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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2012, 04:14:04 PM »
I went out on a shoot with one of the worlds top photographers. Comparing  pics i can say this.

The good:

The x sounds amazing. Maybe only two more frames but it sure sounds good.
The high ISO when the light went is better on the x. No doubt about it. The 4 isnt bad at all but the x has the edge. And yes it is noticable in low light prints.
The x has the edge in autofocus. He got a few more keepers. And its a shade faster.
The pics had a deeper richness is all i can say.

All those bits do add up.

The Average:

Cant say i could notice a hugh differance in the pics side by side unless its in poor light. Maybe a little more "richer" and a tad nicer bokeh unless he was using the extender which leads me to....

The bad

He had a 1x4 extender on every shot. The reach just was'nt there with both of us using 500 lens's. No doubt the 4 was king here.

So in using both id say that all the small improvements of the x really do add up to a worthy winner and in low light you will notice a differance but "normal" lower iso's theres not to much of a differance but again the x has the edge. Its a bit like comparing my 7D to the 4 pics. I thought the 7 was excellent but side by side the 4's pics look that bit better and the x against the 4 is the same. But if you need reach, keep the 4. I need reach so im keeping the 4. But if i needed one camera for everything then id have a 1DX no doubt. It is that good. And im the worlds most scheptical upgrader so it must be good.

You do realize that the v1.1.1 firmware for the 1D X brought back f/8 AF, right? So you could easily slap that 1.4x TC on the 500mm f/4, and get 700mm f/8. In which case the 1D X would maintain the lead in all cases.

Well he could do that...or he could shoot it at 700mm f/5.6 as well if he wanted. I think you meant slap on the 2x TC and shoot at 1000mm f/8  ;)

Yup, I meant 2x 1000mm f/8. Sorry. :P

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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2012, 04:14:04 PM »

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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2012, 01:30:12 AM »
I don't is this will help but I'd rather have 1 1DX than 2 5D MKIIIs.

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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2012, 04:26:57 PM »
I don't is this will help but I'd rather have 1 1DX than 2 5D MKIIIs.

Yeah, I mean, why have two seperate cameras when one will do the job of both models?  You can only take one photo at a time :).
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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #18 on: October 28, 2012, 10:36:27 PM »
Having the latest technology is great. But is there anything wrong with the 5D2 and 1D4? If not, might as well save up the money and wait for the next generation of bodies. The ones you have still hold their ground at this point in time.
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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2012, 02:16:11 AM »
Having the latest technology is great. But is there anything wrong with the 5D2 and 1D4? If not, might as well save up the money and wait for the next generation of bodies. The ones you have still hold their ground at this point in time.

+ 1 unless your earning big time from your cameras then a jump to 1DX will be nothing for your wallet and then the benefits will far outweigh the costs.

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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2012, 05:22:09 AM »
I don't is this will help but I'd rather have 1 1DX than 2 5D MKIIIs.

Yeah, I mean, why have two separate cameras when one will do the job of both models?  You can only take one photo at a time :).
I wouldn't leave the studio to go to a location job with only one camera body. Ever. Ever...
Your current combination of a 5D2 and a 1D4 was until a few months ago THE stellar pair of bodies.

While the 1DX is unquestionably a strong, tangible upgrade, any self respecting professional would have your current setup over just one 1DX body.

I say keep 'em.

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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2012, 05:54:58 AM »
+1
Always have 2 bodies if its your source of income...

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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2012, 06:34:23 AM »
I always love these threads when they move to a second page and drift. Quote from the OP:

I am a photo and video enthusiast, so I am learning my way through sport, nature, portrait, and macro photography. Loving every minute of it, btw :)

So it appears he's an enthusiast, and can probably live without his gear for a week or two if in the unlikely event it breaks. Probably makes more sense to have the best body you can afford and get better shots 99% of the time from a single body and live without 1% of the time in unlikely event it's in for repair.

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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2012, 07:09:31 AM »
Having the latest technology is great. But is there anything wrong with the 5D2 and 1D4? If not, might as well save up the money and wait for the next generation of bodies. The ones you have still hold their ground at this point in time.

This so much. I mean, do as you please, but it seems a little extreme. Rolling with 1Ds III and 1D IV and two 550D's for studio work that goes online (them little things weigh nothing and have a million shots between them and they cost nothing, also the files are small and faster to process).  But if it's just for a laugh you might as well get the best :)

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Re: 5D2 & 1D4 for 1DX?
« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2012, 07:09:31 AM »