cfargo said:briansquibb said:dilbert said:To look at this another way, Nikon can sell a 2xTC with their 600mm f/4, giving someone a 1200mm lens at f/8 that works on their top of the line DSLR. Canon does not have anything functional to compete with that.
Quick - buy a 1D4 and keep the f/8 for the 600+2x
Price of used 1Ds3 has started to come down - I am mighty tempted to buy a low actuation body for £2500/c $3800 and sell the 2x7D and 5DII which would pay for it.
I know many that no longer use their 1Ds3 preferring to use their 5D2 instead. Some of these are Canon Explorers of Light. If you’re shooting something that needs speed, then go with the 1D4 otherwise the 5D2 for portraiture and landscapes. Just my 2 cents.
There is so much better with the 1Ds3 - like the AF and high iso etc
I know that lots dont like the size and weight of the 1 series, but they are fine for me
I have decided to go with the 1Ds3 and keep the 5DII as well, so just need to sell the two 7Ds