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Which 2 Camera Combo (5D/1DM2N/1D3)?

 
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Apr 12, 2009 21:21 |  #1

I just ordered a 1D3. I currently own a 5D and a 1DMIIN. I shoot sports, weddings, portraits and party/social events. I carry two bodies with me for most jobs. I LOVE the feel and handling of the 1D bodies. I also love the full frame IQ. From what I have read, the 1D3 produces images that are on par with the 5D. Does it make more sense to have 2 pro bodies or 1 pro body along with my 5D? I have kept the 5D around mostly for it's high ISO performance but if the 1D3 has better high ISO handling, is there any reason to keep the 5D around? I always use a grip on the 5D so the size of the body is not a factor.

One body MUST go to help pay for the new one!


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Apr 12, 2009 21:24 |  #2

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Apr 12, 2009 21:39 |  #3

Keep the 5D. If you need a pro body you'll have one. If you need full frame you'll have one. Can't really get much simpler than that.

The 5D has great IQ and will allow you to continue to reap the benefits of full frame. If you keep the 1D2n, I bet that you'll find you'll default to the 1D3 quite often when you need a weather sealed and/or fast body.

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Apr 12, 2009 21:42 |  #4

Depends on how important having a FF body is to you. Depending on how badly you need to make back some cash, you could sell both for about $3000, pick up a 1Ds2 for $2000-$2200 if you are patient, and pocket the difference. Then you get the best of both worlds, FF and 1-series. :D



  
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Apr 12, 2009 22:21 |  #5

I was going to say keep the 5D but sodalis' idea is a good one if you're keen on it.




  
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Apr 12, 2009 22:22 |  #6
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The Moose wrote in post #7718047 (external link)
I was going to say keep the 5D but sodalis' idea is a good one if you're keen on it.

nah sell the 1d2n and get the 1d3.


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Apr 12, 2009 22:27 |  #7

Lazuka wrote in post #7718056 (external link)
nah sell the 1d2n and get the 1d3.

He already ordered a 1D3 and is trying to decide what to do with his other two bodies.



  
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Apr 12, 2009 22:29 |  #8
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Oh I thought he was getting rid of one to help fund the 1d3, i should probably read the OP, but I agree with you now.


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Apr 12, 2009 22:33 |  #9

I'd go 5D + 1DMkIII

(And coincidence, I already have...) ;)


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Apr 12, 2009 22:44 |  #10

Shouldn't Perry be here by now singing the virtues of the 1D3 + 5D combo? Maybe someone should go check on him. :lol:



  
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Apr 12, 2009 22:45 |  #11

sodalis wrote in post #7718168 (external link)
Shouldn't Perry be here by now singing the virtues of the 1D3 + 5D combo? Maybe someone should go check on him. :lol:

It's his birthday so we're cutting him some slack today... ;)


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Apr 12, 2009 22:50 |  #12

I like the combination of the 5D & 1DIII, every now and then I would like a little camera and taking the battery grip off the 5D makes it seem tiny which is very nice when you want to go unnoticed. Otherwise I'd go for what Sodalis said.


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Apr 13, 2009 02:09 |  #13

5D + 1D3 = awesome ;).


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Apr 13, 2009 06:39 as a reply to  @ Perry Ge's post |  #14

Thanks for all of the input! Seems most responses are saying to go with the 5D/1D3 combo. After sleeping on it (actually didn't get much sleep because of this) I thought about how much I would actually use my 1D2N after getting the 1D3. The conclusion: Probably not much. Having a body with the 1D2N abilities plus a lot more would probably turn it (1D2N) into an expensive paper weight. It's a great camera that I have had nothing but joy using but I would miss my 5D more. Also, when I travel, I can easily remove the grip from the 5D, pack it with my 17-40, 50, and 85 and have a lightweight travel kit.

Sodalis -- That is a great idea that you presented and I had to stop and think hard about going that route.


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