Paulstw wrote in post #17310751
I've noted that the used prices have decreased over the last few weeks as everyone flocks for this 7D2 in droves. Availability has also increased for the 1DIV. In the UK you can have one from £1200 (6 out of 10 score) or up to £2000 (9 out of 10 score)
I still think that seasoned pro's will take the 1D route all day and amateurs will be happy with the 7D2. Both will argue till the cows come home about which ones better and both will be right, however, each will have their own likes and dislikes about either. The one Do it All camera has to be the 1Dx until it's replaced of course.
The 7D2 is within spitting distance of the 1D4, so it isn't as clear cut as you make it. If the 1D4 and 7D2 were priced identically on the used market (and we are very close now, I predicted $2000 1D4s on the used market in January about 5 months ago), there would still be a decision to be made:
- need the additional crop factor? (this is pretty important for pro sports shooters)
- need the video system?
- need the better OOC JPGs? (this is huge for pro sports shooters)
- want a smaller footprint overall gear-wise?
- want no banding when pushing shadows more than 2 stops?
I love the 1D4, I had one for years. I don't have one now, so I have to make this decision here pretty shortly, as I want a crop backup to the 5D3. I would consider myself a seasoned expert, I knew my way around the 7D and 1D4 very well, I understand exposure (finally), I know how to deal with noise, and I shoot things that are very demanding. It isn't quite a slam dunk with the 1D4 at this point for me.