Upload & Sell: Off
....and tell me to stop being a spoiled brat
So here's the deal. I posted a while back (last week of October) that I wanted to switch to Canon for my wedding work. I still do. I would have done it already, but shortly after I posted my plans, my whole area got destroyed by one pissed off Hurricane. My backyard is the beach, luckily my house is on a hill, otherwise I'd be homeless right now. Everything around me got destroyed though.
So anyways, I've been using this added time to think rationally about my switch to Canon. I had initially planned to get a 1DX and a 5D Mark II as a backup (I'd never use it actively, I hate using two cameras, it would only sit in a bag until the shit eventually hit the fan one day, although I'd be hoping that day never came)
But the more I think about it, I'm thinking it really makes more sense to just go with two 5D Mark III's with grips like most people pointed out in the original thread. I initially wanted the 1DX because I love full sized pro bodies, the weather sealing is great, the frames per second would come in handy in certain situations on engagement shoots, etc, and I often did nature photography (although I have a lot less time for it now) I still do a lot of landscape work in my spare time though, where the Mark III would be better than the 1DX. Plus, the silent mode on the 5D III is really nice.
I'm a primes guy, so for lenses, I would be getting:
Sigma 35 (I'm usually a Canon/Nikon snob, but all accounts say the siggy is amazing, so why not!)
...and a 600RT Flash
I'm confident I could do an entire wedding with just a 35 and 85, so anything besides that is just gravy to me. I'd likely add some more lenses very soon after anyway, just for fun playing with some nice Canon lenses.
So here's the thing. If I sell all my Nikon stuff now (D3s, D700 backup, lenses, etc.) I could get all of that (2x 5D Mark III's + lenses) immediately, and it would be nearly exactly even $$$ wise, wouldn't have to pay a penny more than what I already have invested. If I really want the 1DX, I'd have to pay about $2k more over my current setup and use a 5D Mark II as backup for now.
The only thing that kind of concerns me is that I hear the 85L focuses slower with the 5D bodies that it does with the 1D series, does that still hold true for the Mark III? If so, that could be a big justification for the 1DX. Plus, it seems a shame to let a Mark III just sit in a bag not being used, even though it would make using it during a "shit hit the fan and I need my backup" situation much easier. Plus, I like the in camera HDR feature and I like the resolution the Mark III offers, its perfect....not too little, not too much.
I don't know...my brain keeps saying "Get the 5D Mark III's you moron, the hell with paying more!", but my emotions keep saying "Get the 1DX, why don't you want the best camera Canon offers right now you fool?!"
Someone slap some sensibility into me and tell me to stop being a 1DX fanboy please!