Upload & Sell: Off
Charles Gallo wrote:
A slight variant on the topic
I am the current owner of a 7D+grip (in great condition - not like it needs to be replaced - ony reason I bring that up), but for SOME of the work I'm doing I'd love to be able to 'go wider' than the 16-35 will go (and I won't buy EF-S lenses because I eventually want to go FF), and for other kinds of work (portrait etc), I think going FF would be 'a good thing'
The question is: Keep the 7D, and ADD a 5DII to the stable, or sell the 7D/grip/rrs plates etc, and buy a 5DIII.
Shooting wise, there is some sports (soccer), some wildlife (trying to get more into this, as I enjoy it) and mostly cityscapes/portrait work (it is what is around when you live in NYC)
well for the soccer the 5D3 is def the best since I think the better af is even more important than the better fps of the 7D (also you might easily get 2 useless extra blurred frames a lot of the time anyway for soccer from the 7D, so the fps will only sometimes work out better for some sports, it depends though on the lighting, and for say surfing the 7D AF tends to work out more often than for soccer IMO)
for cityscapes the 5D2/5D3 are close (unless natural light at very high iso when the 5D3 becomes better)
for portraits the 5D3 might be somewhat better since the AF locks on better, much so if you need to use outer points; i think the center points are: 5D3 best then 5D2 then 7D last and outer points: 5D3 best then 7D then 5D2 last
but for wildlife, that you can't get all that close too, the 7D is often best (although maybe 5D3 is a little better under certain super bad conditions)
for wildlife you can get close to 5D3 is best and 5D2 second best (similar image quality other than at very high iso but a bit better af for 5d3)
5D3 has the best video of the three, 7D the worst
5D3 the nicest UI then 7D then 5D2