« on: June 23, 2014, 04:46:41 AM »
Makes me wonder if I should return my 1dx and wait since I have the time.
I'd suggest not - I bought my 1Ds at the end of 2003, and the 1Ds2 was available by November 2004. The single model increment was modest, and I carried on with the 1Ds for my commercial work until the 1Ds3 arrived in November 2007.
Given that the info I had pointed to an early 2015 announcement for both (the late 2014 1D X2 was only a 'possibility) I'd not expect you to be able to get a 1D X mk2 for perhaps a year.. a long while to go without the 1D X.
As something more than 6 months out, such rumours automatically get my biggest 'pinch of salt' rating on Northlight - keep the 1D X and use it! ;-)
Hi Keith, it's great to see you posting here. Your Northlight website has been an inspiration and an education, especially your printer reviews.
Unfortunatly, there is an insanity which occurrs when Canon releases a new batch of DSLR's. Fire sales occurr and everyone clammours for the newest and greatest. There's a common belief that their beloved camera will suddenly be obsolete and there unable to take any more pictures of a reputatble quality. So what's the best a 1DX II will offer over a 1DX? A few extra mega pixels? A few stops of DR? A few more FPS? In the light of the rest of this camera's capabilities, these are mild or warm upgrades regardless of what the hype will have us believe. There is also a belief / fear that the second hand value of their cams will instantly spiral as soon as a new model is released. Which is not true, the resale value it proportionate to how long the model has been in the market, how many of them are on the market and how clean / abused the camera is.
Look at the S/H price of 1d4 and 1dsIII cams....still a hefty price considering their age. Sure, you;re bot going to get anywhere near the new price for the camera, especially if you paid top dollar for it when the 1DX was first released. But it's still going to be worth more on the S/H market than a new 5DIII.