How many of you guys here have upgraded to the Canon 1DX from the 1D MKIV and never regretted it?And why?
I bought it and sent the 1D X back. The camera has many problems. For one thing I do not think it is natural to be able to take pictures at such a high ISO. God made noise to be viewed as noise. We shouldn't tamper with that. Also I miss the 3mp drop from the old 1Ds III. When pixel peeping at 300x on my 30" monitor I can really start to see the lack of resolution and this bugs me. The high frame rate sounds great in theory, and the improved AF system but together they create more work. Several years ago it was very easy to sort out the non keepers from the keepers, they were obvious. With the 1D X I would have to sort through hundreds of near identical pictures that are equally in focus. I could have lived with one of these problems, but taking all of them together I decided to send the 1D X back.
Thanks PackLight! Wow, I had not considered this very awkward aspect of the 1DX. Too high a "keeper" rate means editing & post-pro hell. I think I'll just switch AF off altogether, super-glue the drive setting to one-shot and enjoy the hugely reduced PP.