Knowing what you all know about the 1DX, and looking into your crystal balls, would you buy one now? I have a 5D3, and have been waiting to see what would be next for the 1DX. I am interested in the low light performance, the better focusing and iq. I think the mps for both the 5D3 and 1DX are fine for me.
It is just that I am seeing dramatic price drops and am wondering if it may be time to pull the trigger. I have the usual trepidation about buying and next month something new and far superior comes out ( though not that likely with Canon, as had been noted).
Thanks to all of you sage 1DX ers.
If you have the funds and the desire/need to buy one now, why not?
I recall seeing prices for the 1DX at ~$4799 and *if* there is a replacement 1DXII or 1DsIV in the works, I wouldn't be surprised if the price would be $4799 x 2. Some of the older 1D bodies were released with prices right around $8k USD, adjusted for inflation, they would be higher today.
With electronic stuff, something "new and better" is always around the corner.
There are many subtle improvements from 5D3 to 1DX.
The only reasons not to do it are:
You do not use a grip on the 5D3 or are not interested in 1D form factor
Magic Lantern (no go on 1DX)
You consider 1D bodies to be "too heavy"
You need truly silent shutter (no go on 1DX)