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tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 8:01PM
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 9 484 England
31 Jan 2013 9:03PM
I don't know about the rest of your questions, but yes, CS5 raw editor does support the 7D.
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
31 Jan 2013 9:08PM

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 8 71
1 Feb 2013 8:07PM
Me? I'd seriously consider the 6D.

Fred
User_Removed 5 4.6k 1 Scotland
1 Feb 2013 8:37PM

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.
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 8:53PM
The 6D is full frame and only 4.5 frames per second

Not an option for me reallySad

Surely it is a 'scapers cameraWink
lawbert 7 1.8k 15 England
1 Feb 2013 9:19PM
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
1 Feb 2013 9:20PM
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.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
1 Feb 2013 9:21PM

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
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
1 Feb 2013 9:58PM
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.
tomcat e2
9 6.2k 15 United Kingdom
2 Feb 2013 7:16PM
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 e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 Feb 2013 7:34PM
With the prices of full frame cameras falling, the days of enthusiast level crop dslr`s are numbered.
Ade_Osman e2
11 4.5k 36 England
2 Feb 2013 7:54PM

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 10 541 1 England
2 Feb 2013 8:09PM
Are you happy with your current kit and does it deliver what you want. If so, why change it.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
2 Feb 2013 8:10PM
Have you seen what Canon have recently said ? Smile

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