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Help! keep my 5DII or my 1DIV?!

 
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Jul 08, 2010 02:34 |  #1
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Hey all,

Seeking advice on which body I should keep - a 5D Mark II or my 1D Mark IV. I like both bodies - just not sure which is better suited to my needs.

I shoot mostly weddings and engagement sessions. I like landscape and commercial type shoots too, but since I don't have that much time, and weddings/engagements pay more for me, then that's what I've been shooting.

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Jul 08, 2010 02:40 |  #2

I'd keep both.


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Jul 08, 2010 02:45 |  #3
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I know, right?! :) OK OK...if I could only keep one then.


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Jul 08, 2010 03:12 |  #4

1d4 for me.

Ample resolution, way better focusing, great high ISO performance, better build, more customizable.

Really the only thing you'd gain from keeping the 5d2 is a little bit of DOF/wider lenses. Which in this case isn't really enough for me to want to keep it when faced vs the 1d4.


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Jul 08, 2010 03:19 |  #5
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I'm not sure I have enough experience/technique to make full use of the 1DIV's vaunted focusing system.  :p I use it almost the same way as my 5DII - I pick a point, and push the button halfway.  :p


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Jul 08, 2010 03:26 |  #6

1D4 ... no contest IMHO ... I've used a 5D2 for 4 months or so and love the images it produces, but as a general all round camera the 1D4 trumps it.


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Jul 08, 2010 03:27 |  #7

That's simple then. Since you can't make up your mind, I'll make it up for you. Give me the 1D4 and we'll call it payment enough for my knowledge and wisdom. That way, you're left with but only 1 camera and you no longer will have a dilemma.


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Jul 08, 2010 03:29 |  #8
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jwcdds wrote in post #10497537 (external link)
That's simple then. Since you can't make up your mind, I'll make it up for you. Give me the 1D4 and we'll call it payment enough for my knowledge and wisdom. That way, you're left with but only 1 camera and you no longer will have a dilemma.

Sounds good! Give me your full name, address, SSN, and any credit card and bank information you may have please!

I'll send you my camera, and deposit my nigerian inheritance directly to your bank account...


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Jul 08, 2010 05:53 |  #9

Anyway...

1D4 all the way. More camera for the way more buck


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Jul 08, 2010 06:08 |  #10

1D4 will be a more flexible camera than the 5, I would keep the 1d4.

Incidentally, I'll take the 5D since you're throwing it out :)


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Jul 08, 2010 06:18 |  #11

1D4 !




  
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Jul 08, 2010 06:33 |  #12

If you can't tell the difference then keep the cheaper 5DmkII.

The 1DmkIV looks very impressive though, high ISO performance seems cleaner/more detail then the 5D2 from reviews I've seen. Having all those focus points and improved AF would be nice too.. but if you don't use them or find that the 5DmkII works fine then what's the point? Working with 16mp images would be nice as well instead of the giant 21mp images. :)


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Jul 08, 2010 09:24 |  #13

I've owned both- keep the 1DmkIV.




  
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Jul 08, 2010 09:42 |  #14

Weddings/events? 1d4, no question - you need all the low-light focusing ability you can get. Also, the fact that the outer focus points are closer to the edge of the frame is invaluable.




  
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Jul 08, 2010 11:38 |  #15

Have you actually used your 1DMKIV at a wedding?
I would, then decide...




  
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