Stu Scully wrote in post #10616891
Might be stirring the pot but if the 1DIV threads are full of experienced photographers who could produce the same work with a 7D, why didn't they go for a 7D? They are pros and they do this to make money (and any smart business man would buy a Chevy over a Mercedes if they could get the same results from either).
The question is not so much can the 1DIV produce better pictures than the 7D (and I do agree with you that a good photographer could get desirable photos with either camera if that is all he/she had) . The question is are the extra features worth the price difference to the buyer?
In most cases, it is more lust than functionality that drives many here to the 1D. The 7D is the more modern camera feature-wise between the two, even though the IV came out after the 7D. The 1D IV is more what the 1D III should have been, Canon started the IV development as they were going through the III's AF issues, so that is why the IV looks like the III and doesn't have really much of anything from the 7D on it. The V is what will be very promising to me, I will skip over the IV and watch for the V, that will be an interesting camera.