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Subject: Re: 2nd body - 1DX or 5D Mark III? Date: 3/6/2013 9:37 AM
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Why not mount the 28-70 on the 1D IV? BTW if you can get the 24-70 II F2.8 it is amazing. Canon really nailed it with this lens.

The 5D III is amazing especially for the money.. If you get the 1DX you will want to use it for the action stuff, it really nails focus even more precisely than the 1D IV, believe it or not. Mount the 70-200 f2.8 II on the 1DX or 5D3 and the new focusing algorithms kick in and you will see a better keeper rate and tacker sharp focus. Has to be experienced to know what I am talking about.

So you can't go wrong either way, but if you get a 1DX you will want to use it for the action and the 1D IV for the "getting ready stuff".

Carrying two cameras is a real pain. When I did weddings it got in the way more than it was useful; however if there was someplace nearby I could get the 2nd body down and grab it when needed, that worked very well.

One last thing, the 1-series interface is very similar between the 4 and the X, the 5D3 is completely different. Switching back and for between the cameras and changing settings will be frustrating. If you have the funds a 1DX with 70-200 II and 1D4 with your 28-70 would be the way I would go personally. This is an expensive change!
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