Canon Community Canon Community
 


Reply
Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,735
Registered: ‎02-28-2013

Re: Canon 7d mark ii Vs 5d mark iii purchase


@RobertTheFat wrote:

 

 

@Skirball wrote:


I think the new 16- 35 f/4 can match (and beat) anything the 10-18 or 10-22 can do. Except IS I guess. Having more options for lenses isn’t the same has having more lenses you need.


 

The 16-35 f/4 has IS. And contrary to some pre-launch reports, it does have a switch to turn the IS on and off.


Even better.  I really need to get around to selling my 17-40 and upgrade.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,861
Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: Canon 7d mark ii Vs 5d mark iii purchase

The indoor sports need shouts "full frame"! The low light makes you stretch the high ISO beyond what you would probably like to see in image quality, unless you will be viewing at small sizes.

Your lens collection is all full frame compatible, which is almost unheard of for a crop shooter. Another plus for full frame. Most people thinking of going from crop to full frame have a lot of EF-s glass on their hands.

Your lack of any glass that would be even slightly "wide" on a crop camera adds to the logic in going full frame, since you want to do some landscape, and your 24-105 will actually be 24 at the wide end on a full frame, whereas it is nearly 40mm on a crop.

I would ask how serious you are about the indoor sports, because fast movement in low light is what is expensive. Perhaps the way to economize (if doing so is desirable) is to go full frame, but go with a 6d. The AF is not terribly complex but it can work if you don't need a 95% keeper rate. Use the $1,000 you save for glass.

Or just go with the 5d3.

I just don't hear you saying that you'll be doing a whole lot of OUTDOOR SPORTS, which would be the bread and butter of a crop camera like a 7d or 7d2. Other than AF speed, your T5i would be just about as good at indoor sports, as I don't think the low light performance will be improved more than perhaps a fraction of one stop?
Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

Why do so many people say "FER-tographer"? Do they take "fertographs"?
Valued Contributor
Posts: 425
Registered: ‎01-19-2014

Re: Canon 7d mark ii Vs 5d mark iii purchase

[ Edited ]

Too much discussion of bodies and not enough attention to lenses for this thread. Considering a "starting from scratch" scenario here, I'd suggest that the OP consider the lens situation. The 24-105mm f/4L is a nice lens, not great, but very nice and affordable. Paired to a 5DMkiii, it is under-classed. But a 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM is a spectacular lens. It's the choice of the OP, of course, but were it mine, I'd buy the glass now and let it assist the collection and organization of light because in the end, that's all that matters.

 

Camera bodies come and go but good glass lasts.

 

Full disclosure: I own a 24-105 f/4L and lust after the 24-70 f/2.8L II USM.

Respected Contributor
Posts: 1,861
Registered: ‎12-02-2012

Re: Canon 7d mark ii Vs 5d mark iii purchase

Me too.
Scott

Canon 5d mk 4, Canon 6D, EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS mk2; EF 16-35 f/2.8 L mk. III; Sigma 35mm f/1.4 "Art" EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro; EF 85mm f/1.8; EF 1.4x extender mk. 3; EF 24-105 f/4 L; EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS; 3x Phottix Mitros+ speedlites

Why do so many people say "FER-tographer"? Do they take "fertographs"?
powered by Lithium

LIKE US on Facebook FOLLOW US on Twitter WATCH US on YouTube CONNECT WITH US on Linkedin WATCH US on Vimeo FOLLOW US on Instagram SHOP CANON at the Canon Online Store
© Canon U.S.A., Inc.   |    Terms of Use   |    Privacy Statement