« on: May 23, 2014, 08:46:27 AM »
Awhile back I might have been more excited. I have the 7D and 5Dm3 pair - however current needs really have me looking for a second FF.
Most of my work these days is Landscape and Motorsports. Yes, an odd mix but I enjoy the different work and thought processes.
For Motorsports - now that I got the 300/2.8 II which works great with the 1.4 and 2.0 TC's, what I really want at the track is one FF with the 300 and one with the 70/200. Having a Crop Body just doesnt work for me. But I could really use a 1DX in this case. If the sensor was a significant jump, maybe I would use a 7DII for the long shots. But for the next year, I have wondered if just getting a 6D as second body would be the better pairing.
For Landscape, I am almost always 5Dm3. Only when I need the extra reach, maybe wildlife, do I use the 7D. At present it comes along primarily as backup. What I am really looking for is the next FF high MP camera.
In neither case does the 7Dm2 enter the discussion, except as a reason to get an updated crop body.
Why the 300 f/2.8 II and not the 200-400? I have the previous generation 300 f/2.8 IS and really don't like taking the lens off to put on or take off a TC. I also have a 7D and 5D3 but think it's an excellent pairing.