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1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« on: November 27, 2012, 06:21:02 AM »
Hi,

i need some advice....I've got a 5D Mark III, but i want another body. My Limit ist 6.500 €.

This are my two considerations:

1. Buy a 1DX....or
2. Buy another 5D Mark III with the 50mm 1.2 and the 24mm 1.4

My other Lenses are: 8-15mm, 16-35mm, 40mm, TS-E 45mm, 50mm 1.4, 70-200mm 2.8 is, 85mm 1.2, 100mm Macro, 135mm 2.0

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1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« on: November 27, 2012, 06:21:02 AM »

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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2012, 06:40:32 AM »
I have both and I would say that if you shoot sports or fast action of some type then get the 1dx for the 12fps and slightly better AF capability.  If you don't need this, then get the 5d3 and lenses for sure. 
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2012, 07:25:24 AM »
Thanks....i think i go my way with the two 5D Mark III's and two new Lenses  ;D
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2012, 08:18:32 AM »
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My Limit ist 6.500 €

I would love to have that budget ;)

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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2012, 08:53:54 AM »
You have some nice lenses.  I would get the 1DX for sure.  I own it and would not want anything less.  You might want to try one of each (rent or borrow) to see for yourself before you drop that much money.  Only you know how you shoot and what you might need.
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2012, 09:09:50 AM »
whats wrong with people these days, how can u not know? ofc u go after the best camera u can afford and thats the 1Dx, it offers so much.

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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #6 on: November 27, 2012, 09:21:10 AM »
I have both and I would say that if you shoot sports or fast action of some type then get the 1dx for the 12fps and slightly better AF capability.  If you don't need this, then get the 5d3 and lenses for sure.

I agree, I would have added also if you do allot of low light shooting. If this or the sports and action shooting are not your cup of tea go for the lenses.

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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2012, 09:33:30 AM »
I don't think you'll get that much more out of the 50L than the 1.4. On the other hand, you're missing out on good glass at the wide end.

While the 1DX is a superlative camera, there actually are situations where the 5DIII is the better choice even if money is no object. The 5DIII has an ultra-low-noise shutter mode that, by itself, makes it a far superior choice for wedding photography as well as anything else where silence is demanded, expected, or appreciated; in those situations, there isn't anything that the 1DX actually does better than the 5DIII, making the 5DIII the clear winner.

Similarly, the 5DIII is smaller and lighter. Take off the grip, stick a Shorty McForty on it, turn on live view, and it basically looks like an advanced P&S and nothing like the monster it really is. It'll even fit in a cargo pants pocket. If you're looking for a party camera on steroids, that's it.

The 5DIII also has a resolution advantage, which is important for focal length-limited work. The 5DIII might be a better camera for birders; it's certainly not a worse camera.

Where the 1DX reigns supreme is for action photography. If you're shooting for Sports Illustrated (or will be pretending you are), you'd be insane not to get it. It also does a bit better in low light shooting (but not hugely).

But, for everything else? The 5DIII is an equal or better choice -- and, make no mistrake: it's also awesome at sports and low light, just not quite as awesome. A decade ago, the 5DIII would have eaten the lunch of every other camera on the sporting green. Sure, the cameras back then had somewhat faster frame rates, but the 5DIII's autofocus means more in-focus shots per second for an overall win.

Hopefully, that's enough to help you make some decisions....

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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #8 on: November 27, 2012, 09:36:08 AM »
The question suggests you've never held or used a 1Dx  :'(

Because if you had - you would not be asking the question. I think the 1Dx is probably the nicest camera I've ever had in my hands - just a shame I can't afford one. I have to make do with a few goes...

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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #9 on: November 27, 2012, 09:55:03 AM »
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I would love to have that budget ;)

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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2012, 10:04:50 AM »
I have both and I would say that if you shoot sports or fast action of some type then get the 1dx for the 12fps and slightly better AF capability.  If you don't need this, then get the 5d3 and lenses for sure.

I was under the assumption that excluding the fact that the 1dx can spot meter at the selected AF point, the 5d3 had an identical AF system.  When you say "slightly better AF capability" are you simply refering to the spot metering? 
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2012, 10:07:12 AM »
I was under the assumption that excluding the fact that the 1dx can spot meter at the selected AF point, the 5d3 had an identical AF system.  When you say "slightly better AF capability" are you simply refering to the spot metering?

The 1D X uses data from it's 100,000-pixel RGB betering sensor to enhance AF, particularly in AI Servo mode.  That also allows face-tracking with phase detect AF - very useful for sports, and a feature that the 5DIII doesn't have.
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2012, 10:15:15 AM »
Thanks to all....i need the camera for Weddings and maybe some Couple-Shots...so i think i don't need the 1DX for that... 8)

On the other hand...a 1DX is a "nice-to-have" type of camera... ;)

By the way...i've ordered the 50mm and the 24mm an hour ago  ;D
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2012, 10:36:09 AM »
I was under the assumption that excluding the fact that the 1dx can spot meter at the selected AF point, the 5d3 had an identical AF system.  When you say "slightly better AF capability" are you simply refering to the spot metering?

The 1D X uses data from it's 100,000-pixel RGB betering sensor to enhance AF, particularly in AI Servo mode.  That also allows face-tracking with phase detect AF - very useful for sports, and a feature that the 5DIII doesn't have.

I see... I guess that's just one more thing I have to be jealous about  :)
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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 10:49:34 AM »
1Dx, as you already have a very good lens selection.

Since you choose the lens route, I can personally say that the 24L II and 50L are spectacular lenses.

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Re: 1DX or 5D Mark III with two lenses
« Reply #14 on: November 27, 2012, 10:49:34 AM »