My dilemma is choosing between a 7d MKII or a 5d MKIII to upgrade from my current T5i. I have upgrade my lenses and am absolutely happy with those so please don't recommend a lens to solve my issues with my photography. Granted I still consider myself a beginner but I have taken courses, read and taken a lot of photos to further my skills. I have two dogs, long haired Shih Tzu, one is a light cream and the other is solid black. I take some portrait and some outside photos of them. Oh, I take photos of other things too but my problem arise when I take my photos of the black dog outside. I am happy with the indoor portraits I take of either dog. I can take a photo of my light colored dog outside, I take photos in the raw format. I use Affinity Photo to PP. Anyway, I can take the photo of this light colored dog outside, bring it up in Affinity Photo and it is so good that I could just just hit develop and nothing else if I wanted to. The black dog, I must do the best I can in the Develop persona, and after getting it my best, develop. Then in the regular photo persona, I have to mask him and tweak him to get him to even show up (the rest of the photo looks great). Or if I set my camera to show him up, the sky is blown out so I have to correct that in PP. I would like to, as best is possible, get better photos of this black dog outside with the camera (using raw) and only have to make minor improvements in post processing. Granted, maybe I just still need to find those magic (correct from experience) camera settings as I have with my light colored dog, but I want to try to do that with the best possible camera that I can. I am well aware that many excellent photos are taken with the T5i by experienced photographers. But again, I want to learn with the best tool that I can. I just can't decide if the 7d MKII is good enough to make a difference or if I should go all the way to the 5d MKIII. The 1d will never be in my budget. Given my desire for improving my outside photos of this black dog, what would be your opinion?