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May 3, 2021 19:41:22   #
ImageCreator Loc: West Coast
 
I have a Canon 5d3 and 7d2. i'm considering another body before mirrorless takes over the universe. I was thinking adding a Canon 5DS R. What are the pros and cons of this decsion?

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May 3, 2021 19:54:19   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA
 
What will the 5DS do that your other two will not?

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May 3, 2021 19:56:34   #
ImageCreator Loc: West Coast
 
Longshadow wrote:
What will the 5DS do that your other two will not?


Not much.

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May 3, 2021 20:05:44   #
Dave327 Loc: Duluth, GA. USA
 
Do you really need or want to work with images that are 50.6 MP ?

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May 3, 2021 20:25:48   #
Paul Diamond Loc: Atlanta, GA, USA
 
If you have a question, rent a camera for a few days and take pics like crazy. See the difference for the kind of pics you take. You should see a difference, if your lenses are up to the higher resolution requirements of a high MP sensor.

You may need to use a higher shutter speed. You may need to use the best f/ stops for your lens of choice. You may find that your zooms or older lenses "don't measure up" to the sensor. Shoot in sunlight for best contrast. Learn how to select the best focus 'zone' for working with your new camera.

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May 3, 2021 20:32:49   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
There are only two things another EOS DSLR will give you over the legendary EOS 5DIII: more pixel resolution and less money. The EOS 5DS models have amazing pixel resolution, but are slightly less capable in ISO performance. The EOS 5DIV is everything the 5DIII model is, packing the punch of a 30MP sensor. You'd be justified in consolidating onto a single EOS 5DIV, dropping / selling both the 5DIII and 7DII. If you can't make that rational move, just adding another EOS DLSR body, from the 1DXIII on down, won't make a tangible difference.

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May 3, 2021 22:53:56   #
ImageCreator Loc: West Coast
 
Paul Diamond wrote:
If you have a question, rent a camera for a few days and take pics like crazy. See the difference for the kind of pics you take. You should see a difference, if your lenses are up to the higher resolution requirements of a high MP sensor.

You may need to use a higher shutter speed. You may need to use the best f/ stops for your lens of choice. You may find that your zooms or older lenses "don't measure up" to the sensor. Shoot in sunlight for best contrast. Learn how to select the best focus 'zone' for working with your new camera.
If you have a question, rent a camera for a few da... (show quote)


All my lenses are Canon L's.

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May 3, 2021 22:55:11   #
ImageCreator Loc: West Coast
 
Dave327 wrote:
Do you really need or want to work with images that are 50.6 MP ?


I want to do extreme cropping on my wildlife images.

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May 3, 2021 22:59:44   #
ImageCreator Loc: West Coast
 
CHG_CANON wrote:
There are only two things another EOS DSLR will give you over the legendary EOS 5DIII: more pixel resolution and less money. The EOS 5DS models have amazing pixel resolution, but are slightly less capable in ISO performance. The EOS 5DIV is everything the 5DIII model is, packing the punch of a 30MP sensor. You'd be justified in consolidating onto a single EOS 5DIV, dropping / selling both the 5DIII and 7DII. If you can't make that rational move, just adding another EOS DLSR body, from the 1DXIII on down, won't make a tangible difference.
There are only two things another EOS DSLR will gi... (show quote)


Thank you. I'm not selling my current bodies, but it makes sense to pay more for the 5D4.

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May 4, 2021 01:21:33   #
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ImageCreator wrote:
I have a Canon 5d3 and 7d2. i'm considering another body before mirrorless takes over the universe. I was thinking adding a Canon 5DS R. What are the pros and cons of this decsion?


I make limited use of an SR, but I had anticipated that when I bought it.

The lack of high ISO and the large file sizes really set it apart from my other, more flexible, general use bodies.

To partially compensate for its low ISO I’ve equipped it with a quartet of OIS primes from 24 to 150.

Something I especially like about is its unusual mirror mechanism that quite noticeably reduces noise and shock as compared to my 5DII and 6D.

Its other rather specialized function is pretending to be a view camera. With plenty of pixels, plus 24 and 90 T/S lenses, it does that well enough.

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May 4, 2021 01:50:41   #
User ID
 
ImageCreator wrote:
I want to do extreme cropping on my wildlife images.
Thaz the exactly what the original owner of my SR used it for, including bifs.

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May 4, 2021 09:04:05   #
tcthome Loc: Keansburg , NJ
 
User ID wrote:
Thaz the exactly what the original owner of my SR used it for, including bifs.


Yup, more pixels will help with that!

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May 4, 2021 09:50:19   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
ImageCreator wrote:
I have a Canon 5d3 and 7d2. i'm considering another body before mirrorless takes over the universe. I was thinking adding a Canon 5DS R. What are the pros and cons of this decsion?


I'll repeat the advice I always give. Read all the reviews and comparisons you can find. There are three good cameras involved, so see what each one has to offer in comparison with the others. If spending the money will get you something worthwhile (I won't say "what you need" ), go for it. Otherwise, find another way to spend the money.

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May 4, 2021 12:00:19   #
Architect1776 Loc: In my mind
 
ImageCreator wrote:
I have a Canon 5d3 and 7d2. i'm considering another body before mirrorless takes over the universe. I was thinking adding a Canon 5DS R. What are the pros and cons of this decsion?


5DSR is reduced and a great price for a 50mp camera.
Only con is if you were going mirrorless it would be better to go now.
But if staying DSLR I can think of nothing wrong or any con.
Go for it, a great high resolution camera allows much more cropping if needed.
HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!

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May 4, 2021 13:05:55   #
amfoto1 Loc: San Jose, Calif. USA
 
Longshadow wrote:
What will the 5DS do that your other two will not?


5DS-R is 50MP and has anti-alias filter cancelled... BIG files with gobs of fine detail! It's also cheap right now. Original price was around $3600 or so, now it's often available for around $1500. It would be a great camera for landscape photography. For fashion photography, architecture and some other things, the 5DS (with AA filter) might be a better choice, less risk of moiré. The 5DS-R and 5DS also are not speed demons... about 5 ore 6 frames per sec, I think (but with those big files I'd probably avoid bursts and only do single shots most of the time). It's also not a high ISO camera... the native range is 100-6400 and it's expandable to 50 and 12800, if I recall correctly.

But it is a very high resolution camera. The original poster's other cameras are considerably lower resolution (Full frame 5DIII: 22MP. APS-C crop 7DII: 20MP.)

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