LJ3Jim wrote in post #18286279
I moved up from a 7D2 to the 1DX2 last summer. I did have a modest learning curve. But once I got past that, the 1DX2 made my job much easier. It's AF system is so much better than the 7D2. Even when shooting something like an airshow, I get a lot more keepers than I ever did with the 7D2. Enjoy your upgrade. It's awesome.
I have the "itch" to try the 1DXII for air shows. I currently use the 1DMKIV. I get pretty good results (but not always) using the 300 f2.8 IS II and
2xIII (600mm). One benefit - perhaps - is that the 300/2x will perform better with the 1DXII.
But the 1DMKIV has a 1.3 sensor, the 1DXII full frame. So my 300mm lens on my 1DMKIV appears to have a fov the same as if a 390mm lens was
mounted on the 1DXII. In other words, with the 1DXII I lose some reach. Also, I lose pixel density going to the 1DXII, even though it has 20mp
compared to the 16mp on my 1DMKIV. Well, all this is important when shooting those small aerobatic planes high in the sky.
So, for people who shoot subjects at a distance (birds, planes, etc) did going from a crop sensor camera to the 1DXII seem like a drawback for you?
And for those who have used both cameras, do you see much difference in IQ and DR? Comments appreciated!