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EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:58:58 PM »
After reading his glass options, I'm thinking a single IV and a round of upgrades to his 24-70 and 70-200 IS, plus a 6D?  Having 2 identical bodies makes moving between them much easier, but it seems that you're all over the board, and sinking your entire budget into a single X isn't going to solve all your issues at once.

Not that spending money isn't fun, but hitting these upgrades now would make adding a 1Dx in a year just that much stronger overall.

I thought I was clear that I need to shoot both indoor and outdoor action so upgrading lenses I already have and getting a 6D will not provide a solution.  Thanks for your input and for everyone who stayed on topic, you gave me tremendous insight.  Since I have a respite between fall sports and late fall dance performances, I can wait a bit for the purchase.  I have 2 more CPS 1Dx loaners to cover anything that may come up that I can't cover with my 5D2 and 70D. I know I can't cover volleyball in the venues I shoot so I think I will opt for a 1Dx just before volleyball season starts.  Hopefully, Canon will have made announcements before my next purchase and drive the price down.  If the announcement means I wait for the new camera rather than the 1Dx, then I can rent as needed.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 11:20:59 AM »
I shoot a 5D Mark II for portraits, landscapes, architecture, etc.  I need the 1D Mark IV or 1Dx to shoot sports and dance so my venues can be bright outdoors, poorly lit arenas, dimly lit theaters and stages, etc.  I need to capture motion in a variety of lighting.

As for lenses, all Ls: 8-15 f/4, 16-35 II f/2.8, 24-70 I f/2.8 , 50 f/1.2 70-200 IS I f/2.8, and 200 IS f/2 plus 1.4x and 2.0x II TCs

I traded in my 7D for a 70D to limp along with better low light capability.  I sold my 7D for $1100 and got the 70D for $949 last Christmas.  I just sold my 1D3 to raise more funds.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Canon 1D Mark IV or 1Dx?
« on: May 29, 2014, 07:46:55 AM »
I finally have enough funds to purchase either a 1Dx but I am not sure if it is that much better than a 1D Mark IV.  I can compare the specs but I'd like to hear from those who currently own both bodies.  Is the 1Dx worth the price of TWO 1D Mark IVs?  Are the better specs worth the extra expense?  Thanks in advance

EOS Bodies / Re: New Full Frame Camera in Testing? [CR1]
« on: May 27, 2014, 07:33:28 PM »
Still cheaper than a Leica

EOS Bodies / Re: Debating on selling my 5D II and 35L/135L for a...
« on: May 27, 2014, 08:48:38 AM »
Remove the grip and switch to a 28mm f/1.8 and voila, smaller camera!

Lenses / Canon 24mm f/1.4L, Original or Mark II
« on: April 14, 2014, 10:28:47 AM »
I would like to add this lens to my bag, can you guys state the merits of the Mark II over the original or vice-versa?  Is the Mark II worth the $500 premium?

Supposedly, it gets locked at TSA insistence

EOS-M / Re: EOS M Lens survey - your favorites, and your most wanted?
« on: March 26, 2014, 10:53:08 AM »
Buy an EF adapter and you have all the lenses you need

EOS Bodies / Re: Suggestions of a NAB 2014 DSLR Announcement [CR1]
« on: March 03, 2014, 05:28:42 PM »
NOOOOOOOO!!!!!! I just ordered a LV bag!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Software & Accessories / Re: Louis Vuitton bag
« on: March 03, 2014, 01:54:27 PM »
I have $3800 towards my new 1Dx but I'm getting an empty bag instead.  Thanks for the heads up.

EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: upgrading from a 7D to a 70D
« on: March 03, 2014, 09:02:37 AM »
I sold my 7D and got a 70D plus $200 cash during Christmas when the price was $949.  Here's what I got: noticeably faster AF for sports so fewer OOF shots, better high ISO performance, articulated screen eliminates the need for my angle finder so I can shoot lower to the ground or above my head and still compose, articulated screen can fold to protect itself, silent shutter, and I can use the same batteries as the 7D and 5D2/3.  Here's what I gave up: 0.5fps, snob appeal of a semi-pro body, weight, and weather sealing.  All in all, my keeper rate has substantially increased.

Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 27, 2014, 09:26:25 AM »
Do NOT forget a light tripod.

And yeah the Fuji is a great option.

And the divorce and pre-nup papers so you get to keep your gear.

Lenses / Re: General purpose zoom for honeymoon
« on: February 27, 2014, 08:22:51 AM »
Honeymoon......bring a pocket P&S.  Are you there to celebrate or work?  If your partner isn't bringing an equivalent time sink, leave the heavy gear at home.

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