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1D IV or 5D II and 7D

 
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Jul 24, 2010 20:21 |  #1

I finally am getting a chance to replace my 5D camera that went swimming in Alaska a couple years ago. :cry: I've been shooting my 20D all along, but am ready to put a new camera or two in my bag. My wife is interested in shooting with more than the powershot Elph I bought her a couple years ago. Since I shoot mostly for fun, I shoot landscapes and travel photos, portraits and have been the photog at few events, Christmas parties, a couple weddings, etc... but also get called to be the GWC at church events. Recently I had a chance to shoot low light (no flash) at a concert. Wow! Whole new area and I really had fun.:D But my 20D was really too slow. nuff said here, my wife still needs to be convinced, I'm almost there....Yes, I need to look at my lenses, but really want a camera to keep up with me no matter what. So if I budget roughly the money for a 1D Mark 4, (that would be alot of fun!) would I be better off to buy the 1D4 or get a FF (love that aspect of it) and pick up the 7D as a backup and low light camera. This would give everyone in my household a chance to shoot. (I have a 9 yeqr old son who could learn on the 20D, the wife could use the 7D for macro (flowers and bugs) and I could use the 5D2 for all (my) the fun stuff and when I need low light or fast action, use the 7D. Or I could give her the 20D, she can share with my boy, and I could carry the 1D4.

What do you think? Any advantages or disadvantages I should consider in my purchase? Maybe ther is something out there I maybe haven't thought of.

I'm pretty well settled on needing a new body, I'm okay with my current lens (I will add to them over the next few purchases, so let's not go there.);)

Thanks in advance!
John


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Jul 24, 2010 23:32 |  #2

I use all three bodies. If forced to choose either the 1D4 only or the 5D2 + 7D, I'd go for the latter. This is mainly because one can serve as a backup body (nice that they share the same battery), plus a wider range of capabilities (scenics, low light, action, long shots, etc.).


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Jul 25, 2010 01:33 |  #3

No use having the 1D4 when the only lens you have is a 24-105. Sounds like what you want is either the 5Dc back again, or a 5D2 since you said low light. Forget the 7D and just get your wife and kid to use the 20D. Tell them if they're good, they can use your 5D2 ^^

The cost of a 7D can get you a nice 70-200 2.8L IS mk1 or a couple of primes like the 50 1.4 + 85 1.8 + 135L.

I use a 1D2n and 5D with 17-40L, 50 1.4 (upping to 85 1.8 in a week) and 70-200 2.8L IS mk1 and I can shoot practically anything that comes my way that's in the genres you mentioned.


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Jul 25, 2010 03:01 as a reply to  @ Headshotzx's post |  #4

I have all 3 and I would keep the mk4.:D


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Jul 25, 2010 11:38 |  #5

Headshotzx wrote in post #10598325 (external link)
No use having the 1D4 when the only lens you have is a 24-105. Sounds like what you want is either the 5Dc back again, or a 5D2 since you said low light. Forget the 7D and just get your wife and kid to use the 20D. Tell them if they're good, they can use your 5D2 ^^

The cost of a 7D can get you a nice 70-200 2.8L IS mk1 or a couple of primes like the 50 1.4 + 85 1.8 + 135L.

I use a 1D2n and 5D with 17-40L, 50 1.4 (upping to 85 1.8 in a week) and 70-200 2.8L IS mk1 and I can shoot practically anything that comes my way that's in the genres you mentioned.

Well, I have several primes, a variety of long lenses, a couple wide angle zooms, macros, tubes, filters, studio equipment, etc. I've been shooting film camera's ( a couple Elans from back when they were new) but have been shooting digital for about 8 years. Most of my lens sit safely in a pelican case because I don't travel the western US as I did a few years ago. I'd like to put the lenses back to use again.

That's why I wanted to discuss the merits of the camera's, not the need for a variety of lenses.

Used to be I had one body with color film, one with B&W, and sometimes one with slide film. I always enjoyed the flexibility of multiple bodies, now want another body, at least. If nothing else, I could keep a variety of lenses active again.


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Jul 25, 2010 11:45 |  #6

Headshotzx wrote in post #10598325 (external link)
No use having the 1D4 when the only lens you have is a 24-105. Sounds like what you want is either the 5Dc back again, or a 5D2 since you said low light. Forget the 7D and just get your wife and kid to use the 20D. Tell them if they're good, they can use your 5D2 ^^

The cost of a 7D can get you a nice 70-200 2.8L IS mk1 or a couple of primes like the 50 1.4 + 85 1.8 + 135L.

I use a 1D2n and 5D with 17-40L, 50 1.4 (upping to 85 1.8 in a week) and 70-200 2.8L IS mk1 and I can shoot practically anything that comes my way that's in the genres you mentioned.

Agreed spend your money on lenses, if you really want a second body by a cheap used 40d. You need good glass on full frame since you already have the 24-105 the 70-200 2.8 (IS or non IS, depending on what you shoot) is a good suggestion. Also why do you need a 1d 4, its main purpose is for sports and photojournalist who treat their equipment rough. Unless you are shooting pro sports it seems a little much for someone. Spend the money on lenses, you could always by these bodies in two years for about half the price used.


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Jul 25, 2010 11:49 |  #7

^ Case in point, 1DMk2's are going for SGD1200 now where they used to go for 6500 in 2004.

If you really needed one series, 1D3's enough really.


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Jul 25, 2010 13:05 |  #8

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