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| p.1 #1 · Need replace Backup 5DIII, 1D IV, 6D, 70 D????? |
I have sold one backup camera (1 DIII) , and traded the other (7D). My main body is a 5DIII. I wanted, or thought I wanted a 1D IV. However, with the Canon Loyalty program offering 5DIII's for 2379. I am finding it hard to give the prices that I am finding, when I do find a 1D IV,
It looks like they are few and far between on the B & S and going for about 2800.00 or more.
I found one used at B & H for 3250, condition 8 plus.
Adorama, 3,399.00 for an excellent.
When reading thru the general consensus on here, it appears the 5DIII slightly gets the nod from most. Which, of course makes it even harder to pay that much more for a 1D IV, not to mention the 1 year warranty with the refurbished 5DIII.
Also, in the pro column would be more MP, same controls on both cameras and I do like the smaller size for my handsize.
The reason for wanting the 1DIV was FPS, since I like to shoot action, 1.3 crop for reach, better water proofing, better battery. As well, as just perhaps other strengths from the 5DIII for variety. I am thinking the 1.3 crop advantage is probably negated by the difference in MP between the 2.
The only other cameras I have considered are the 6D and the 70D. I think I would like their size for traveling, but
it doesn't appear the 6d would do well as a backup or second camera for sports and not sure about the 70D yet.
Before I grab another 5DIII I would appreciate input and others thoughts.
I like to shoot kids sports, (nothing above HS), wildlife, landscapes, portraits, and events. I am retired from working in technology and I do a little work for pay upon request only, but mostly I shoot for enjoyment. MP are important to me, I like to be able to crop heavily or I would have kept the 1DIII.
Thanks for any input, I know I am over thinking this, but don't want to end up selling something else because it doesn't suite my needs. I really want to buy something and be done with it and don't want to be without a backup for long.