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Re: Planning to upgrade my 70D

@idanidan123 wrote:
And what about the 7D and 7D Mark 2?

If I wanted to dip into the 1D series, the only older bodies I would consider purchasing are the 1Ds Mk III and the 1D Mk IV.  Given a choice between those two bodies, I would go for the 1D Mk IV, despite the higher resolution of a 1Ds Mk III.  




The 1D4 has a higher frame rate, and a much wider ISO range.  The 1D Series has good in-camera image capturing, due to the multiple CPUs in the camera bodies.  This was shot with a 1D4 and a EF 35mm f/2 IS USM.




I would pass on the 7D, not unless you needed to replace your current body if it stopped working.  The 7D2 is an excellent body, which excels at fast action photography.  It is definitely an improvement over the 70D.  The 80D is also an improvement over the 70D, and it just may be a bigger improvement in IQ than a 7D2.  


When you want to “upgrade” your camera body, just make sure that it is technological leap forward.  A better lens with your current body will do more to improve your shots and image quality than a new body with your current lenses.  This is true of nearly any camera body, not just your 70D.


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Re: Planning to upgrade my 70D

Got it, thank you!
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