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Jerry I don't fully understand you're handycap but I think I've read enough to know weight or controlling a weight load is an issue and if that's right I wouldn't hesitate to recommend the 7D as a crop body (from 3 years of use) or a 5D3 from everything I've read as better alternatives but with a price either in $ or across the board features vs an older 1 series body. I'd have a 5D3 if I thought it would get me more keepers but to date my equipment is superior to my skill set & another vacation outranks...Show more →
Larry, your 7D suggestion has been a thought, a serious possibility, one I'm pondering as an upgrade to my 40D; which is still going strong. I've picked up a 2nd crop body; a 50D, and am getting use to the larger files and increased noise. I probably should have picked up a 5Dc instead but I'm hooked on live view...
As for my disability, it can be tough to describe as many a physical therapist classifies my physical abilities as a lower C7 break, but other issues are in-fact typical C5 level. I have a high level spinal cord injury and am pretty much paralyzed from the neck/shoulders down, the paralysis is permanent, at least for 34yrs so far
I've some upper body abilities, minor back/chest, pretty strong shoulders/biceps and partial use of my arms, with no grip, use of my fingers; except as wedges. So while I can lift a good bit; had a 1VHS and 400mm with 2x TC, overall weight is an issue. I'm not really able to grip/hold anything solidly, so I kind of cradle body and lens in my hands, use a wired remote switch between my teeth to fire the shutter; it's not pretty but I wasn't/aren't anyway...I'm a caveman ex surfer rollin with powerwheels under me and Canon in hand
I'm still debating my move to FF, stills are my main focus but video is of great interest as I'm thinking of making some instructional tutorials for the disabled community. The 5D3 is looking like my best solution, it will meet several needs/wants. Video is important and even tho there is a 3rd party filter for the 6D's moire issues, it's over $400 and adding that to the body only cost, well a 5D3 refurb via CLP will be near the same out-of-pocket cost. I'm still struggling with my choice, have lots of time to decide. Gps/wifi are attractive but so is the newer 61pt AF; the new firmware makes the 5D3 even more likable/wanted, AF at f8 is a biggie...time will tell.
I'm in no hurry...as for skills, my 40D and L glass still have the edge and are much sharper then I...still learning as it should be even after 40yrs of shooting...
Just need to get rollin and out shootin...we'll see what happens if/when the 7D2 arrives
Thanks for your thoughts!