Paulstw Posted November 20, 2013 Share Posted November 20, 2013 A topic came up the other day on a canon forum about someone wanting advice on whether to swap his 7D for a 1D mark3. I read the thread which ended up turning into an argument about camera bodies, gear heads and defensive motives that didn't really clear anything up. I started to investigate why they would want to. The reality of it started to appeal to me a lot. Rather than write a lot of text I'll summarise my reasons for switch from the 7D and wonder if anyone uses a 1D3 or 7D and ever wondered too. These issues are based on my own experience, and are often backed up by other owners to a certain extent. I use UDMA7 CF cards 400x speed for reference. 7DCrop sensor 1.6 (Image quality concern in fine detail).18mp density on small sensor causing noisy images.Inconsistent AF tracking on moving subjects. AA filter causing image softness A lot of work needed for post processing to get the best 1D mkIII Crop sensor 1.3 (increase IQ marginally bigger sensor)10mp density means less noisy imagesDual card slotsBetter weather sealingfaster frame rate (10fps)More reliable AF tracking (based on user comments) Aside from Alamy, I really love urban wildlife exploration. I'm usually in undergrowth, trees or hiding in the rain with my 7D and 70-200 2.8 several feet from my subject. I love the hunt as a part of the photographic experience. Plan to get a photohide too after Christmas to get ready for better bird pictures next year. All the things I've heard about the 1D3 performance is promising, however, there's sometimes just a couple of people who say it's not worth trading to. Any experiences? Thanks, Paul Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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