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Oct 04, 2017 14:40 |  #1

I know this has been discussed some here already and I have read some of the discussion but wanting opinions. I currently shoot with a 7D Mark2 and wanting a full frame camera. I have enough saved for the 5D Mark4 but wondering about holding off until I can get the 1DX Mark2. I shoot a lot of sports and some portraits/events. I was wanting a full frame for mainly portraits and would still use my 7D for some sports for extra reach the crop body gives.

How do they compare in low light situations?

What about the lack of wifi on the 1DX Mark2? Do you use wifi much and how do you use it?

What about the limited touch screen on the 1Dx compared with the more functions of the touch screen on the 5D?

Do you own/shoot both? What's your opinions/pros/cons of each?

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Oct 04, 2017 20:39 |  #2

I have both. I hardly use my 7D2 now. I just seem to like the 5D4 IQ better. As for reach I never used my 1.4 III with my 100-400 II with the 7D2 because of limited AF options but it lives on that lens now. You will notice the format change.

You might find 7FPS limiting for sports but I sure have less files to cull.

I never use wifi with my 5D4. If I shot Jpeg I might.

It is good portrait camera. 30 megapixels is a noticeable increase. I can crop the heck out of my wildlife shots shots. Far more than my 7D2.

I have shot 32,000 ISO comfortably. I'm away from main comp. I'll post some shots in a bit.

I really like the touchscreen. I never thought about it when buying but when I do grab my 7D2 I keep tapping on it. :-)

If it had 10 or even 9 FPS I would call it a perfect all around camera. Maybe that is why Canon only put in 7 ;-)a


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Oct 04, 2017 22:25 |  #3

ISO 32,000 indoor dog show and heavy crop. Bird is a heavy crop

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Oct 04, 2017 22:27 |  #4

One of the first days. ISO 32,000

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Oct 04, 2017 22:32 |  #5

Bird from the left hand bottom corner cropped.

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Oct 04, 2017 23:42 |  #6

Here is a fast diving bird and the 5D4 tracked it easily.

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Oct 05, 2017 17:04 |  #7

I have both, moved up from the 5D3 and 7DII. 3->4 is a nice upgrade. Just a touch better at pretty much everything. I use the wireless for interior photography, makes my CamRanger redundant, unfortunately.

The 1DXII is better at tracking in live view and really fast in focusing and preliminary acquisition. If you don't need the 14fps and video options, the 5D4 would be perfect for your needs. I was surprised at how nice portraits were from the 1DXII.

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Oct 05, 2017 17:40 |  #8

I think the 1DX II FPS is 16.


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Oct 05, 2017 17:46 |  #9

digital paradise wrote in post #18466789 (external link)
I think the 1DX II FPS is 16.

14fps with af normal shooting, 16fps in liveview with no af between shots.


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Oct 05, 2017 17:59 |  #10

rejay14 wrote in post #18466768 (external link)
I hope that I've muddied the waters sufficiently :lol:

Perfectly! LOL


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Oct 05, 2017 23:51 |  #11

From today. I was trying to hit it as it was going in and out of this tree and then it took off. I focused on it and then it dropped. Not really usable and we never crop this much but shows the crop this cam can do.

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Oct 06, 2017 23:08 |  #12

Canon has always seemed to have marketed the 5D series for events photography (higher MP then the 1D series...was comparable to the 1DS), and then the 1DX is more for action (offering higher continuous bursts for lower MP FF). If high frame rate is not a factor for you, then the 5D series is very good. Its AF tracking is pretty spot on (maybe not quite as fast, but still pretty comparable to the 7D2). I'd say apart from continuous shooting, the 1DX2's other strength has to do with video. It records APS-H DCI 4K resolution.


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Oct 07, 2017 10:40 |  #13

I only notice a bit of an AF slow down when the TC is attached.


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Oct 20, 2017 02:39 |  #14

davesrose wrote in post #18467601 (external link)
Its AF tracking is pretty spot on (maybe not quite as fast, but still pretty comparable to the 7D2).

Pretty sure 5D4 has superior AF compared to 7D2. 5D4 has AF based on 1DX2, while 7D2 supposedly has that of a 1DX, although owning both (1DX and 7D2), 1DX is far more reliable and accurate.


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Nov 11, 2017 19:34 |  #15

I think I'm leaning more towards the 1DX Mark 2. One thing I'm seeing on some reviews is the sound of the shutter on the 1DX Mark 2 compared to the 5D Mark4. Other than Sports and portraits I do shoot the occasional wedding and some events at church. Anyone use the 1DX Mark2 for weddings and events?


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