Upload & Sell: Off
This is my first post here although I have been reading the forum for maybe 4 years =). Wanted to have advice from the great people here.
I currently have 20D, 30D and 1D2 which I'm currently selling. I thought that I don't anymore need several cameras, but would be ok with just one. 1D2 has been the camera I've been using for past 2 years. When selling some of my gear I will end up with a budget of around 1k€. With that budget I could be getting following FF or APS-H bodies: 5D2, 1Ds2 or 1D3. Now the question would be, what would be the "best" upgrade from 1D2.
When I bought 1D2 I was doing some occasional birding, but I think my preference has shifted now a bit more towards kids (have girl just over 1 year). I do like to shoot some macro, again occasional birding, now kids, some landscape... basically a bit of everything =). What do you think would be the best upgrade for this type of shooting from 1D2? I have 17-40L, 50 1.8, 100L and 70-300L. I think most of the prints would be 4x6 and few rare would go as A4 size.
The way I see it:
1D3: Performance wise it is better than 1D2 in every aspect and adds live view, MA, sensor cleaning, new menu system, silent shutter and sensor cleaning.
1Ds2: FPS reduced to 5 FPS (not a deal breaker in my opinion), but adds more MP, bigger VF and FF. Maybe small enchancement in ISO from 1D2? Maybe a small advantage on having a bit higher count 1Ds2 would be possibility to exchange 17-40L to 24-70L and still keep within the budget.
5D2: FF, more MP, screen, MA, live view, sensor cleaning, a lot better ISO. But would maybe need to by vertical grip, has a lot less AF points (does everyone shoot "focus and recompose on 5D2?), less FPS and ofcourse not as good AF as 1D2.
If there is anyone who has made an upgrade from 1D2/1D2n to any of the above, could you share your experiences? And would shooting the kids on 5D2 be basically chasing them with center AF point only and doing the "focus and recompose"? And anyone owning a 1D series camera as only camera and shooting with it also during vacation time? Don't see the weight as the issue for myself here as I'm used to 1D2 already =).
Thanks for feedback!