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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 11:13:15 PM »
There are many good discussion points about such a purchase.
  • What do you shoot with now?
  • Why do you want/need a 1DX?
  • What do you think a 1DX MkII will have that the 1DX doesn't?
  • Do you need/want these additional speculative features?

If your current camera is letting you down, get the 1DX.
If you want it just because you want it, get the 1DX.
If you don't have a pretty good idea of what a MkII will have that you need over the 1DX, get the 1DX.
If a 1DX can do the job/satisfy the desire you have for a new camera, get the 1DX.

I want a 1DX, I even have the money set aside for one, but I don't need it, so I am in the slightly unusual position of making a conscious decision to wait and see what the MkII brings. Some of the many features I'd really like from the current camera are the medium iso performance, 800-3200 iso; the newer RT flash integration, the better screen, the multiple exposure function, the second joystick etc etc. I could get a couple of 5D MkIII's to get the MP I demand and use, but at this point I am happy to wait.

I want the best camera there is. I am a perfectionist and I always want the best of everything.

I read an article that compared the 1DX to the model that is slightly cheaper that it, and it said that the only better thing about the cheaper camera was more MPX. Other than that one point, the 1DX was obviously superior in every single way.

As for the "1DX MkII", is it mistyped? I see no "1DX MkII." I guess you just mistyped it.

Correct me if I'm wrong but I thought that a perfectionist doesn't have to have the best gear but instead can achieve the best out of what he has. So, what do you have right now and what're you trying to achieve with 1dx? But if you're trying to get the best, maybe you should look at 1dc instead of 1dx?

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2013, 11:13:15 PM »

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #16 on: May 03, 2013, 11:37:18 PM »

What is the verdict?

BUY IT....I don't see the point of waiting for replacement. Most 5D III owners would drooling for 1D X, including myself :P
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #17 on: May 03, 2013, 11:41:25 PM »
Buy. Or wait...the update to the 1D X should be along in 2-3 years.

Why do say that?  Seriously I would like to understand your logic.  FOr example the 1Dx is about a year old and based upon history the 1Ds was updated every 3-4 years.  Is that correct?

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2013, 11:45:21 PM »
If you have to ask, you don't need it.

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2013, 12:01:16 AM »
Buy. Or wait...the update to the 1D X should be along in 2-3 years.

Why do say that?  Seriously I would like to understand your logic.  FOr example the 1Dx is about a year old and based upon history the 1Ds was updated every 3-4 years.  Is that correct?

The 1DX is 18 months old, no other 1D has gone more than 36 months apart from the 1Ds MkIII, and the 1DX is NOT a 1Ds MkIII replacement. This gives the 1DX a historical replacement cycle of within the next 18 months.
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2013, 12:04:24 AM »
So then what does the X mean?
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 12:34:52 AM »
There are many good discussion points about such a purchase.
  • What do you shoot with now?
  • Why do you want/need a 1DX?
  • What do you think a 1DX MkII will have that the 1DX doesn't?
  • Do you need/want these additional speculative features?

If your current camera is letting you down, get the 1DX.
If you want it just because you want it, get the 1DX.
If you don't have a pretty good idea of what a MkII will have that you need over the 1DX, get the 1DX.
If a 1DX can do the job/satisfy the desire you have for a new camera, get the 1DX.

I want a 1DX, I even have the money set aside for one, but I don't need it, so I am in the slightly unusual position of making a conscious decision to wait and see what the MkII brings. Some of the many features I'd really like from the current camera are the medium iso performance, 800-3200 iso; the newer RT flash integration, the better screen, the multiple exposure function, the second joystick etc etc. I could get a couple of 5D MkIII's to get the MP I demand and use, but at this point I am happy to wait.

I want the best camera there is. I am a perfectionist and I always want the best of everything.


If you are a perfectionist, I would wait.  As long as there are no shots that you might regret missing between then and now.  ;D

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2013, 12:34:52 AM »

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2013, 12:38:58 AM »
It means we (Canon) wanted more time to actually come out with a 1Ds MkIII/industry leading top of the line replacement and thought we cold pull a PR stunt and the wool over a few people's eyes.

There was a very good reason Canon and Nikon made two very distinct "pro" bodies, one very much orientated to sports and general shooters, the other orientated towards studio and landscape. Now the D800 has proven that much higher mp can be used effectively by the best glass, you don't replace a 21mp camera with an 18mp camera when your competitor just went from 24mp to 36mp. Even if the high mp Canon is not a 1 series, it doesn't alter the point that the 1DX is looked on as a "sports/general purpose" camera and these tools have typically had a less than three year lifespan.
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2013, 12:45:03 AM »
Who doesn't want a 1DX??? :o   If you can afford it and you've already got the lenses that you want, then buy it by all means.  Also start exercising those biceps and neck.  I tell you, you'll gonna need it

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #24 on: May 04, 2013, 01:02:38 AM »
I have a 7d, a 5d3, a 1d4 and now a 1dx. The 1dx does everything those other three do plus more. I am not a pro, but I don't miss the other bodies for 1 second. If you aren't doing a lot of high speed action shots, I would urge you to get a 6d though. I love bif photography which is why I upgraded. I also shoot mostly low light situations. 5d3 is nice, but not fast enough at only 6fps. I might keep the 7d for birds in the wild, with my 600 f4 version 1, but I doubt it. 1d4 is great, but not as user friendly.
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #25 on: May 04, 2013, 01:48:59 AM »
If you want amazing low light performance and a high shutter speed with a full frame sensor, there's nothing out there or on the horizon, that gets close. Buy it today and start being amazed!
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #26 on: May 04, 2013, 01:50:22 AM »
If you have to ask, you don't need it.
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #27 on: May 04, 2013, 02:48:32 AM »
If you have to ask, you don't need it.
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Just because he does not know when a new upgrade will come out, he does not need it? ::)
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #28 on: May 04, 2013, 03:17:56 AM »
I just bought a new Mark IV about three months ago now. I was in BKK yesterday and the price of the 1DX was 5,700 ( from Japan ), so over here it is dropping.  I am hoping in another 18-24 months I can pick one up for a little more than I paid for the 1D mark IV which was 3600 new ( after my VAT refund ). I am hoping for 4800 new in about two years.
My thinking on the new cameras anyway. I am more interested in the 7D II if it ever hits?
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #29 on: May 04, 2013, 07:46:41 AM »
If you have to ask, you don't need it.
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Just because he does not know when a new upgrade will come out, he does not need it? ::)

Irrelevant. If you need the camera, you buy the camera.

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
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