Probably it's my age - but have always bought cameras of the same make simply because it felt right for my grip. Find better grip makes one feel more confident re those slower shutter speeds without a tripod and will no longer 'upgrade' beyond my 7D (original) & 5D mark 3. Years back neither Nikon nor Canon changed that much and one always seemed to cope.
If I got lost I asked someone where I was without resorting to GPS and slower download simply meant I had time for a cuppa & a meal before rushing to the next job & not having a mobile meant I couldn't be found if I didn't want to be - but as I say perhaps it's my age!
The 7D suits for wildlife/sports & the 5D mark 3 for just about everything else.
Seriously doubt I will ever upgrade as newer means smaller bodies and a lot of head scratching over smaller dials that I'm just too short sighted to see.
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The world is a worse place for her death as it is for the other 28 deaths in Afghanistan (channel 4 News) on the same day.
No argument there papa natas - but didn't she take photographs to highlight the point that the highest number of war casualties are civilians and indeed gave her life in attempting to do so?
The press coverage is probably down to that fact that she was a well respected member of the media profession rather than what god or religion (if any) she adhered to - apologies for the delay in answering -
I'm a wheelchair user and have gone for the 7D because of the increase in range when using a shorter lens over full frame which means though I often cannot get close I often achieve a useable image.
Live on the coast so to avoid problems re dust on the sensor from the beach I purchased a second one a few months back which says, I think, just how pleased I am with the product. Re low iso and noise, possibly because of high light levels from sea reflection and living in a flat open area I personally find no problems but using 2.8 lenses helps. Not professional but have had people use my stuff on their websites - so for my needs the 7D works well - Oh, and if like me you have poor dexterity you'll find the raised buttons really helpful even when wearing gloves.
One thing about being disabled and in an electric wheelchair means you can attach bags side back and carry whatever you want but not always wherever you want to go as "everywhere" is yet to be made accessible - but Hey, swings & roundabouts.
Tough Lady with a laugh and a smile that won many friends. skilled in not just one type of photographic work but also a great sports photographer and regular news.