PM

Have you seen what Canon have recently said ? Smile

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