feetdown wrote in post #15526666
had to pick 1CANON camera (NO 1DX or 5D MK3 causse i cant afford either 1 right now) that would give you the best all around performance including high ISO performance, what would it be?
If I had to pick one Canon, but it can't be a 5D3 or a 1Dx . . .
. . . that's easy - the 1D Mark 4
Of all the models (other than your exceptions), it would be the most useful for what I shoot. This is not because of just one feature, but rather the combination of features and strengths it possesses.
The AF is, I believe, as good as that on any of the remaining bodies*.
Frames per second are a huge consideration for me. The 1D4 beats any remaining bodies*.
ISO may not be quite as good as the 6D, but would be very useable at 1600, and 3200 may even do in a pinch - which is sufficient for my needs and better than what I am used to.
Battery life is actually quite important to me, and I believe the 1D4 beats any remaining body*.
The pixel density is, I believe, quite a good compromise with 16 million pixels spread out over a 1.3 crop factor sensor area. For what I shoot this is a significant consideration.
The 1D4 will AF at a minimum aperture of f8, which is important to anyone like myself who uses big supertelephoto primes with 1.4x and 2x converters. I do not believe any remaining bodies* will AF at f8 (except for older 1D models).
* when I use the term, "remaining bodies", I mean those Canon bodies remaining after you eliminate the 5D3 and 1Dx
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