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Just sold the 7D.... 1D4 or 5D2?

 
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Jul 19, 2010 10:20 |  #1

I decided to sell the 7D, because I didn't like the noise compared to my 5D2 and wanted something that more closely matched my main body.

Now the 7D is sold and I'm about to buy a second 5D2 with a grip for £1800 but a 1d4 is only £1400 more and I'm getting....unsure.

Anyone with both who can slap me back to my senses?


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Jul 19, 2010 10:27 |  #2

What else do you shoot aside from weddings?


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Jul 19, 2010 10:29 |  #3

I'd go with the 1D4 so you have a little variety.


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Jul 19, 2010 10:30 |  #4

Mainly portraiture and weddings.
I rarely used the 7D but have to have a decent backup.


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Jul 19, 2010 10:31 |  #5

Money doesnt seem like an issue for you :lol:

I say go with the 1D4 for the AF and a bit more reach

Gel wrote in post #10563804 (external link)
I decided to sell the 7D, because I didn't like the noise compared to my 5D2 and wanted something that more closely matched my main body.

Now the 7D is sold and I'm about to buy a second 5D2 with a grip for £1800 but a 1d4 is only £1400 more and I'm getting....unsure.

Anyone with both who can slap me back to my senses?


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Jul 19, 2010 10:32 |  #6

Gel wrote in post #10563804 (external link)
I decided to sell the 7D, because I didn't like the noise compared to my 5D2 and wanted something that more closely matched my main body.

Now the 7D is sold and I'm about to buy a second 5D2 with a grip for £1800 but a 1d4 is only £1400 more and I'm getting....unsure.

Anyone with both who can slap me back to my senses?

Depends on what you shoot... they are very different cameras...

I suppose the 1D MK IV is newer and get's better high ISO shots...


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Jul 19, 2010 10:41 |  #7

Gel wrote in post #10563868 (external link)
Mainly portraiture and weddings.
I rarely used the 7D but have to have a decent backup.

I would lean heavily towards the 1Dmk4 for all the 1D features, but a second 5Dmk2 wouldn't be a bad thing.

The 1Dmk4 may end up becoming your primary body....


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Jul 19, 2010 11:11 |  #8

well, the budget minded of us would say a 5D (the old one) since it's only your backup. ;) Or maybe even a 1Diii.


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Jul 19, 2010 11:13 |  #9

DetlevCM wrote in post #10563880 (external link)
I suppose the 1D MK IV is newer and get's better high ISO shots...

I didn't think that was the case?


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Jul 19, 2010 11:19 |  #10

Gel wrote in post #10564115 (external link)
I didn't think that was the case?

I believe at high ISO its a tiny tad better.
At least if you believe the comparison images further down on this page:
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Jul 19, 2010 11:24 |  #11

1d4 provides a stronger body & some reach (although you can always crop in) , If full frame isnt a requirement & money isnt stopping you , 1d4 will provide a little variety


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Jul 19, 2010 11:55 |  #12

Hmm, think I'll stick with the 5D. I guess I know the camera, if I need to switch bodies quickly I won't get confused either.


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Jul 19, 2010 12:13 |  #13

I wish I had your problem!

I'll go with the 1D MK4 which will probably become your primary!


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Jul 19, 2010 13:56 |  #14

Gel wrote in post #10564388 (external link)
Hmm, think I'll stick with the 5D. I guess I know the camera, if I need to switch bodies quickly I won't get confused either.

I think for your needs this is the best idea. Less to worry about and easy to remember settings.


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Jul 19, 2010 15:13 |  #15

Gel wrote in post #10564388 (external link)
Hmm, think I'll stick with the 5D. I guess I know the camera, if I need to switch bodies quickly I won't get confused either.

Id do the same! I mean you would have the Same batteries and everything!

I wouldnt use it as a back up though, use it as your secondary camera. One for low light/thinner DOF and one for the zooms, or one with the 24-70 and one with the 70-200!


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