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Why are you buying the 1D X?

 
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Jul 10, 2012 21:56 |  #16

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for people who shoot 12 fps, RAW or JPG?

14fps RAW if you unlock the secret menu ;)


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Jul 10, 2012 22:03 |  #17

The 1DX does 14fps in jpeg, one-shot AF and with the mirror locked up...


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Jul 10, 2012 22:46 as a reply to  @ FlyingPhotog's post |  #18

Honestly, if you have to try and justify to yourself why you need it, you probably don't.

The target demographic who will buy this camera are users that won't think for a second about using the 5DIII in their shooting situations.

The robustness, accuracy, and speed of the 1 series is only for the most demanding of professionals. This is coming from owning 3 1 series bodies, soon to be 4 :P

To the point, the 5 and 7 series will get you 90% of those critical shots. But when you're in a situation where you absolutely NEED to get THAT shot, no other camera is going to maximize you chances more than a 1 series.




  
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Jul 11, 2012 02:41 |  #19

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Honestly, if you have to try and justify to yourself why you need it, you probably don't.

The target demographic who will buy this camera are users that won't think for a second about using the 5DIII in their shooting situations.

The robustness, accuracy, and speed of the 1 series is only for the most demanding of professionals. This is coming from owning 3 1 series bodies, soon to be 4 :P

To the point, the 5 and 7 series will get you 90% of those critical shots. But when you're in a situation where you absolutely NEED to get THAT shot, no other camera is going to maximize you chances more than a 1 series.

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Jul 11, 2012 07:27 |  #20

MaxExposure wrote in post #14699912 (external link)
Honestly, if you have to try and justify to yourself why you need it, you probably don't.

The target demographic who will buy this camera are users that won't think for a second about using the 5DIII in their shooting situations.

The robustness, accuracy, and speed of the 1 series is only for the most demanding of professionals. This is coming from owning 3 1 series bodies, soon to be 4 :P

To the point, the 5 and 7 series will get you 90% of those critical shots. But when you're in a situation where you absolutely NEED to get THAT shot, no other camera is going to maximize you chances more than a 1 series.

In theory only; not in practice. My 5d3 is more accurate and consistent than my 1D4. One might say that is because it is newer technology. In that case, in low light ai servo my old 5D2 would lock on with the center point when the 1d4 would not. The only way the series helps get the shot is having machine gun mode (which I like). However, timing is even better if you are shooting something that can be be predicted.


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Jul 11, 2012 16:52 |  #21

jase1125 wrote in post #14699192 (external link)
Do you have proof or is that purely speculation? I suspect the latter.

That is a silly question as you read I am not planning to upgrade. You can bet your bottom dollar there are reasons for the 1DX being as expensive as it is beyond weather sealing and grip. But since you sound like a happy 5D3 owner I won't try to argue otherwise.




  
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Jul 11, 2012 17:12 |  #22

HKGuns wrote in post #14703522 (external link)
That is a silly question as you read I am not planning to upgrade. You can bet your bottom dollar there are reasons for the 1DX being as expensive as it is beyond weather sealing and grip. But since you sound like a happy 5D3 owner I won't try to argue otherwise.

No I didn't read you weren't upgrading. Sure there are other reasons why the 1dx is better. I only questioned the validity of the statement the AF is significantly better. All the reports I have read indicate their performance is similar. yes I am happy with the 5DIII but if I could justify the expense of a 1dx then I would buy it. I may end up purchasing it yet.


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Jul 11, 2012 21:12 |  #23

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #14699737 (external link)
The 1DX does 14fps in jpeg, one-shot AF and with the mirror locked up...

interesting, i'll check it out on one of ur 1dXs tomorrow


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Jul 13, 2012 17:15 |  #24

My 1DIV is way more camera than I will ever need or know how to use.

But that isn't going to stop me from getting the new 1DX.

As good as the 5DIII is and it is darn good, it's not a 1 Series.

Just look at the shadows on the 5 and push it a bit. Even at ISO 100 the banding is sickening. That is and was the deal breaker for me. Read the review/comparison on DPReview with the Nikon D800. My 5DII had bad banding that drove me crazy. I tend to underexpose and even a 1 stop increase in exposure in LR revealed banding.

I've never seen that on any 1 Series and I've owned the 1DSII, III and now IV.

As to feel and handling, add on grips are just not the same.




  
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Jul 13, 2012 18:34 |  #25

I'm getting mine to keep the 7D owners at bay.


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Jul 13, 2012 18:53 |  #26

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As good as the 5DIII is and it is darn good, it's not a 1 Series.

Just look at the shadows on the 5 and push it a bit. Even at ISO 100 the banding is sickening. That is and was the deal breaker for me. Read the review/comparison on DPReview with the Nikon D800. My 5DII had bad banding that drove me crazy. I tend to underexpose and even a 1 stop increase in exposure in LR revealed banding.

I've never seen that on any 1 Series and I've owned the 1DSII, III and now IV.

As to feel and handling, add on grips are just not the same.

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Jul 14, 2012 02:34 |  #27

I already got 5D3 and have learned about 1DX especially with:
1) Pro body
2) superb AF system
3) best color rendition
4) 12fps (or 14fps)
5) FF
If I can afford I won't hesitate to buy one. :)


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Jul 14, 2012 08:27 as a reply to  @ post 14699688 |  #28

Im currently shooting with a pair of 1D mkIV - and they still meet my needs, they are a great camera, and i am very happy with them.

but this last week i have had a sample 1DX to play with, and i love it.
i love the double CF slots, the second 8way stick, the feel of the big back buttons, the redesigned grip (which feels more like a Nikon, which i personally like) the extra AF points, the new menu system, the excellent AF tracking

I didnt really notice the loss of "reach" with the 70-200 but did notice the extra width in the 16-35

Im not going to rush out and buy one, but will be a happy little vegemite when work issues me one.

I may eventually purchase one, but am still happy with the MK4


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Jul 14, 2012 08:32 |  #29

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Im not going to rush out and buy one, but will be a happy little vegemite when work issues me one.

A Vegemite Sandwich, as Men at Work said? Yowser!!!!! :lol: ;)




  
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Jul 14, 2012 08:33 |  #30

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You, sir, are obviously a genius. Anyone who agrees with me must be. ;) :lol:

BTW, if your mom was right (in your signature), I'd already be blind long ago. :lol:




  
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