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please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

 
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Re: please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

The answer is, it depends. Considering that this is your first post and you have not added any additional detail about usage, I would recommend that you don't overspend.

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Re: please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

thanks, i had been using a canon 550d, but i really wanted to get something really that i would stick to. mostly for weddings and studio shots. i have been reading about both products, still i am undecided

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Re: please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

The additional detail helps a great deal. How much do you have invested in the APS-C format 550D? If you go the 5D Mark II route you'll have to replace any EF-S lenes to get a full frame image. But you know this already because you're a wedding and studio photographer.

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Re: please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

5D3 for that kind of work. 7D is more for sports & wildlife shooters.

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Re: please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

thanks alot

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Re: please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

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6D would be a good choice for weddings and studio shooting, too.

 

It has a simpler AF system, more what you are accustomed to with your current camera.

 

5DIII is the "ideal", especially with a much more advanced and sophisticated AF system that's certainly nice, but a bit of overkill for wedding and studio photography.

 

If you would like to keep $1000-1500 in your pocket or have it to put toward a lens upgrade, then you might want to look at the 6D. If you want the best and money is no object, 5DIII.

 

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Re: please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

"If you want the best and money is no object, 5DIII."

 

I second this.  It says it all.   This camera can take you as far as you want to go.

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Re: please which is better to buy, a canon 5D mark III or a 7D?

Thank you I appreciate
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