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| p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · My next Canon camera: 1Dx mark II or 5D mark IV |
I am deciding on a new Canon body. This is my first gear related post, I am pretty new here. Have been a Canon guy for a very long time. Biggest reason is I like the lenses. I currently have a alpha7RII and a 1Ds mark II. The 1Dx is old tech - yes - but it still works and creates great portraits and various other things. The Sony takes care of interiors and architecture stuff.
Update: I just swapped the Sony for a 5Ds, as explained below.
What I miss is a camera that will enable me to do whatever I want to explore next in photography. My interest is going all over the place. Wildlife, sports (gyms and cycling lights too), events, studio, macro, commercial (I make some money with photography on the side, but I am definitely an amateur), some video, who knows. I am prepared to spend some decent cash and I look for some advice here. You see I have not bothered with latest tech for many years because I was so happy with my 1Ds mark II.
In fact, I believe in the robustness and durability of the 1D series as this body is still running strong after 13 years.
I want to buy a new/current camera so I can forget about my gear and focus on photography for the next decade.
Basically my strong preference is the current 1D series, the 1Dx mark II, for the reasons listed. Durability, versatility, reliability. I want a camera that can grow with me to any changing photo interests I may have or develop. I want it to last very long and to perform. Period. I have the cash, no issues. However, after roaming around this forum for a few weeks, the 5D mark IV keeps popping up in topics and there are very good stories about it.
So my main question here today is “what will I miss out if I get the 1Dx mark II and not the 5D mark IV”? What kind of subjects would you prefer to go 5D mark IV instead of 1Dx mark II?
Edited on Apr 18, 2017 at 10:54 AM · View previous versions