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The thing about the Holidays and December(in the USA) is this....people are in the buying mood/mode for large ticket items.  Canon (and retailers) know these well documented buying behaviors/attitudes.  A price drop for the 1dx and 5d3 would totally make sense IMO. 

Also...December is that month where a business owner or manager might have a little extra money in the budget that can (or must) be spent before year end..."spend it or lose it" happens in business...very common. 


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Just look at 1D IV price history:



Personally I don't see any reasons to wait. It's not about a thousand of dollars, it can be just 2-3 hundreds, but is that something you are going to wait for?

This 1d4 history chart that you show is partly why I have this concern....the price dropped about 4-6 months after release, just in time for the holidays. 

Saving $200-$300 is not my concern, it's a drop to $5999 within the next few months that concerns me.   Before you say "not gonna happen", just remember that the 5d3 was available for $2999 from reputable dealers in the past few weeks.  (and I believe will be available again at that price for the holidays)  And that was a 15% drop ($3500 to $2999)   A 15% drop in the 1dX put's it at roughly $5999. 

That's $800 and the reason for my concern.   I know it's probably wishful thinking...but there's nothing wrong with that, right?

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Looking to buy a 1dx but wondering about a price drop for the holidays.  Does anybody remember from past experience how long after release the 1 series bodies price declined?

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vancouver zombie walk with 1DX  EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II with PP

AI servro was amazing, most of the shots were focused on eyes



more on my flickr

http://www.flickr.com/photos/juicyzeus

oh lord...that is freak'n awesome.  nice job

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holy sh$t!  these pics are jaw dropping great!  very well done.  i'm shooting a 5d3 but have been hoping the 1dx price will come down to $6k so I can make the upgrade.  I might have missed it but....WHAT LENS?

larry....these shots are just phenomenal!  congrats to you and thanks for sharing. 

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Lenses / Re: About to buy the 135L, and then saw this....
« on: November 04, 2012, 11:54:02 PM »
As for their lens reviews -- what I don't like about their lens reviews, as I stated previously, is that an attempt to summarize lens performance with a single number (or even three numbers) is likely to be unsuccesful.

That's only a consequence of the real problem. It's their "measurements" that are so incompetent it's almost unbelievable--e.g. the 17-85 kit-lens is "measured" as sharper across the field than the 300L, both mounted on a 7D. Check their resolution maps, MTF charts, whatever, it's all there.

Another example of why I don't trust dxo's scores...good point straub.   

I came back to this post to say that I decided to return the 135f2 (within the 30 days return window) because the IQ just isn't any better than my 70-2002.8ii, except for slightly better bokeh.( i spent considerable time shooting both at 135 and studying the results)It does have the f2 advantage but I found the 70-200 zoom much more useful for my needs, and therefore it was too redundant.

Another surprise...I also found the AF to be more accurate and quicker using the 70-200.  My hit rate was higher with the 70-200(sports). I'm wondering if that is normal, or if others have had a similar experience? 

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5D MK III Sample Images / Re: 5D MK III Images
« on: November 03, 2012, 06:16:48 PM »
i have Canon 5D MK II, what is the difference between MK II & MK III anyway?

To summarize, here's what I've known so far.

1.  PRICE - a lot
2.  AF - a lot
3.  ISO - almost 1 stop
4.  FPS - 2 more
5.  Silent shutter
6.  Better noise reduction on 5D3
7. 61 pt AF vs 9 pt
8. HDR Modes
9. AEB configurable from 3-9
10. AF with F8 lenses (coming soon)
11. And ofcourse the I   ;)

I'ver wrote this before in other posts on this subject....in 5  years if you go to sell each one, you'll get about $1000 more for the 5d3...imo.  this negates the price factor a bit.  of course if you're buying it for the long haul than this doesn't matter too much because they'll both be worth very little in 10 years.

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1D X Sample Images / Re: Any Thing shot with a 1Dx
« on: November 01, 2012, 04:28:51 AM »
From Monday, Black Bear cub chewing on a stick: 1D X and 500mm L II: ISO 1600, F5.6 @ 1/250 sec.

Nice shots...where did you shoot the horses, and the bear?

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:32:31 PM »
Hah, last May I predicted $3,000 by Christmas for the 5d3 at an authorized retailer.

Those waiting for a price drop, this is it...the price won't go much lower for another year.

2013 Christmas - $2799.

Agree, unless all hell breaks loose around the globe (which it could), I think the price will settle just under 3K for a while.  Next spring, next Christmastime, who knows.

So, I did what I wasn't going to do until next year, I gave Canon some money today--pulled the trigger on the 5D3.


Cngrats...you'll love it.   
Also...a wise man told me once.."keep the faith, the other way is no way to live"


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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 29, 2012, 07:25:33 PM »
I disagree that buying early and paying more is generally a bad option.  It is a personal choice, which can have a lot of value - either in making money with the camera or for personal use.

If the price is $500 less now after 7 months, was it worth having the camera for $71 a month?  Most th
at purchased it when first released would say yes.
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Agree papa...ive spentb$500 on a lot of stuff over the years that have not given me this level of enjoyment.

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Pricewatch Deals / Re: The 5D Mark II & 5D Mark III Get Cheaper
« on: October 29, 2012, 05:56:04 AM »
Hah, last May I predicted $3,000 by Christmas for the 5d3 at an authorized retailer.

Those waiting for a price drop, this is it...the price won't go much lower for another year.

2013 Christmas - $2799.


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Canon General / Re: Why you should take your camera to family Weddings
« on: October 27, 2012, 04:16:25 AM »
DCM, had you been at my first wedding it may have been my only one.

I had a personal friend take the photo's, he was quite talented and very excited about being asked. Some two weeks after the wedding I asked how long the photo's would take, he sheepishly backed away whilst telling me that he hadn't had enough money to buy any film ( 1980) so there were none. I asked the obvious questions, he explained he was too embarrassed to ask for money for the film and yes we did all the shots you would have expected. I then spent days calling everyone who was there trying to scrounge up some pictures and we ended up with around 10 or so. Needless to say the marriage ended as it started in disappointment and upset, so my advice would always be, if you have a camera, take it as you just never know what might happen.

What a crap friend

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EOS Bodies / Re: Is 22Mpx Really Enough?!!!
« on: October 27, 2012, 03:48:14 AM »
You are answering your self, film is film and sensor are sensors. And a old CCD are a old CCD, and today there are a big difference between  MF sensors and SLR
did you read Lars Kjellberg article
everything is  not black or white and you have some trouble to understand that , and you have a habit of presenting everything you say as truth without analyzing the situation

35mm, medium-format, or large format?

A large format negative does not have to be enlarged as much as a 35 mm negative, and the results are therefore much sharper. Most photographers would agree on that. However, our test shows that 35 mm can be almost as sharp as large format, if you take the photographs correctly and choose the right film.

By Lars Kjellberg http://www.photodo.com/topic_138.html

Interesting discussion...the 7 test chart images shown in Lars kjellberg's article clearly show the advantage of medium format over 35, and large format over medium and 35.


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No, you guessed it: It's Nikon :-p ... http://www.nikon.com/news/2012/1024_acil_01.htm

What is interesting is that this really shows the advantages of a mirrorless design, I'll be interested to see how the af performs: "The V2 is equipped with the advanced hybrid AF system, which utilizes both focal-plane phase-detection AF (75 points) and contrast-detect AF (135 points). The speed and capabilities this system offers can be clearly seen with certain capture of the perfect moment with a wide variety of scenes, from moving subjects, even those that move unpredictably such as children and animals, to dimly lit indoor scenes and night landscapes."

It looks like an interesting little camera...so many nice features.  You're right, it will be interesting to see how this AF works....as a sports shooter, 14 fps and that AF could be a nice combo for less than $1k.

The burst rates on some of these new cameras are incredible...the hero gopro3 that i just preordered has a 30 fps burst mode at 12mp and I can wirelessly trigger it up to 600 ft away...for $400




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