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Sell 60D for something like a 1D2N?

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Apr 29, 2013 05:26 |  #1

I'm thinking about this, I know the 1D2N is kinda old but and has a rather ****ty ISO range, and it's only 8.2 MP. But I still think it would work better for sports and wildlife (and dog agility) and I like to do all those things.

I can get one used for $500. What do you guys think? I'm also aware EF-S lenses won't work on a APS-H body.

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Apr 29, 2013 06:33 |  #2

I had the 1D Mk II (not the N) for a short while before I realised that yes I love the 1D body and fps burst speed and AF, but I really wanted something more modern with a better LCD, better ISO performance etc. First and foremost, if you're coming from a 60D, definitely don't 'settle' for the 1D Mk II, the LCD will just depress you (size, quality, viewing angle). At least go the the Mark II N like you are considering. In my opinion, continue saving for a 1D mk III or get a 7D (priced halfway between the 1D II and III). The reason I say this is because within a matter of weeks you will most likely fall in love with the 1D and want to upgrade it anyway, so why not do it right the first time? This is just in my experience, so take what I say with a grain of salt. The problem with the 1D series is that you cannot use EF-S lenses nor take full advantage of UWA lenses like 17-40 etc. This was a big issue for me so I got a 50D as well (getting an UWA soon). If you only plan to own one camera, I would personally suggest the 7D over the 1D series if you're main concern is sports and wildlife, while I would recommend the 1D series if you're more into sports and portraiture. I'm sure other users here will disagree, but I am merely telling you what I think :)

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Apr 29, 2013 06:38 |  #3

I agree, 7D would be best suited for you. I transitioned from a 60D myself. Love every aspect of it. I'm fixing to add a 6D to my kit for my birthday/vacation high iso events but otherwise my 7D is amazing.

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Apr 29, 2013 07:15 |  #4

Before you spend money on a camera are you definitely getting the best from your 60d. Having had a 50d with the same auto focus I found it rarely missed. Sometimes a better lens can also make a difference

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