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Nov 16, 2017 09:27 |  #1

Upgrade might not be the right word. Currently doing sports with a 5D4 and a 7D2. I am finding I like the 5D4 for quality but it lacks in the FPS. I am looking at 1Dx but not sure if that is going to a good enough upgrade/compliment to my 7D2. I would use the 7D2 and whichever other body I got. Will I be missing a bunch if I dont save up for the 1DxII and get a 1dX?


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Nov 16, 2017 10:05 |  #2

Bigger battery in the 1D series allows the camera to focus much quicker than your other bodies -- either one I think will impress you.




  
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Nov 16, 2017 10:19 |  #3

I am doing sports with both those as well. 10fps out of the 5D4 would be nice, but I have learned to live with the 7.

Here is a quick work up of what is different between the two.

http://www.pocket-lint.com …ark-ii-vs-1d-x-what-s-new (external link)

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Bigger battery in the 1D series allows the camera to focus much quicker than your other bodies -- either one I think will impress you.

The 7D2 and 5D4 drive focus plenty fast enough for sports as it is.


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Nov 16, 2017 10:53 |  #4

Having owned both I would consider either of them a pretty substantial upgrade over the 7DII. Between the 1DXII and the 1DX, there's a noticeable increase in AF performance with the Mark II but it really only comes into play in really demanding situations (for me that's been highly dynamic subjects like peregrine's in flight). The other big 1DXII upgrade for me was off-center AF points at f8, but again that's not something that's going to be relevant shooting sports most of the time.

In your position I think I would either get the 1DX and put the savings into some new/upgraded glass, or skip the body upgrade completely right now and put all the money toward glass. You won't be able to unlock all of the AF potential of either body with some of the older lenses in your gear list.




  
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Nov 16, 2017 13:13 as a reply to  @ ShadowHillsPhoto's post |  #5

The gear list is a little behind. Lol. My next upgrades would be a 300/2.8 or a 400/2.8. Both heavy dollar items. The 3 lenses I use for sports mostly are a 70-200/2.8isII 300/4is or 24-70/2.8ii.

But I think I could do a 1Dx for now and wait for a newer version for a full upgrade later.


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Nov 16, 2017 20:36 |  #6

I would get a used 1Dx


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Nov 16, 2017 20:52 |  #7

TeamSpeed wrote in post #18497785 (external link)
The 7D2 and 5D4 drive focus plenty fast enough for sports as it is.

So what.... does not make my statement any less true.




  
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Nov 16, 2017 21:41 |  #8

Why buy a car that goes 200mph, when you can save by getting one that goes 180, which is already more than you might go? Also you stated 'much faster' , and this isn't true, faster yes, but not by alot.


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Nov 16, 2017 22:26 |  #9

Personally for field sports 300/400mm f2.8 more important than a used 1dx or 1dx2 but that is me. The look you get from 400mm f2.8 is not you get with anything else. 8fps is plenty, 5 can be low but you can still manage it.


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