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Jul 17, 2013 19:39 |  #1

I'm looking to add a second body, what should I get? I currently have a 7D, primarily I shoot sports but I also do automotive, landscape, and portraits.

I'm thinking of adding a second 7D, or getting a 1D mkiii.

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Jul 17, 2013 19:44 |  #2

Do you just want a duplicate of what the 7D can do, or is there something else you want the camera to be able to do that you don't think the 7D would do as well?


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Jul 17, 2013 19:53 as a reply to  @ stsva's post |  #3

Really just need a second body so I can run two different lenses. I would love to buy a 5d mkiii or a 1d mkiv but they are both out the budget right now


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Jul 17, 2013 19:57 |  #4

Will this 7D at $875 shipped to your door with no tax, sold by a very reputable authorized dealer (Referb body only) cut the deal for you and your budget?

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Jul 17, 2013 19:58 |  #5

7D is under $900, why not go for it.


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Jul 17, 2013 20:08 |  #6

Automotive, portraits, and landscapes will thank you if you buy a 6D...


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Jul 17, 2013 20:38 |  #7

I would just get the 5d MK II..... It helps cover the 7d's weak points like high ISO and such.


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Jul 17, 2013 20:45 |  #8

How about a 5dmkii ?


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Jul 18, 2013 03:58 |  #9

eaphotos wrote in post #16129791 (external link)
Really just need a second body so I can run two different lenses.

For automotive, portraits and landscapes -- save a little more and get the 6D




  
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Jul 18, 2013 16:52 |  #10

Everyone is right with suggesting the 6d for auto/portrait/landscap​es and I would say the same. Only reason to not go that way would be if you don't want to deal with running 2 different bodies at the same time and having buttons and layout be different, or the extra cost for a 6d. May not be a big deal in either case, but something to think about.


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Jul 18, 2013 17:52 |  #11

Do you have a budget in mind?

If $500-600 -> 5D classic
If $700-900 -> 7D
If $1000-1100 -> 1D3
If $1100-1400 -> 5D2
If $1400-1600 -> 6D

These are all good options for what you call out, with the worst decision probably being the 7D because it just ends up being a redundant body and you don't get any extended use out of your lenses. The more money you spend, the more build quality or higher ISO or newer features you net.


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Jul 18, 2013 18:03 as a reply to  @ TeamSpeed's post |  #12

I'm leaning towards the 1D3 or 5D2. Thanks for the input


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Jul 18, 2013 18:58 |  #13

shedberg wrote in post #16129829 (external link)
Automotive, portraits, and landscapes will thank you if you buy a 6D...

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You're definitely talking about a 6D.


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Jul 18, 2013 20:38 |  #14

Full frame would make a great addition.


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