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jeffabbyben

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Re: Times running out 5D Mk3 or 1DX
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2013, 01:02:16 PM »
Thanks for everyone's input I do appreciate it. I am a hobbyist so yes the 5D will be more than sufficient and the 1Dx does seem to be a bit of overkill. Like Schruminator mentioned previously the ability for faster focus on the 85 1.2 is applealing.

I've been told here and by some close friend to get the 5D and invest in in glass. I  can't place my order till after 6:30 at B&H so I have the day to think about it. Thanks again :)
Faster still does not mean fast! The 85 1.2 is slow no matter what, if you get a lens like that live view is your best friend :)


I used my 5D mark III and 85 1.2 at a high school basketball game and got a good number of great shots.  I was very happy with the results.

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Re: Times running out 5D Mk3 or 1DX
« Reply #15 on: February 02, 2013, 01:02:16 PM »

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Re: Times running out 5D Mk3 or 1DX
« Reply #16 on: February 02, 2013, 10:36:14 PM »
After weeks of indecision I finally made my choice and ordered the 1Dx and the 85mm 1.2 :)  Thanks for everyone's feedback.

I know this will be a huge leap coming from T1i so I'm curious if there are any videos or quick start guides I should be looking at.

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Re: Times running out 5D Mk3 or 1DX
« Reply #17 on: February 02, 2013, 11:34:05 PM »
If you ordered it from B and H you should be getting some nice extras for free.   You made a great choice.

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Re: Times running out 5D Mk3 or 1DX
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 03:18:47 PM »
I almost bought the 5DmkIII this Christmas season, but decided I did not have the cash.  I can only hope the prices go down in spring. I will have time to think about spending twice as much for the 1DX in the meantime. They seem to be in two different worlds, but I know I would spend a very happy retirement enjoying the 1DX if I can bring myself to pay for it.  It would probably take me a few years to learn all it's tricks, and I would like learning something new each time I went out with it.  The 5D would be great as well, and maybe that will be the one. Since I drive a modest Ford Ranger, and don't spend money on new cars, I think I can bring myself to splurge on the camera I want. And that exotic 8-15 fisheye just to be crazy.

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Re: Times running out 5D Mk3 or 1DX
« Reply #18 on: February 03, 2013, 03:18:47 PM »