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Oct 16, 2006 21:32 |  #1

Ok so here's whats going down:

What I have presently:

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What I think I'm going to sell:

70-200 4.0
Sigma 24-70 2.8
50 1.8

in order to buy:

5D
70-200 2.8
24-70 2.8
85 1.8

NOW THE DELIMIA:

should I sell my XT in order to fund getting:

1D classic

?????

I shoot sports for the WKU college newspaper, PJ, events, lots of weddings w/ a pro in nashville, and LOTS of other various things like portraits and families.
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Oct 16, 2006 21:50 |  #2

Id wait till your how ever much youll sell it for short form getting the 1D, that way you always have 2 cameras :D


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Oct 16, 2006 21:51 |  #3

A01 wrote in post #2129622 (external link)
Id wait till your how ever much youll sell it for short form getting the 1D, that way you always have 2 cameras :D

yea the reason I'm considering it is because I have this friend who is considering buying a new XT and I was thinking about MAYBE selling mine if they want to purchase used a save a few $.

BUT do you think that the 1D classic will serve as a better camera for me in these situations even at 4mp on a CCD than the XT at 8mp and CMOS?

I WANT 8fps!!! :lol:


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Oct 16, 2006 22:07 |  #4

5D won't give you the 8fps. More like 3. The buffer is pretty darn solid, on the 5D, and it's writing more data, than a below 12MP camera at the same time. So, the IQ will be damned good...but just won't be able to capture 8 FPS.

If you are considering a 1D body, then, consider the 1MkII N...it's fast, crop frame (1.3x), and has a darned good rugged/sealed body. It will last.

I don't think the 1D classic is bad...but, the 1DN ain't bad either, and is a few hundred cheaper, from what I recall.

Good luck with the decision...that's gonna be a rather LARGE bill...even coupled with the rebates.


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Oct 16, 2006 22:07 |  #5

If you are into PJ ... then forget about the 5D and get the 30D (or better yet two 30Ds or better yet a "N". You need the 5FPS of the 30D or the 8FPS of the N for news ... if you are more into commercial stuff than the 5D.


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Oct 16, 2006 22:21 |  #6

inthedeck wrote in post #2129682 (external link)
5D won't give you the 8fps. More like 3. The buffer is pretty darn solid, on the 5D, and it's writing more data, than a below 12MP camera at the same time. So, the IQ will be damned good...but just won't be able to capture 8 FPS.

If you are considering a 1D body, then, consider the 1MkII N...it's fast, crop frame (1.3x), and has a darned good rugged/sealed body. It will last.

I don't think the 1D classic is bad...but, the 1DN ain't bad either, and is a few hundred cheaper, from what I recall.

Good luck with the decision...that's gonna be a rather LARGE bill...even coupled with the rebates.

I'm sorry I was talking about the 8fps on the 1D. Is that worth it to sell the XT and get the 1D? And the 1D is WAY cheaper than the 1Dn BTW.

Yea I'm selling a lot of my current gear to upgrade to this and I'm just wondering if for what I'm doing will the 1D be a better camera than the XT?


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Oct 16, 2006 22:24 |  #7

Seefutlung wrote in post #2129683 (external link)
If you are into PJ ... then forget about the 5D and get the 30D (or better yet two 30Ds or better yet a "N". You need the 5FPS of the 30D or the 8FPS of the N for news ... if you are more into commercial stuff than the 5D.

Well I need the 5D's FF and quality and fast focus capabilities for the weddings and pro stuff I do aka "commercial"

But, I am thinking about selling the XT and considering replacing it with a 1D classic...I can't afford the n or I would LEAP on that AWESOME camera. So opionins?


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Oct 16, 2006 22:35 |  #8

the 1D classic is a phenomenal sports camera. beats the crap out of an XT and even 20D for focus speed and accuracy. and the 8FPS is AMAZING.


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Oct 17, 2006 00:45 |  #9

If you shoot alot of sports, hands down get the 1D. Don't be fooled by the 4 mpix and ccd. It turns out great pictures.


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Oct 17, 2006 11:44 |  #10

vetkrazy wrote in post #2130167 (external link)
If you shoot alot of sports, hands down get the 1D. Don't be fooled by the 4 mpix and ccd. It turns out great pictures.

Thanks, good advice.

I think I'm gonna buy the reabate stuff first, then after new years time I'll basically trade my Xt for a 1D!


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Oct 17, 2006 18:20 |  #11

Does anybody know what the going rate for a 1D classic is?
Ebay and other various places all have prices ranging from $790-$1200?!:rolleyes:


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Oct 17, 2006 18:30 |  #12

Going rate for a 1D classic seems to be around $800-$1500, depending on the cosmetic condition of the camera, and the shutter clicks.

If you are going to shoot sports, then it shouldnt even be a question, get the 1D. If you shoot a lot of lowlight, then noise might be an issue with the 1D.

Depending on what kind of sports you shoot, I think a 30D would be great for both weddings and sports. A 1DN would be even better.

I wish I had your problem.



  
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Oct 17, 2006 18:45 |  #13

MegaTron wrote in post #2133685 (external link)
I wish I had your problem.

Thanks for the info.

I'm not quite ready to buy the 1D yet.
First I have to find new homes for my:
70-200 f/4
Sigma 24-70 2.8
50mm 1.8
18-55 3.5-5.6
75-300 4.5-5.6
and a Case Logic Laptop/Camera case
in order to fund the purchases of:
5D & grip
70-200 2.8
24-70 2.8
and I have been saving a LONG time for this^ :D
THEN and ONLY then, probaly after christmas sometime will I consider selling my XT to fund getting a 1D classic.

So after this LONG process I think I will have a great selection of gear that will let me handle pretty much any shooting situation.


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