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Old Mar 2, 2015, 4:26 PM   #1
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Default 5d mark iii or 7d mark ii ?

Looking to replace my 6d for something with much better AF.
Hesitating between 5d mark iii and the new 7d mark ii ,
The 5d would cost me a further 700 but I think its the best choice.
I'm not convinced by the 7d's high iso.. I've got a Canon 70-300 L and I'll have to push the iso to compensate for a not so bright lens.
My other lens being the Canon 24-70mm f/4 , it will surely perform better for range and compensate again for f/4 stop.
I could still buy the 7d mark ii and try out its iso performance and sell it if its not good enough.
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I shoot portrait, landscape, street photography, sports like motobikes, cycling..
What do you think ?
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Old Mar 3, 2015, 6:39 AM   #2
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I'm confused. In your last thread about buying a new DSLR you said you bought the 5dIII and it was fabulous. What happened to the 5dIII you already owned?
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It had a viewfinder problem...dust particles behind the prism therefore impossible to clean without sending it to canon , so i sent it back and got refunded....
Didn't have the chance to test it but i loved its ergonomics...AF seemed to be stellar.
Meanwhile the 7d mark ii is out , so now i have a choice
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Old Mar 3, 2015, 12:16 PM   #4
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5d MKiii is an old long in the tooth body with an old obsolete digic 5+ processor.

Going by previous update cycles I would be guessing the 5d-mkiii is due for a replacement soon.

5d series announce dates:
5D - August 2005
5D ii - September 2008
5D iii - March 2012

5Ds/5Dsr - Jan 2015, 50.6mp bodies not supposed to replace the base 5d series.

7d-mkii and the new 5ds/r bodies all have dual digic 6 processors.

Myself if I wanted a full frame body and could wait, I'd hold out a while for a 5d-mk iv to be released instead of going with 3+ year old technology.
Also if the 5d-mkiii is acceptable to you, the price should drop nicely when the next generation comes out.
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The 5D Mk III is a 'Full Frame' body while the 7D Mk II is an APS-C body.

The 5DIII has about a stop less noise and about a stop greater dynamic range.

The 7DII can shoot at uip to 10 fps, while the 5DIII is limited to 6.

The 7DII can AF during video while the 5DIII can't.

The 7DII has a better AF system.

They are both excellent cameras, but the 5DIII costs over $1,000 more.

What do you want to shoot?
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Where is the 6D letting you down specifically? I know you mention AF, but what problems are you getting?

Depending on needs, I would be looking at new glass over what you already have, that will probably give you greater rewards.
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