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I have always wanted the 1d x but am unsure the extra $3k is worth it for me. The pro's for me are better iso in low light and af point metering. Cons size and could that money get me a nice 35 mm prime and maybe a 1.4iii teleconverter and keep my macbook. Just stuck on the decision. Any suggestions?
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2013, 06:55:28 PM »
If it were me, I'd stick with 5D3.  1DX and 5D3 got the same AF (almost).  As for low light performance, 1DX is just a little bit better.  I suggest getting 1DX only if more than 6fps performance is crucial to you.  Your macbook is also important since it is so good to edit raw files using mac.  If I were you, I'd like a good TS-E lens instead of the 35 though.  :)

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2013, 07:21:11 PM »
I love my 1D X, but in you're position I'd just stick with the excellent 5DIII. 
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2013, 07:22:07 PM »
If it were me, I'd stick with 5D3.  1DX and 5D3 got the same AF (almost).  As for low light performance, 1DX is just a little bit better.  I suggest getting 1DX only if more than 6fps performance is crucial to you.  Your macbook is also important since it is so good to edit raw files using mac.  If I were you, I'd like a good TS-E lens instead of the 35 though.  :)

Sorry if this sounds stupid but what would be the application for a ts-e?
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2013, 07:31:08 PM »
I think you should also consider the money you will lose by selling the 5d3. And whether you can get by without the laptop. Finally, consider getting a battery grip, which will make your 5d3 a little bit 1dx-like.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2013, 07:45:01 PM »
If it were me, I'd stick with 5D3.  1DX and 5D3 got the same AF (almost).  As for low light performance, 1DX is just a little bit better.  I suggest getting 1DX only if more than 6fps performance is crucial to you.  Your macbook is also important since it is so good to edit raw files using mac.  If I were you, I'd like a good TS-E lens instead of the 35 though.  :)

Sorry if this sounds stupid but what would be the application for a ts-e?
Its a good question, a TS  is a specialized lens why would someone recommend it for you instead of a 35mm lens without knowing what use you would have for it??

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2013, 07:45:42 PM »
Personally for me, if I had to sell so many things just to get what I want, it just means that thing is beyond my means and I should not get it.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2013, 08:33:30 PM »
If you have never owned a 1 series body, go to a shop, hold the 1DX and play with it a bit...

Yes, 1DX is a outstanding camera, but it is also large, obvious, and hefty. Unless photographic needs actually exist, it really would be an overkill for most nonprofessionals. For you 5D3 probably will do 90% of what 1DX will do and you could spend the extra cash on some nice L glass.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2013, 10:28:43 PM »
Yeah i was going thru some recent photo's and the 5d is great. I think i will take that advice and get a prime just not sure of the sigma 35mm or canon 50mm1.2l seems like 35mm could prove useful also wondering if I should get the 16-35. Would that serve a purpose up close of family portraits?
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2013, 11:02:58 PM »
Aside from the pleasure of a 1D series body, why the 1Dx?  Do you need 12 FPS or the difference in high ISO between the 5DM3 (which is a  great camera - I prefer it over my 1DM4)?

Unless there is a compelling reason, or the expected pleasure from owning 1Dx is very high, I would stick with the 5DM3 and macbook pro retina.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2013, 11:05:55 PM »
Honestly keep the 5D3 +MBP. Unless you neeeeeeed all the customization that the 1Dx offers I find my 5D3 to be a GREAT body (sometimes better) then my 1Dx. Editing photos on a MBP retina is great too... I won't do it on my PC any more.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2013, 11:25:52 PM »
Aside from the pleasure of a 1D series body, why the 1Dx?  Do you need 12 FPS or the difference in high ISO between the 5DM3 (which is a  great camera - I prefer it over my 1DM4)?

Unless there is a compelling reason, or the expected pleasure from owning 1Dx is very high, I would stick with the 5DM3 and macbook pro retina.
Yeah those were my thoughts about better iso performance in the 400-12800 range and better metering finally it sounds like there is more to work with in editing raws. Ie shadows. The cost and added weight are the major cons.
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2013, 11:29:35 PM »
If it were me, I'd stick with 5D3.  1DX and 5D3 got the same AF (almost).  As for low light performance, 1DX is just a little bit better.  I suggest getting 1DX only if more than 6fps performance is crucial to you.  Your macbook is also important since it is so good to edit raw files using mac.  If I were you, I'd like a good TS-E lens instead of the 35 though.  :)

Sorry if this sounds stupid but what would be the application for a ts-e?
Its a good question, a TS  is a specialized lens why would someone recommend it for you instead of a 35mm lens without knowing what use you would have for it??

Sorry but I assume that since he's already into full frame that a TS would be a good upgrade for his lenses at least if he's into landscapes and architectures.  If not, then go for a 35mm.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2013, 11:51:44 PM »
Sell the Macbook, 5D3, and your children to buy a 1DX.  It is awesome.

Were you going to shoot pictures with this thing?  Can you share with us what you might shoot photos of?

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2013, 11:58:18 PM »
Dude not less than 2 months ago you were ready to trade it all for a micro 4/3 or nex or something lighter. My advice, be happy, and keep shooting.

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« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2013, 11:58:18 PM »