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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2013, 11:59:22 PM »
You mentioned to add a 16-35 to your lens line up. Might be a good move according to what you already have. And I'd second the thought of some others here: Keep the 5D3. Mine is an excellent cam and my topline budget wise. Whenever you have to sell things for some new toy...don't do it. I will go for a 16-35 these next few weeks and then I'll be quite done lenswise.
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2013, 11:59:22 PM »

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #16 on: March 10, 2013, 05:48:16 AM »
I love my 1D X, but in you're position I'd just stick with the excellent 5DIII.

+1 also love my 1Dx and wouldn't part with it out of choice. But the 5d3 is also a great camera and unless you need the 12 fps its unlikely the other (many) advantages will be worth the money.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #17 on: March 10, 2013, 07:03:20 AM »
I'd definitely consider it. I personally think the Retina mac laptops pure helium. Can't upgrade the hard drive, can't upgrade the RAM, cost $3500 for what I'd consider a minimum computer. I have one of the first MBP Unibodies and I just upgraded the RAM and drive to a SSD.

My next body is going to be a 1D (notice I didn't say X), hopefully with a lot of pixels.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #18 on: March 10, 2013, 09:19:15 AM »
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?


I was glad you kept your gear - http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12123.msg215823#msg215823 - but if you were thinking your current gear was tough to lug around, the 1dx will make it even tougher.

Don't you like the 5d3? If not, by all means get the 1DX, OTW it may be better to get a couple of super-fast primes.

IMHO based on what you say you shoot, it is likely that spending an additional $3,000 will lead to more remorse than satisfaction. Don't do it!
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2013, 10:28:01 AM »
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?


I was glad you kept your gear - http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=12123.msg215823#msg215823 - but if you were thinking your current gear was tough to lug around, the 1dx will make it even tougher.

Don't you like the 5d3? If not, by all means get the 1DX, OTW it may be better to get a couple of super-fast primes.

IMHO based on what you say you shoot, it is likely that spending an additional $3,000 will lead to more remorse than satisfaction. Don't do it!


I do but just wanted the better low light performance of the 1d x but it sounds smarter to keep it and add somemore lenses. I also think ill explore my wireless flah capabilities.
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #20 on: March 11, 2013, 12:54:02 AM »
I'd definitely consider it. I personally think the Retina mac laptops pure helium. Can't upgrade the hard drive, can't upgrade the RAM, cost $3500 for what I'd consider a minimum computer. I have one of the first MBP Unibodies and I just upgraded the RAM and drive to a SSD.

My next body is going to be a 1D (notice I didn't say X), hopefully with a lot of pixels.

what hard drive did you use? I have a late 2010 15"unibody MBP, been thinking of upgrading the whole machine or just upgrading RAM and HD to SSD I think mine has 8GB ram already can you upgrade them to 16GB?
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #21 on: March 11, 2013, 01:17:03 AM »
I'd definitely consider it. I personally think the Retina mac laptops pure helium. Can't upgrade the hard drive, can't upgrade the RAM, cost $3500 for what I'd consider a minimum computer. I have one of the first MBP Unibodies and I just upgraded the RAM and drive to a SSD.

My next body is going to be a 1D (notice I didn't say X), hopefully with a lot of pixels.

$3500?! I paid $1900 for my retina with a 2.3 ghz I7, 16gb ram and a 256GB SSD, which hardly comes in at "minimum" for photo work let alone most other applications. Thing is on par with my desktop for photo work, has a great screen and comes in at 4 lbs. Only complaint is Auto Desk does not program for OSx.

Also.. if you plan on getting a High MP body editing on a HIDPI screen is wonderful. Hope you have a nice monitor (and I hope Canon announces something this year).

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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 #22 on: March 11, 2013, 08:07:08 AM »
I'd definitely consider it. I personally think the Retina mac laptops pure helium. Can't upgrade the hard drive, can't upgrade the RAM, cost $3500 for what I'd consider a minimum computer. I have one of the first MBP Unibodies and I just upgraded the RAM and drive to a SSD.

My next body is going to be a 1D (notice I didn't say X), hopefully with a lot of pixels.

what hard drive did you use? I have a late 2010 15"unibody MBP, been thinking of upgrading the whole machine or just upgrading RAM and HD to SSD I think mine has 8GB ram already can you upgrade them to 16GB?

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2013, 09:59:49 AM »
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?


Ok, I'll play along. You haven't given me a convincing reason to do that. So, you "always wanted" the 1Dx. Why is that? Because it looks cool/"pro"? Because there is something it can do that let's you make better pictures than your MarkIII? Because you shoot in conditions that require an even more rugged body?

Sorry, but the "better ISO" is about as reasonable as saying you don't want the 1dx because of its "lower megapixel count". It's irrelevant almost always. I've never found a reason to shoot at anything higher than 3200 - and that's extreme and on a MarkII. Up to 800 does the trick in 99% of the cases I would argue. I must admit that I still operate under the rule of thumb that if it worked on film and my DSLR does the same thing or better I'm set.

Same with AF point spot metering. If my camera had that I'd turn it off. And I use spot metering quite a bit actually. Just point at what you want to meter for, lock the reading and then focus as you normally would. It's really two separate things and what you focus on does not necessarily be the area you want to meter for.

Invest in glass or light, and enjoy your fabulous MarkIII/Macbook combo. With that camera and post processing ability there is absolutely NO excuse for making mediocre pictures.
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #24 on: March 11, 2013, 11:53:52 AM »
Selling all your nice stuff just to get one camera is not a good idea.

I bought both 5D Mark III and 1D-X, but although I tend to shoot with my 1D-X most of the time the 5D Mark III still makes a nice backup and I haven't sold it to purchase a second 1D-X, just because the 1D handles so much better and is faster and offers better low iso capabilities and camera controls are so much more efficient and ... Okay I have been thinking to replace my 5D Mark III with a second 1D-X, but I have dismissed the idea.

My point is:
You won't see so much of a difference in your pictures. If you can purchase a 1D-X without selling anything to be able to get it, do go get it. Otherwise be happy with what you have. For example it makes no sense to sell your Macbook, if you will eventually purchase another one in a couple of months.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2013, 01:19:37 PM »
If you shoot action all the time, parachute off airplanes, cover wars, or work in bad weather, yes get a 1DX.

Downsizing the 5D3 file to 18mp produces very similar noise performance to the 1Dx. I'd say the 1Dx would have a 1/2 stop advantage at that size. Is it much? You decide.

Get some new primes. I see you don't have many, but Invest in new glass to change it up a bit.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2013, 08:02:16 PM »
weren't you going to sell all your gear to downgrade to get a SMALLER camera a few weeks ago? :o
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #27 on: March 11, 2013, 08:58:36 PM »
weren't you going to sell all your gear to downgrade to get a SMALLER camera a few weeks ago? :o

Yeah but i have been getting back into takingbpictures and so my itch went up to the 1dx as i said going to keep what i have and try the 16-35 or 35mm prime just not sure which one.
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #28 on: March 11, 2013, 09:00:03 PM »
weren't you going to sell all your gear to downgrade to get a SMALLER camera a few weeks ago? :o

Ohh and I got a sony nex 6 for that lightweight it. Still nothing beats a true dslr. Its got ok quality but not a 5d thats for sure.
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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2013, 04:49:47 AM »
The 5D Mark III is the best piece of photographic equipment I've ever had in my hands. I'm a photographer from 1999 and I've owned almost everything from Leica, Hasselblad and so on.

Many EOS bodies too. If you don't need the extra FPS (and so if you aren't a sport shooter) keep 5D3.

I'm an hardware geek too and I own a top performance Retina MacBook Pro. This is the perfect machine for retouching big files like 22MP from 5D. Its screen is something uncomparable with any other thing out there.

If you want to spend some money, take some really good primes if you need it (50mm f1.2, 85mm f1.2, 24mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4 135 f2).

Take a look to my site (www.frammenti.eu/wpe) for some shots with thoso lenses.

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Re: Sell canon 5d3 and return new macbook pro retina to buy the 1d x
« Reply #29 on: March 12, 2013, 04:49:47 AM »