5D2 + 7D instead of 5D3 ?

Started Dec 4, 2012 | Discussions thread
Alton (TN) Senior Member • Posts: 1,092

I have the 5D II and 7D combo and also the 5D III. The combo of the 5DII and 7D does cover just about everything, but since I've had the 5D III I never think about using the 5D II, especially if I'm using AI servo.

I like the reach and performance of the 7D for wildlife, but I like the AF of the 5D III better when shooting wildlife. Not so much with the 5DII though. The AF of the 7D is much better than that of the 5D II. For just about everything other than wildlife (birding mostly) I prefer FF. For FF I feel the 5DIII has a slightly more pleasing IQ than the 5DII, but on just about everything else it simply outperforms the 5DII by a wide margin in my opinion.

So to answer your question, the 5DII & 7D combo will work. But don't get a 5D III in your hands or it will ruin the 5DII part for you.


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