I currently have a 7D & a 1D4,...im thinking about upgrading the 7D as Im not happy with the noise & the hit & miss AF. I use Centre point some times with CP expansion.
I shoot Aussie Rules Footbal mostly daytime here but winter days offer low light so AF is a bit of luck...I also shoot Wakeboarding, Warbirds & Motorsport/Ski RaceBoats, MotoX & Freestyle MotoX..
The thing I find galling is the inconsistancy of the 7D AF & the 7D IQ especially the noise, when PP the 7D frames I find them less tolerant of PP work,...It does have a Crop advantage but sometimes this is outweighed by the Quality & Inconsistant AF issues.
I also have a pre loved 1D4 & find it really good..
I want another Body & have narrowed it down to the following,
1D3, 1Ds3, 5D3..
I can get a Pre Loved 1D4 here for around $2600/$3000. or...
A 1Ds3 for around $2500/$2800
a 1D3 for around $2000/$2400..
I can buy a new 5D3 for between $2600 /$3200 ..
The 1D3 is only 10mp,...so Im not tto keen on that body, ....
but the 1Ds3 has 20mp FPS is down at 5/6FPS which isnt bad as a number 2 body with the 1D4 abale to crank out 10FPS at will..
I know the 5D3 doesnt have the 10FPS, but lateley Ive been trying my 1D4 slow speed drive @ 6FPS & find I can still get a hell of a lot of action at that FPS speed.
Ive heard that the AF especially in average & low light is really good, can you confirm this, my two main lenses are a Canon 300F2.8 IS & a Canon L 70-200F2.8 IS II....
I look forward to hearing from someone who has used these cameras.