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Apr 15, 2018 17:57 |  #1

Must be 5 yrs since I have posted in here but at present I am having a dilemma where I really want a 1Dx.
In the UK we have a company which trades in kits so to swap but it will cost me an excellent condition 5DmkIII along with an excellent condition 1DsmkIII, and a 600 ex rt Speedlite.
As I say I think I need a 1Dx but is the trade worth it? 18mp camera for two mint 20mp+ cameras and speed lite.




  
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Apr 15, 2018 19:34 |  #2

What can you do with the 1Dx that you can't do with the 5DmkIII, 1DsmkIII and a 600EX RT? What will you gain with the trade? What will you lose with the trade in terms of what you can create for photos? Are you actually using the Speedlite?

They're tools, nothing more, nothing less. You know the condition of your current equipment. You know how you use it. What's the condition of the 1Dx? Have you seen that specific one for trade? Have you used it? "18mp camera for two mint 20mp+ cameras and speed lite" sounds like someone else may be getting a good deal.


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Apr 16, 2018 15:31 |  #3

Just been one of those, I gotta have one kinda things,
I felt the same with my current kit a few years ago. I am sure the itch will pass.




  
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Apr 16, 2018 17:21 |  #4

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stu wrote in post #18607507 (external link)
18mp camera for two mint 20mp+ cameras and speed lite.

I don't understand what the number of pixels has to do with anything. . The monetary value of a digital camera is not based upon the number of pixels it has. . Is there a reason why you mentioned pixel counts?

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Just been one of those, I gotta have one kinda things,
I felt the same with my current kit a few years ago. I am sure the itch will pass.

"Gotta have one" ?

"Itch will pass" ?

I think that everything we do, and all the decisions we make, should be based on facts, logic, and reason. . Yet the things you say seem to be based on feelings, which should usually be ignored when making decisions about entirely practical items such as tools and machines.


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Apr 16, 2018 17:33 |  #5

Doing a quick 'n dirty internet pricing compare, those 3 items in top condition add up to around 3398 in the used market and the 1Dx clocks in around 3392.

Cost wise, that seems a relatively straight and even trade. Use wise, I'm curious whether there's any real upside to you in going through the whole process, though. The 5DIII and 1DsIII are very capable cameras and it can be handy to have multiple bodies on hand vs one body only...

Sort of seems like a lot of work for not much gain without more info on what the upgrade would net you.


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Apr 18, 2018 09:15 |  #6

What kind of photography do you shoot?


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Apr 18, 2018 17:50 |  #7

As AlanU said "What kind of photography do you shoot?".

If you are a landscaper then a 5D3/1DS3 will do just fine, portraits/people are not my thing but I would expect the 5D3/1DS3 to be excellent for this sort of thing.

However if Wildlife is your bag then a 1DX is markedly better than either of the above models.

It is all down to what you need!


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