« on: November 24, 2014, 10:27:49 PM »
My first Canon DSLR was a 5D Mark II. I loved it for it strengths, but was frustrated by it's weaknesses. I wanted to shoot sports and it was slow and did not focus quickly, etc. I purchased a 7D as a second body and broke my own one body rule. And I freakin loved it. I loved having 2 bodies each with their own strengths. They complimented each other so well.
Today I have 3. A 5D3, a 7D, and a 1D Mark IV. It is rare that I take all three bodies anywhere, but I usually take 2. For the same reasons. Admittedly, the control differences of each can be a pain at times. But the advantages... Sitting at a pro surf contest on Sat, the 1D4 is pointed seaward, attached to a 400mm f2.8 with a 2X extender. The 7d is by my side ready to snap the odd looking observer, or not so odd bikini. A few hours later, the 5d3 and 1D4 are swapping back and forth as I photograph a college basketball tournament. The 7D is 88 feet up pointing straight down at the other basket, snapping off pics with the remote in my pocket.
Anyway, to each his own. Good Luck.
I have long had a crop and a ff body, and agree with you that the flexibility (and security) this combination provides is fantastic. Now the combination is a 5d3/7d2, and I'm very happy with both. I'd been waiting for a while for the 7d2, and am extremely please with it so far. Switching between these two bodies is virtually seamless.