« on: December 03, 2012, 10:06:59 AM »
My first DSLR was the 5D back in 2005. I chose it because I had over 35-years of shooting Film SLRs and felt it was the logical step into the world of digital photography/imaging. I purchased the 5D Mk II when it came out and then a 1D Mk IV in Feb 2010. After using both the 5D2 and the 1D4 for a few months together (shooting the same subjects with both bodies), the 5D bodies stayed home and I shot exclusively with the 1D4. I never regretted or missed the FF bodies. In fact, I purchased another 1D4 body in Nov 2010, to allow me to carry one with big zoom and the other with a 20-35 wide one. I also bought a 7D, which I liked for the long lenses. However, I never really found myself using it much over the 1D4s. I sold it (7D) and one of my 1D4 bodies to purchase a 1DX. I really like the 1DX, however, I am really glad I kept one of the 1D4 bodies. I now carry the 1DX for general work (24-105) and the 1D4 for all other stuff, mostly with either a 70-300L or 100-400 attached. To me, having both the FF and the 1.3 crop bodies, fills all of my current needs. However, if I had to choose only one body for all my needs, it would be the 1D4!