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

 
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Mar 15, 2012 08:05 |  #46

HelenOster wrote in post #14084807 (external link)
If you have a 1DX on b/o from Adorama, I've JUST been told that the final price will be$6,799.00

Maybe that is the real answer to the question? Thanks, Helen. :D

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Jun 18, 2012 01:28 as a reply to  @ Mark II's post |  #47

Look, I had to join in here... I'll give you one big FAT reason that I should and will have a 1dx over a 5dmk3. Better build and reliability! As a wedding photographer who regularly sells 10k wedding packages I need to be sure I'm getting the best performance out of a camera body. It makes no sense for me not to upgrade to the best for my clients who pay for the best images the industry has to offer.

Multiple CF cards? I know the 5dmk3 has this but I want CF not SD or whatever it offers.

The fact that I can rely on this camera to work without a flash in case I need to is invaluable. There have been times where I would have given anything to be able to get a shot as I see it without a flash and the 1dx gives this flexibility with it's better ISO performance and tracking in low light. This is going to be a given. I think some of you are so far into you own worlds that you lose sight of what it's like to work on a totally different level and attitude.

I agree for some guys this camera is a waste of money but I'm 100% sure that for others it's a friggin no brainer.




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Jun 18, 2012 02:24 |  #48

Better AF metering and spot metering based on AF point selection.

Better weather sealing

it has an X in the name, must be cooler


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Jun 18, 2012 05:36 |  #49

Gregg.Siam wrote in post #14594157 (external link)
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it has an X in the name, must be cooler

Best reason I've seen yet! :D


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Jun 18, 2012 05:57 |  #50

i'll choose 1dx over the 5dmark3 is because it's bigger


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Jun 18, 2012 06:03 |  #51

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well i guess the speed and weather sealing?

Same here.In fact,if I cannot own a 1D MKIV,I would defenitely choose a 1DX over a 5D MKIII even with the price difference.Actually,ev​en if I had the 1DX already,I still would choose the 1D MKIV over the 5D MKIII as I need it's cropped sensor features.




  
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Jun 18, 2012 08:51 |  #52

iLvision wrote in post #14033907 (external link)
Because proffesional sports photographers can get any EF glass Canon produces without thinking twice. I call that spoiledism.

Uh...

Even residential contractors who make a respectable but un-extravegant living must have a significant investment in equipment - trucks, ladders, scaffolding, tools, skid steers, mixers etc. All of this adds up to a much larger investment than a 1Dx and a whole bag full of "L" primes but they don't take as much @#$% as working pro photogs who work with good gear. Probably because replacing the siding on the house next door isn't as an attractive of a hobby as photography so you don't attract jealous, gear-lusting amateurs or semi-pro's.

Oh, and just to be clear, I'm a gear lusting hobbyist. :)


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Jun 18, 2012 08:55 |  #53

chongkiat wrote in post #14594486 (external link)
i'll choose 1dx over the 5dmark3 is because it's bigger

That's what she said.


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Jun 18, 2012 23:19 |  #54

I just love the defense of the 1DX. I almost placed an order for one tonight.
You guys almost got me...maybe later though, just maybe.


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Jun 18, 2012 23:24 |  #55

KRUSH wrote in post #14599049 (external link)
I just love the defense of the 1DX. I almost placed an order for one tonight.
You guys almost got me...maybe later though, just maybe.

There's no defending...

If you aren't sure you need a 1DX, you don't need a 1DX...


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Jun 19, 2012 00:03 |  #56

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If you aren't sure you need a 1DX, you don't need a 1DX...

Right.... but as an amateur, I probably don't really need a camera either. It's not to say I wouldn't like to replace my 5D2 with a camera that works well in very low light or can take really bad weather.

If I do bite the bullet, I'll be keeping my 1D4. The single thing that stayed my hand (and credit card) is the dim prospect of a slower-but-higher-resolution camera within the next 12 months.


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Jun 19, 2012 01:53 |  #57

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14599066 (external link)
If you aren't sure you need a 1DX, you don't need a 1DX...

I'm actually quite sure I don't 'need' a 1Dx, but after getting a chance to try one out last week, I really, really want one.

All of the naysayers will be silenced once the 1Dx starts shipping in volume, and people start to get their hands on them.




  
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Jun 19, 2012 02:58 |  #58

Well, right now I will take a 5D MK III, because the 1DX is not available! Who really knows how the 1DX will perform without a hands on session or two. Maybe I'm crazy, but we are comparing apples to oranges here. The 5D MK III wins hands down! Plus, it's somewhat available, which cannot be said of the 1DX.. But, when it's released, a person can dream though. :) I want to let the ole' boy rip off a couple 12 fps bursts.

EDIT: I see some persons that commented the test is incomplete until it, the 1DX actually launches.




  
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