01-18-2013 10:14 AM
As long as you have the appropriate lens(es) to fill the frame cropping isn't an issue. As good as a 600D might be it won't do some of the things a 1D2 does, especially if tracking a high speed object where accurate AF is required. At todays prices the move to a 1D2 or 2N isn't that big an expense & if it doesn't meet your needs there is still a very good chance you can sell it for very close to what you paid. No new body has such a low depreciation rate as the older pro bodies in todays market. My 1D2n will shoot thousands of frames at events this summer, and they won't need much cropping to use them as intended. I wouldn't however recommend buying the original 1D or 1Ds but the second versions of both are still very capable cameras.
01-18-2013 10:49 AM
I totally understand and agree with you in your points. What I was trying to express is why buy old technology when you can get better ones now. Like why not consider the 7D? Even a used one is under 1000
01-21-2013 12:51 PM
I would not do it. One thing Canon doesn't support the 1D Mk II any longer. What about batteries?
My best first choice would be to wait and save up enough for a 5D Mk II. There isn't anything wrong with your T3i until than.
Also what glass do you have?
01-22-2013 04:08 PM
01-23-2013 09:59 AM
The biggest reason to move from crop to full frame (OK, closer to full frame since it's 1.3 crop instead of 1.6) is for landscape photography.
That being said, looking at the lenses you have, I'm not sure the 1D MkII is where you should focus your attention.
As others have said, the 7D is a phenomonal camera, and instead of purchasing a secondary 1D MkII, I'd recommend taking that money (~$500 - $1000 at the moment, used, on eBay) and sell the T3i (also selling for ~$350-$500) and (so $850 on the lowest end) purchase the 7D with that money. You can use all the same lenses you have and you get the speed, and low light photography. What you don't get is the 1.3x crop factor, which means landscape will suffer a little, but it's not that bad. Just look at a wider lens for the crop.
01-23-2013 10:24 PM
Some good logic in that last message. The 7D & my 1D2n were VERY close in AF ability & FPS, and the 7D has a few more features plus a lot more pixels. There are pro's & cons to both purchases.
01-23-2013 12:21 AM
01-27-2013 11:32 AM