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« on: October 27, 2012, 01:13:01 PM »
I have just ordered the 1Dx. My main focus is wildlife, bird photography specifically, but I also do landscape and some macro. I currently have 1Dmiv and two 7Ds. Which of thoses would you keep as a back up to my new 1Dx. I am leaning towards the 1Div but am open to suggestions. Thanks for your thoughts

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« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2012, 03:41:56 PM »
1DIV, no question.
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« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2012, 06:28:16 PM »
1D iv, why would you want to keep anything else for backup.
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« Reply #3 on: October 27, 2012, 06:32:30 PM »
The 1D MK IV is a good choice.  It can share batteries with the 1DX and is far superior to the 7D. 

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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2012, 06:49:28 PM »
Salute the CR Brains-Trust.
Another +1 for a 1D4. It's such an obvious choice for what you have described.

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« Reply #5 on: October 27, 2012, 07:03:19 PM »
+1 Definatly 1dmkiii, sell those 7ds towards some loverly new glass c;

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« Reply #6 on: October 27, 2012, 08:00:16 PM »
+4 for the 1D4
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« Reply #7 on: October 27, 2012, 08:12:54 PM »
My knee-jerk reaction was 1DIV but I have questions for you. Why are you asking this question? Is it "reach" that is worrying you? Do you only do bird photography with the 7D? What is your real question?

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« Reply #8 on: October 27, 2012, 08:14:42 PM »
1D4. PERIOD! (Lucky you  ;D )

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« Reply #9 on: October 27, 2012, 09:26:41 PM »
Yes for reach with the 1.6 sensor and also since 1div is discontinued Canon will not support that plat forum going forward.

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« Reply #10 on: October 27, 2012, 09:54:40 PM »
Yes for reach with the 1.6 sensor and also since 1div is discontinued Canon will not support that plat forum going forward.

They'll support it for a few years to come.

I have a 7D as a 'backup' but I've strongly considered swapping it for a refurb 1DIV.  The better AF and IQ more than make up for the difference in crop factor, plus the 1-series can AF at f/8.
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« Reply #11 on: October 27, 2012, 09:57:13 PM »
If you've got good light and you've got an awesome bird a long way away that 7d will sure be nice. The super high pixel density is awesome if you're cropping. It will also be nice to keep a macro lens on your 7d and a 1dIV on your medium telephoto. That's my dream setup. If you need a big DOF for macros, the 7d's crop sensor will be awesome. You obviously don't need two 7d's so I'll give you my address and you can send the extra to me  ;D.

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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 02:38:16 PM »
I have just ordered the 1Dx. My main focus is wildlife, bird photography specifically, but I also do landscape and some macro. I currently have 1Dmiv and two 7Ds. Which of thoses would you keep as a back up to my new 1Dx. I am leaning towards the 1Div but am open to suggestions. Thanks for your thoughts

I had a similar dilemma, but with the 1DS3 instead of the 1D4.   I ended up keeping both the 1DS3 and 7D as trade in value is just not very good on them.  The 1Ds3 is a great studio workhorse, and the 7D (while not stellar) does a good enough job for action and video while staying very light weight.  I'm up in the mountains loaded up and sometimes weight is a factor, the 7D pulls good enough pictures for publications as needed.  The 1.6 crop isn't all that important to me most of the time, but it is also a factor. 

Are you doing this as a professional, or more of a hobby? 


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« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2012, 02:38:16 PM »

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Re: Back Up Body
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2012, 02:48:28 PM »
The canon EOS 1D Mark IV would be the ideal backup camera.

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Re: Back Up Body
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 06:19:36 PM »
Sell the 1D4 and 7Ds and buy another 1Dx. Then you won't have to transition shooting styles when you switch to a backup.
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Re: Back Up Body
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2012, 06:19:36 PM »