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1Dx or lenses
« on: November 22, 2012, 05:09:27 PM »
Hi think I may go the lens route, but thought I'd check what you guys would do

Currently have 5D3, 8-15L, 35L, 50L 100L 70-200L II I have a couple of EX 600’s and the radio trigger.

I want to keep the FE although I don't use it much I love what it can create, colours, sharpness everything.

35L I'm not loving it, I like it, but don't love it, but since getting the 50L I'm using it way less, and i love the 50, keeping the 100L macro, much the same as the 8-15L it's Greta when I need it, and the 70-200 is a keeper too.

So do I get the 1Dx? Had a shot and love it, but it only has for me a few nice to have advantages, mainly better AF and FP/s better spot metering, all of which I would like, but can live without.

I have the budget to get this if I sell the 5D3.

Or 3 lenses.

24L love the look of the images I'm seeing from this lens, especially for environmental portraits, and the odd landscape.

85L had it before, but it was frustrating on the 5D2 I've heard it's much better on the 5D3 I'd mostly use it f/2 or wider. When I look back at the keepers I have with this lens that I love the images, but it was too inconsistent on the 5d2.

135L again I've had this before, on a 30D but it wasn't great, but I love the look on FF and I'm better fotog now that's I was then.

If I go for the lens option it means selling my 35L

What would you guys do?

Here is an example of my personal pics http://500px.com/AfterImagePhotography I get paid for a little work, but less than 1000gbp per year, so mainly for hobby stuff. I prefer to do most of my images in camera, I can PP and do it well, but I prefer not to, I'm more of an overall image guy than a pixel peeper

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Re: 1Dx or lenses
« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2012, 05:15:31 PM »
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2012, 05:16:29 PM »
And yes the 1DX is one of the best but its MUCH bigger than a 5D (obviously).
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2012, 05:28:27 PM »
I'd get a 1DX.  Oh wait, I already did.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2012, 07:28:05 PM »
I think you have enough glass, so in reply to your question I would recommend getting the 1DX.

BUT, I would actually suggest you wait until early 2013 to see what announcements are coming. You will have seen on this site the rumours of the 7D II and a new Big MP camera. If there is no rush, I would definitely wait to see what Canon has up its sleeve.
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Re: 1Dx or lenses
« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2012, 08:02:06 PM »
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As for the other replies, thank you, but you surprise me, I was sure you guys would mostly recommend the new lenses, can I ask you why you suggested the camera and not more lenses?

FWIW I want to do more portraits, you think the lenses I've got are enough?

I will probably buy them at some point, I originally decided on the camera, but then talked myself out of it in favour of the glass, I only had a quick shot of a friends, but right away I could tell it was better than the 5 , but is it really that much better.

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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2012, 08:29:28 PM »
I have both the 1Dx and the 5D3. The biggest difference between them in my opinion is speed. If you do sports stuff, get the 1Dx. If not, 5D3 is a great camera.
1Dx••5D3••300/2.8L IS II••135/2L••100/2.8L IS Macro••24/1.4L II••70-200/2.8L IS II••24-70/2.8L II••17-40/4 L••600EX-RT••lots more Canon stuff.

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2012, 08:33:07 PM »
As for the other replies, thank you, but you surprise me, I was sure you guys would mostly recommend the new lenses, can I ask you why you suggested the camera and not more lenses?

FWIW I want to do more portraits, you think the lenses I've got are enough?

I will probably buy them at some point, I originally decided on the camera, but then talked myself out of it in favour of the glass, I only had a quick shot of a friends, but right away I could tell it was better than the 5 , but is it really that much better.
So what shots are you missing? If you aren't missing any, I'd get glass! There is always going to be a newer better camera. If you want to do more portraits, get a 135 mm lens unless you are going to shoot your portraits with the 70-200 or the 100L. Quite frankly your lenses are also quite sufficient. That is my opinion :)

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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 08:38:48 PM »
I think you have enough glass

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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2012, 09:02:41 PM »
Currently have 5D3, 8-15L, 35L, 50L 100L 70-200L II I have a couple of EX 600’s and the radio trigger.
You already have a great camera for the photography that you do.  It has excellent AF, IQ, etc., etc.  The 1DX would offer very little advantage, and has some substantial disadvantages (size, weight, price).  As far as I can tell, the key advantage of the 1DX is for high speed bursts when photographing high speed sports.  Is there any other area of photography where the 1DX offers a real advantage?

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« Reply #10 on: November 22, 2012, 09:33:26 PM »
I have similar lenses to you plus a 5D3 and had a decision to either get the 1dx or a 200L F2. It was driving me nuts, but in the end I got the lens. I think you will be happy either way.

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« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2012, 09:41:16 PM »
I rather get more lenses than a new body. I had to chose between a 1dx, 5d3 or a 400/2.8 II and went with the lens.

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« Reply #12 on: November 22, 2012, 09:42:26 PM »
I think you have enough glass

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« Reply #13 on: November 22, 2012, 10:05:04 PM »
The immediate gap I see in your lens collection is a standard zoom.  There may be reasons why you don't need one.  If that is the case then OK.  Otherwise, I would consider the 24-70 f/2.8L USM II to add to your lens collection.

Given what you have said, this is more a case of what your heart desires most, rather than any need - so go with what your heart desires.
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2012, 11:22:16 PM »
Hard not to go with the glass.  Or THREE pieces of it, to be exact.   :D

Don't know if you are hitting walls with the 5D3 that you could walk right through with the 1Dx, but only you know, and it is your money and your life. 

Not a terribly bad dilemma to have, b/t/w.
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« Reply #14 on: November 22, 2012, 11:22:16 PM »