« on: October 25, 2013, 03:16:21 PM »
What makes you think there's not an upgrade path?
I'd consider the 1Dx a downgrade from just about every camera Canon makes, primarily because the portrait grip isn't removable, and I don't need or want it. It's why I've never seriously considered any 1-series camera, nor will I in the future until and unless they go back to the 1V-style removable grip.
Strange ... That has to be the first ever comment I've seen of someone complaining about the inbuilt grip on a 1 series body but I guess it is a personal preference.
BTW, both my 5D3 and the 6D are gripped. Never taken the grip off them
I am in the same boat. I just don't want the huge camera body, too heavy and akward. I feel the 5d3's battery lasts a long time and it really only takes like 5 seconds to change it when it gets low. I would much rather have an extra battery in my pocket than a large hunk of magneseum hanging off the bottom of my camera just to double the battery capacity.