Would you still by the 5D Mrk III?

Started Aug 20, 2013 | Discussions thread
JackM Veteran Member • Posts: 8,135
Indeed a tough question

It all depends on a few things. Do you need a camera now? Then 5DIII is an easy recommendation, it is superb.

However, if you can wait and if you shoot a lot of field sports, the reach of a crop camera can save you some money. You get a 320mm FOV from a 70-200 lens, and 480mm from a 300mm lens. Yeah, you can add a 1.4x TC to the 5DIII to get most of that reach back, but then you may as well be shooting with the 7DII anyway.

I bought a 5DIII right when it came out and I love it to death, but it definitely made me start lusting for a 300/2.8IS, which I finally bought (used) this spring. It's a nearly unbeatable combo (only beatable by 1DX) but it is a dearly expensive combo.

Hopefully the 7D2 will get the 70D's sensor as it looks to be a gem, and not so packed with pixels.  It will be a very interesting camera.

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Canon EOS 5DS R Canon EOS 5D Mark IV Canon EF 100mm f/2.0 USM Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L II USM +6 more
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