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Hmm, this maybe makes Magic Lantern unusable.
OTOH, if Yongnuo comes out with a remote receiver that's compatible with Canon's -RT system and allows one to connect non-RT flash via hotshoe and/or a monolight via PC connection, that would be awesome! I would definitely order one (unless Canon brings theirs out first). As I've said before, I suspect Canon has such a product already developed and ready to go (although perhaps without a PC port), they are just holding release to avoid clobbering sales of the 600EX-RT and the likely-soon-to-be-released 4x0EX-RT.
When I upgraded from a 7D to a 5D3 I ran into buffer delays with my UDMA 6 CF cards, but getting a new UDMA 7 CF card made a big difference in how many shots I could take in a row. When researching 5D3 buffer speed I read that if you had a SD card in your 5D3, even if it is not being written to, it can slow down the write speed to the CF card as well.I also thought you would improve speed by removing the SD card, but I just tested mine and it seems to be same same.
At 6 fps, with a 90MB/s CF 16GB Sandisk, I got bursts of 18 full size RAW images both with and without the SD card inserted. Swapping to a 150MB/S CF 64GB Lexar I got 24 full size RAW, both with and without the SD card.
To compare, I got 34 full size RAW with the 1DX at 12fps with the 150MB/s card. And on top of that, the buffer is emptied much faster for follow on shots.
I have sold my 1DIV, so I cannot do a direct comparison, but it sure outperforms the 5DIII on fps and buffer handling. But having the 1DX, I think the 5DIII is the best complement at the moment.
Love the fact that the dSLR's these days are so awesome (And that even entry level and pro-sumer level cameras perform so well) that people can spend page after page debating which one is a split hair better.
Nobody said you had to read any of this...
Image quality is a priority. Maybe I'll just wait a while longer for the 1DX to drop below 4KBottom line, both are great cameras. If FPS is your main concern then i'd go for the Mark 4. If IQ is your main concern then the 5DIII wins hands down....
This will really kick Canon in the butt and in the head. So well deserved!
Just wanted to get some thoughts from people who have had both cameras.
I shoot a lot of varied stuff from portraits to events, landscape, nature and wildlife (this is where my main interest lies). I upgraded from a 7D to a 5DIII mostly for the better noise handling and full frame sensor despite losing the crop factor advantage. I have been very happy with my 5D3 and I would absolutely love a 1DX for the integrated grip, better weather sealing, FPS and deeper buffer.
The 1DX however is currently not in my budget so I have been kicking around the idea of going from my 5D3 to a 1D4. The only issues that I have run into with my 5D3 are having to wait for the buffer to clear from some action sequences I've taken and the lack of interchangeable focusing screens when I've been using some of my Zeiss lenses and manually focusing large aperture lenses.
Anyone have any thoughts on this crazy idea?