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$$$ aside, why would one choose a 1DX over a 5DMK3?

 
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Mar 07, 2012 15:44 |  #31

I'm going to sell my 1Div and my 5Dii for the 1Dx.


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Mar 08, 2012 04:39 |  #32

John_T wrote in post #14044675 (external link)
iTR seems to be misunderstood or under estimated. Imagine you can AI Servo track a cheetah, a car or a player in the pack, pick your moment then ZAP, the shot you were always waiting for..

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What's interesting is Canon only claim it to be the most advanced system you can get in a Canon, so what system's AF is better?


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Mar 08, 2012 06:04 |  #33

john5189 wrote in post #14048335 (external link)
What's interesting is Canon only claim it to be the most advanced system you can get in a Canon, so what system's AF is better?

The AF systems of the 1DX and the 5D3 are the same, however the 1DX has EOS iTR for AI Servo tracking in addition. Read this:

http://learn.usa.canon​.com …_multiple_af_po​ints.shtml (external link)

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Mar 09, 2012 18:33 |  #34

Speed is really the only reason. The MkIII is the new 1Ds.




  
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Mar 10, 2012 13:55 |  #35

Häakon wrote in post #14058742 (external link)
Speed is really the only reason. The MkIII is the new 1Ds.

Some differ.

ISO, AF accuracy, frame rate, etc. ....

Approx. $7,000 as opposed to $3,500? .... There better be a BIG difference. :confused:

Seems as though, when it comes to an all-in-one DSLR/Video, the 5DMKII embarrassed the 1 series recently, based on sales. I'm thinking this might be why they condensed their model line-up?

Frame rate does little for me .... but ISO & AF speed/accuracy will make me drop the piggy.

If the 1DX was 22+ mp, it would be a no brainer. Canon confuses me when they don't give their customers what they want.

IF YOU DONT WANT LARGE FILES, EVEN THOUGH YOUR CAMERA CAN DO THEM, CHANGE THE QUALITY SETTINGS IN THE MENU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:


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Mar 10, 2012 18:12 |  #36

Mark II wrote in post #14062813 (external link)
Some differ.

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Frame rate does little for me .... but ISO & AF speed/accuracy will make me drop the piggy.

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Yep.


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Mar 10, 2012 18:38 |  #37

I shoot sports and I have to purchase all my own gear. I would like to have any lens I want at my disposal, that might be true with big magazines or newspapers, but most of us have to spend our own money. If any of you want to lend me your 200 f/2, or 500mm or 800mm, I'll give you my social number and you can claim me as a "spoiled" dependent.


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Mar 10, 2012 18:41 |  #38

Higgs Boson wrote in post #14044730 (external link)
I'm going to sell my 1Div and my 5Dii for the 1Dx.

I put a deposit on a pre-order for the 1Dx.

I already sold my 5D2, and am looking at the 7D's to decide which one to blow our first.

However, I may not take possession of the 1Dx when it comes in.

I am consider a huge leap over to Medium Format Digital.

I do a lot of MF film now, and I feel that a move to MF digital is a more natural move for me.

Yeah it is expensive, but relative to the 1Dx not really all that much more.




  
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Mar 10, 2012 19:30 |  #39

Mark II wrote in post #14062813 (external link)
IF YOU DONT WANT LARGE FILES, EVEN THOUGH YOUR CAMERA CAN DO THEM, CHANGE THE QUALITY SETTINGS IN THE MENU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

The pixel count is not for smaller file size, it's for larger pixel size.


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Mar 10, 2012 21:29 |  #40

Higgs Boson wrote in post #14064213 (external link)
The pixel count is not for smaller file size, it's for larger pixel size.

I stand corrected ... but I was refering to those unhappy with the files taking up space on a hard drive. Am I correct in thinking along those lines?


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Mar 10, 2012 22:07 |  #41

I have a 7d and a 5D Mark II. There would be no reason to buy the 5D Mark III. It doesn't appear to offer any significant image quality increase (certainly not anywhere near the ballpark of the recent Nikons) and it's $1500 more than my 5D Mark II. If you are going to shell out lots of money just go with a used 1D Mark IV. You will probably get about the same image quality and a camera that is built well and probably not have the noise banding that the 5dM3 already appears to have...


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Mar 10, 2012 22:08 |  #42

Mark II wrote in post #14064649 (external link)
I stand corrected ... but I was refering to those unhappy with the files taking up space on a hard drive. Am I correct in thinking along those lines?

Yes, the file size will also be smaller. If your computer is not powerful enough to handle a 22 MP file than I am not so sure it is all that awesome with an 18, however....;)


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Mar 10, 2012 22:51 |  #43

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So you don't think working photographers have to ever do a cost / benefit analisys?

Ever seen the gear of a real working sports shooter in person? Do you have any idea what kind of real-world abuse that gear goes through?

You think a "prosumer" camera would survive that kind of abuse?

Pros feed, clothe and shelter themselves off the fruits of their gear. They don't have cushy day jobs where one can afford to just not shoot today because they don't feel like it or because they have a hang nail.

Their stuff has to work first time, every time so if they can actually swing the very best (and many can't actually, lot of 1DMkIIs still knocking around out there) then they'll get the very best.

That's not "spoiled." That's necessity. Actually needing something and not just wanting it because they have more money than brains or think that the key to photography is buying new gear.

Try football in a pouring rain storm or drag racing covered in un-burnt fuel or baseball in the middle of summer when it's 130 degrees on the field and then come on back and we'll talk about spoiled. :rolleyes:

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Mar 10, 2012 23:32 |  #44

john5189 wrote in post #14034891 (external link)
Why the flash battery pack is $200 is beyond me when it cost less than $10 to make.

As an industrial designer...I can say it would surprise you how much these things actually cost to produce. I'm not saying they aren't making a hefty margin off flash battery packs, but actual cost (including supportive cost) is most likely well above 10 dollars...




  
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Mar 14, 2012 10:39 |  #45

If you have a 1DX on b/o from Adorama, I've JUST been told that the final price will be$6,799.00



  
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