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Thanks for answering. Not being a pro I was thinking the 7DII for cases where I am FL limited. But for now I will stick to my 5DIIIs and save money for the next iteration.This is really useful information. Do you have an opinion of 5D3 in comparison with 7DII and 1DIV for birds in flight? That would be very interesting for me to know.Marsu42, I think I've probably read most of the threads and it was still hard to make the decision, that is until the price was right. That really helped but still this keeps going around in my head. What is so challenging is user versus camera and personal biases. You'd like to trust a given person's judgment/ability but you never know for sure, although certain folk are very experienced, unbiased and trustworthy so .......
I have both the 1D IV and the 7D II.
Go back to your cropping thread for birds. That is what it comes down to.
With the 7D II when it hits you will have a super sharp image that you can crop tighter with greater detail. It adds a bit to that ability. It will give you a bit more sharpness to work with than the 1D IV.
With the 1D IV you will have a body with an AF system that hardly misses. Your little flying bird, it will be easier to get this pic with the 1D IV. If you miss the shot with the 7D II, how much resolution does the 7D II have? It has none.
I took the 7D II out this weekend, I had one situation presented itself with a running bird that I wish I had the 1D IV.
The 7D II missed and it would have been the shot of the day. But for the rest of the day the 7D II did just fine.
Because of the frame rate I never considered the 5D III for BIF. That is why I never bought it over the 1D IV.
I have an opinion, which is the 1D IV would be better because of frame rate. From what I have read I believe the 5D III would track very well. Probably not on par with the 1Dx but close.