« on: July 12, 2012, 08:38:25 PM »
Look, there's not going to be a discount on the 1DX. There wasn't ever for the 1Ds Mark III nor the 1D Mark IV. And likewise, certainly not for the 1DX. Sorry.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
If we knew the whole story, opinions would change.
The IQ from the 300 ver I is outstanding from what I have seen, I'm not sure if ver II improves much in that department.
Get the 7D now and enjoy shooting now. You will love the camera forever
I'm sure the 300 f/2.8 and MkIII are an awesome combination too, just not travelling to Uganda with weight restrictions . I struck lucky, getting a mint one that had only been used twice. They now sell used (at least from retailers) for £1000 more than I paid. Even sold privately on eBay, they are at least £500 more than I paid.What, the 70-200L II IS lens/5D Mark III or the 300 f/2.8L IS/5D Mark III?
The 70-200 2.8II. Unfortunately I can't comment on the 300 2.8L. Maybe someday.
But, why did Canon leave out an AF assist beam on the transmitter??
Many people seem to be wondering about that - I would rather get another 600rt than the rather expensive transmitter due to the missing af beam (which works excellent btw, seems to be better than on my 430ex2). Maybe the transmitter is so small that the beam wouldn't fit? Or they have an updated transmitter in the pipeline, together with the rumored 660rt with ettl-iii (featuring remote 2nd curtain sync :-))?
What you do in this case is get the kit with the 24-105L lens. This solves all of your problems.
That's what I said :-) ... @squarebox: Maybe have a look at your Lightroom stats again, how many shots did you do with open aperture - so is f2.8 really necessary considering you've already got the primes? And then look at the LR stats for zoom length (you can create a smart filter for this, zoom lenght > x and < y) - is dropping the 70-105 range on the zoom a good idea :-p ?
That's a great way to look at it.
Looking at my stats from the 24-100mm range, 80%+ of my shots were at max aperture, which might not help cause we are talking in the range of f3.5-5.6.
The other thing is that moving up to FF should get me a few stops increase in light performance, so when i see apertures i'm thinking how they work for me on the crop sensor and with weaker ISO capabilities. So just by moving to the 5D, F4 might work for me.
You are probably right bdunbar79 about what to sell. I shoot mostly birds/wildlife and need the crop factor for some better reach. The 1D IV is my first 1-Series body and I'm hooked. Gripped anything else is not the same and the next body will be a 1-Series something. I'm in no rush and want to make the best decision with the least amount of compromises.
Or do they have sticky prices?
Kicking around getting a 1DX and wondering if it would be better to wait for a possible price drop. I mean after the camera is finally available to us mortals (say early next year)
Since it was possible to purchase the 1d Mark IV on several online shops, I expect the 1D X will end up there as well. The question is only when.
I expect prices will be more or less the same. Comparing previous 1-series and current 5-series pricing in shops I have seen there is much more variation in 5-series prices as Canon won't be controllng prices so much as with a 1-series body.