I am looking at potentially getting this camera in the near future. How is the image quality compared to the 5d II that I ALREADY OWN? I think it gets overlooked a lot in these forums....and it is several years old.
But if I can find one for a great price, wouldn't it be worth it to splurge and get one? Also, the much older 1D Mark III (10.1 MP) can be had for very cheap. Maybe it would be a charmer if I sell my only Nikon body, the D7000.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. BTW, I mainly do street photography and landscape. But I plan on starting to photograph surfers in the next few months.
I traded my 7D for 1DMKIV last year and am very happy with the move. I have 5DMKII that is a nice compliment to 1DMKIV... I leave the 1DMKIV behind when I know I wont shoot any action. For action, I'll have both on me and use the 5DMKII only for my secondary lens choice when stuff gets crazy (ideally the 2nd body would be either 5DMKIII with better AF\FPS or another 1DMKIV or get IDX and demote IDMKIV to secondary
Anywho... as others have said, its not that old and has met all of my expectations. The iso 12,800 stuff is just amazing... 10 FPS with great AF differentiates it from the 7D. That said, I wouldnt be surprised to see the 7DmkII go after similar capabilites (the 7D was better than the 1DmkIII if I recall... lots of people are happy with 7D instead of 1DmkIV too... it's just your personal\professional pain point).
As for surfers... I used the 1DmkIV last Nov at the ASP Rip Curl in SF. The 10 FPS bursts were pretty cool
. Take a look if you like (www.jmhpics.com
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Hope this helps...
Final comment to keep in mind... *generally speaking*... $4k in really good glass will probably improve your photos more than a $4k body will (holding everything equal). After your glass is top-shelf, then dable in better bodies (and keep in mind, the glass will retain\appreaciate whereas the body will depreciate with newer tech coming out).