Hey everyone...I think what i'm after is people's real life experience with what I'm about to ask. So, please spare me purchasing a particular camera based on just specs. Only because I've spent the last few days comparing specs and other stuff. So here goes...
I'm looking for a second FF body - going to be used for weddings, seniors, studio, engagements....typical photo-shoots.
I have a 5D MK II with plenty of incredible lenses to go around. 2 40d bodies I purchased back in 2007 that I use for going on vacation and any sports related job ( or where I don't want to burn the 5D shutter).
So here's what I'm looking at....and then why -
I've been looking on ebay at the Canon 1ds Mark III. It ranges from anywhere from 1,900 to 3,000. I know it's an older camera, however, here's what I like about it.
It too is a 21 mp camera, which means I will spend less time re-sizing images ( to match my 5D) as the 5D mark II is 21/22. Full Frame, great focusing system, completely weather sealed.
There are a lot of other awesome things about it, however, I would like people who have/had had/used their perspective as to whether or not it's worth the purchase vs. buying a 6d or even 5d mk III.
I'm only ever going to use it for stills. If I need a video camera, i'll use my 5d mk II or buy a small video camera. It's sole purpose is for stills.
For the price, I could buy a 6d or 5d MK III, however, I'm not really needing all of the bells and whistles the 5d MK III and 6D have. However, I will be moving to an area that has quite a bit more precipitation and would like a fully sealed camera, but am just not quite sure at the moment.
I have found 5D MK II's for half of the cost, however, I'm starting to feel what people have said about it's slow focusing and inconsistent autofocus. I've put up with it so far...and actually have gotten used to it...so I wouldn't mind another one.....
Like I mentioned, spare me the "buy a 5d MKII and spend the rest on lenses" bit. I have several L lenses and awesome primes that cover the gaumet of what I shoot. I'm just after a camera body. The 1dx is out of the question, but everything else is on the table.
I almost always get great responses, so I thought I would come here first before any other thread.