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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2013, 12:11:49 AM »
Upgrade will be announced by late October and will ship by January. I'm also waiting.

I know many will disagree but look up the product cycles and dates of the announcement and shipments of both the 1D and 1Ds.

You're going to be really disappointed in October and especially in January.
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #60 on: May 05, 2013, 12:11:49 AM »

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #61 on: May 05, 2013, 12:44:27 AM »


Right now, I am just taking pictures of books. I want the camera for the best still pictures there are. I went on Sigma's site and saw that pictures there were significantly better than what my camera produces. I want that same quality.

I have a 18-55mm and a 55-250mm. Both Canon. I am pleased with both. I am not a specialist in cameras though.

@ OP - 1D X is not the best camera to photograph books, unless those books have wings.

For still shooting, get 5D II, 6D or 5D III. Sell all your current lenses and start with L primes and/or 24-70 f2.8 II.

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #62 on: May 05, 2013, 01:15:26 AM »
Based on what the OP has stated, it seems like this is either someone who is new to the craft of Photography or a joke thread. Nobody who is doing any kind of research would think that the 18-55 kit lens would work on a camera body that has Pro / Pricey / Technical / Built like a tank written all over it. You certainly wouldn't think that while holding the 18-55 lens.

I dont own a 1DX, but use one at job nearly every day. Being very familiar with most of the Canon FF non 1D series bodies I can honestly say that the 1DX is fantastic to use, but there are some things that bug me and work better on my 5D Classic.

For someone just buying one willy nilly, and not knowing how to navigate fluently around the technical menus, settings, button locations versus an APS-C body, or earlier 5D series body, it will seem very confusing and not easy.

The lack of a "Dial", huge battery, myriad focusing options, vast menus, heavy, and showy HAVE to play into someone's reason for purchase.

To be brutally honest, if I saw someone trying to mount a EF-S lens to a 1DX i'd think they are a dork.

BUT, to each his own, and maybe that "want" is just too tempting to say no to.


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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #63 on: May 05, 2013, 03:15:29 AM »
Ok the OP is taking the micky anyone can see that,but if he is being serious which i doubt if he is really is shooting books whatever that's all about then i would recommend go nikon d800e route and i am a big canon fan but go to nikon rumours they can help you there.
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #64 on: May 05, 2013, 04:52:14 AM »


Right now, I am just taking pictures of books. I want the camera for the best still pictures there are. I went on Sigma's site and saw that pictures there were significantly better than what my camera produces. I want that same quality.

I have a 18-55mm and a 55-250mm. Both Canon. I am pleased with both. I am not a specialist in cameras though.

@ OP - 1D X is not the best camera to photograph books, unless those books have wings.

For still shooting, get 5D II, 6D or 5D III. Sell all your current lenses and start with L primes and/or 24-70 f2.8 II.

Dylan777 takes the prize for riposte "@ OP - 1D X is not the best camera to photograph books, unless those books have wings." I'm sure said tongue in cheek.

This is Hilarious Dylan777, really, I'm falling out of my chair at the moment.

This wasn't ever going to be a very serious thread, but man it has gone from just Funny, to down right hilarious.

A 1Dx for photographing Books... Yep, knew I wasn't pushing myself enough.

Maybe the Op is looking for one of these ????
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #65 on: May 05, 2013, 07:59:49 AM »
Has anyone noticed that this is the same person who wanted to put a petal hood on a 55-250 a few months back regardless of the fact the lens rotates when it focuses?

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13257.0
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2013, 09:52:44 AM »
Has anyone noticed that this is the same person who wanted to put a petal hood on a 55-250 a few months back regardless of the fact the lens rotates when it focuses?

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=13257.0
... and further down the same thread, a 50-250 was the choice because a $474 70-200/4 was too expensive.... and now a $7k body might not be good enough?

I suppose the OP could have won the lottery or inherited a pile of cash... it's a pity you can't acquire knowledge the same way. :)

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #66 on: May 05, 2013, 09:52:44 AM »

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #67 on: May 05, 2013, 10:36:42 AM »
I had been thinking that the OP was new to photography, but I just read through some of the "petal hood" discussion and now I'm not so sure if this isn't a joke.

Anyway...OP...forget about spending $6700 on a 1dx for shooting books, a 1dx is for sports or fast moving wildlife...let me help you upgrade your image IQ dramatically:

Buy a canon 5D3 with kit lens 24-105L .....$3500. (Comes with awesome petal hood) ;D

Invest in two good primes, 50 1.4 and 100 2.8 macro.....$1000

Invest in quality lighting......$1500  People new to photography usually don't understand the importance of light.

Invest in a quality tripod and head ......$600

Invest in Apple Aperture or Lightroom and learn to edit and enhance images.....$100

Invest some time in thoroughly reading a "basics of photography" book.

There...now you have spent your $6700 wisely.  Do these six things and i guarantee you will up your image IQ dramatically..




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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #68 on: May 05, 2013, 10:57:31 AM »
Looks like the mods removed the .com from the OP's name.  I expect these inane posts were merely a vehicle to drive SEO traffic to his website.
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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #69 on: May 05, 2013, 11:27:22 AM »
I guess we'll have to wait about a year or so to see similar "Buy now or wait" threads appearing every other day  ;)

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #70 on: May 05, 2013, 01:30:55 PM »
Upgrade will be announced by late October and will ship by January. I'm also waiting.

I know many will disagree but look up the product cycles and dates of the announcement and shipments of both the 1D and 1Ds.

You're going to be really disappointed in October and especially in January.
Well, he didn't mention the year, did he?    ;D

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #71 on: May 06, 2013, 03:55:11 PM »
As I read more, I think I will wait for an upgrade.

After reading some of your prior posts on canon rumors forum
I wouldn't invest into anything above a 7D until you have a better
understanding of the technical aspects of things like why a 55-250
lens won't work on a FF body or that you'd even think of using
that lens on a 1DX.

Also a 1DX really is a body for pros or extremely advanced amateurs
or extremely well off $$ people.... or extremely well off people *and
off their rockers that don't have a good understanding of camera gear.

If you want the best Canon body yes the 1DX is the best for pros since it's
got a rock solid build with the latest and greatest features.


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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2013, 05:21:24 PM »
Well, it is the time to finally buy the 1DX. I have enough money. However, should I wait for an upgrade? I am not an expert who reads photo forums and rumors everyday. I came here to ask you camera junkies if it is time to buy it or wait.

What is the verdict?

If you're not an expert you might be better off not buying a 1DX at all.  Or better yet, sponsor an "expert" who needs one more than you.  The 5D3 might be more than good enough for you.  I can only guess.

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #72 on: May 06, 2013, 05:21:24 PM »

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2013, 05:53:57 PM »
I can find no reason to purchase a 1Dx in preference to my 1Ds3 or even 1Ds2. Virtually all my shooting is at 100 ISO

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2013, 06:42:25 PM »
Are you serious that those two lenses will not work on the DX1?

seriously, I mean seriously you're a perfectionist and,your using a soccer mom glass and don't even know it.  More money than brains.

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Re: Buy 1DX now or wait for an upgrade?
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2013, 06:42:25 PM »