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buying 1Dx, sell 5D2 or 7D?

 
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Jul 06, 2013 09:38 |  #1

I am not really sure which of the above to sell.

I have never been too keen on the 5D2 due to only the 9 focussing points - but am worried that I will miss the full-frame!

I like the 7D, but don't like the noise at high Iso.

My widest is 16-35 2.8.

I tend to shoot theatre/landscapes/nat​ure - both bif & static subjects/some portraits

Any advice welcomed


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Jul 06, 2013 09:47 |  #2

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I may be wrong but I believe the 1D X is a full frame camera.
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Jul 06, 2013 09:50 |  #3

Sell both, the 1DX is full frame.




  
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Jul 06, 2013 11:18 |  #4

Sell the 7D.
That way, you have two Full Frame cameras, that have the same field of view, with the same lenses.
(No need to bother with EF-s lenses eiter.)
with the AF system of the 1DX you wont miss the 7D too much, and the 5D2 is a nice second (beckup) camera.


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Jul 06, 2013 12:50 |  #5

Id actually get rid of the 5D2 and keep the 7D for the opposite reason of the poster above me - I see having two different FOV's for each of your lenses as a benefit plus having the crop reach. Although the 1Dx AF will be better than the 7D, the 7D is no slouch and you won't be limited to the 9 focus points like on your 5D2.


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Jul 06, 2013 15:26 |  #6

MNUplander wrote in post #16096511 (external link)
Id actually get rid of the 5D2 and keep the 7D for the opposite reason of the poster above me - I see having two different FOV's for each of your lenses as a benefit plus having the crop reach. Although the 1Dx AF will be better than the 7D, the 7D is no slouch and you won't be limited to the 9 focus points like on your 5D2.

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keep the 7D as backup, good for reach and macro. :)


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Jul 06, 2013 15:38 |  #7

For portraits and video (you didn't mention), I'd hold on to the 5d2.




  
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Jul 06, 2013 15:48 as a reply to  @ briano's post |  #8

Keep the full frame 5d, my opinion.


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Jul 06, 2013 15:55 |  #9

Keep the camera that can focus :lol:


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Jul 06, 2013 16:19 |  #10

hania wrote in post #16096080 (external link)
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I tend to shoot theatre/landscapes/nat​ure -

= 5D

bif

= 7D

& static subjects/some portraits

back to 5D

The 1Dx does it all,. so just try to figure out where you are more likely to need a second body.

For birding, the 7D would be the obvious choice, long prime on the 1Dx and 100-400mm zoom on the 7D,..

but you also shoot in dark theatre, and would then be better suited with the 5D2 with the wide angle, and the telephoto on the 1Dx


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Jul 06, 2013 18:32 as a reply to  @ CyberDyneSystems's post |  #11

Sell both but double check the serial # so you don't get a body with that "issue"




  
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Jul 07, 2013 03:07 |  #12

dexy101 wrote in post #16096100 (external link)
Sell both, the 1DX is full frame.

Ah, I assumed the 1dx had a 1.3 crop factor


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Jul 07, 2013 03:07 |  #13

NemethR wrote in post #16096299 (external link)
Sell the 7D.
That way, you have two Full Frame cameras, that have the same field of view, with the same lenses.
(No need to bother with EF-s lenses eiter.)
with the AF system of the 1DX you wont miss the 7D too much, and the 5D2 is a nice second (beckup) camera.

I don 't have any efs lenses :)


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Jul 07, 2013 03:08 |  #14

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16096953 (external link)
= 5D

= 7D

back to 5D

The 1Dx does it all,. so just try to figure out where you are more likely to need a second body.

For birding, the 7D would be the obvious choice, long prime on the 1Dx and 100-400mm zoom on the 7D,..

but you also shoot in dark theatre, and would then be better suited with the 5D2 with the wide angle, and the telephoto on the 1Dx

Thanks for all this, very useful advice


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Jul 07, 2013 03:09 |  #15

briano wrote in post #16096863 (external link)
For portraits and video (you didn't mention), I'd hold on to the 5d2.

I don't do many videos, but when I do, I find switching to the video mode on the 7d much more intuitive & easier (for me anyway)


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