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Ideal choice for second body?
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:25:30 AM »
Hey everyone! I am on the hunt for a second body and I am unsure of what will be the best for the money. I currently shoot a 5DMK3 and have a 40D as a second/spare. I shoot weddings 99% of the time. Here are my options I am looking into:

1DMKIII
5DMKII
7D
Possibly a 60D since they are dirt cheap :-\

Im really leaning towards the 1DMKIII but I would like everyones input as well before making the decision. Thanks!
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Ideal choice for second body?
« on: October 06, 2012, 12:25:30 AM »

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Re: Ideal choice for second body?
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 01:05:35 AM »
Personally, I'd suggest the 1d mk3 unless you need that extra reach of 7d  :)
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Re: Ideal choice for second body?
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 01:39:41 AM »
Personally, I'd suggest the 1d mk3 unless you need that extra reach of 7d  :)

Likewise. As great of IQ the 5d2 can give, either 7D or 1d3, preferably the 1d3 which I'm betting will give you better IQ and much better overall ergonomics and AF.
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Re: Ideal choice for second body?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 02:55:47 AM »
1D mk III, isn't that the one with a APS-H sensor and 8 frames per second? Do you need speed in a wedding? and do you need the crop for anything that a 70-200 cannot cover? Given your list, I would actually opt for a used 1Ds MK III. It is an awsome camera, and was the flagship camera for full frame until the 1Dx was released.
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Re: Ideal choice for second body?
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 02:55:47 AM »