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Bendel
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Aug 21, 2011 19:29 |  #1

Hey everyone,
I used to have two camera bodies and I really, really miss it. I'm hoping to pick up a backup body sometime soon and I'm really not sure what I should be shooting for. I currently have a 5D, and while it would be nice to get another one there are some things that I miss from the crop sensor - mainly focusing, frame rate, and the crop factor. I don't have one specific area of photography that I do. I've done weddings, portraits, landscapes, and sports. Most of my focus is on portraits now, but it's not only that. I'm thinking that my max price range is around $1,200 so the cameras I was considering are: 5d, 7d, 1dmkii, 1dmkiin, and the 40d/50d/60d.

So that pretty much leaves it wide open...My biggest deciding factor is do the 1dmkii and 1dmkiin keep up with the newer cameras like the 7d/40d/50d/60d? I'm really interested in getting the high frame rate and awesome focus of the 1d series, but is the 7d on par with the older 1d's because it's newer?

If the 1dmkii isn't what going to do for me what I need it to, I know I can make the choice between the 40d/50d/60d/7d - that will basically come down to budget. I'm really hoping the 1d will live up to my expectations though. Any thoughts?


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Aug 21, 2011 19:33 |  #2

if i were you, i'd probably want a crop as a second body. especially since for me it would essentially double my lens options. but if you did want another 5d i have one for sale in the sell forum, conveniently in your price range. :D

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1082706


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Aug 21, 2011 20:38 as a reply to  @ Moooney's post |  #3

Had 40D and last year got a 7D. So the 40D did become a backup...not the body of choice for any shoot. Now I have replaced the 40D with 5DII. Neither 5DII nor 7D is a backup for the other. Each has their own stengths and weaknesses.

Would highly recommend 5DII as the other body, not as a backup body, for anyone who owns a cropped sensor camera. Learn to use both to expend your photography.




  
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Aug 21, 2011 20:59 |  #4

5DII is out of my price range. It would be a second 5D classic if I chose to go that route, but I think I want the added versatility of a different sensor format. I guess my question boils down to:
A. 1Dmkii/1DmkiiN
B. 40D/7D

I've owned a 40D before but had to sell it to buy my 5D and I don't see enough benefit from going with a 50D/60D


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Aug 21, 2011 21:12 |  #5

I was looking for a 2nd body as well, particularly one with a faster continuous shooting speed than my T3i. The 7D fit the bill nicely, but was well out of my price range. I ended up finding a great deal on a 40D, and I've been a happy camper. It's not as fast as the 7D or the older 1 series, but it definitely does the job for my needs. Then again, when my niece found out I got a second body, I started hearing sweetly phrased but very suspicious comments containing the words "my camera", so I might STILL be in the market for a 2nd body... :-)


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Aug 21, 2011 21:25 |  #6

7D on AF alone and build quality would be my choice. I sold mine and sometimes wish I hadn't...


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