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5D3 or 1Dx
« on: September 01, 2013, 01:17:41 AM »
Lenses to be used in this scenario: 300 f/2.8 II, 70-200 f/2.8 IS II, 24-70 f/2.8 II.

When shooting anything action sports related I am pretty sure I would lean towards the 1Dx for the AF speed and FPS numbers. But, what about general purpose shooting of family/friends at events both indoors and out or nature and wildlife shooting? Is either body a clear cut better choice? Would the 5D3 be better in that you have more pixels to crop with? Or would the 1Dx prevail for a larger pixel size and overall IQ? Does one offer better contrast over the other? Or are they pretty much even in that regards?

All things like shooting conditions being equal. Is there any scenario where you would see a gripped 5D3 being the better option where you would consider leaving the 1Dx at home?
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2013, 03:07:30 AM »
There seems to be some very odd posts in CR lately.

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2013, 03:25:04 AM »
Care to elaborate?
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2013, 03:32:48 AM »
you would consider leaving the 1Dx at home?

Does not compute. I would have it welded to my arm.

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2013, 03:37:26 AM »
Yeah, that is kinda what I am wanting to know. Would there be any situations where a person who has both cameras would choose to take the 5D3 and leave the 1Dx at home? Or would it tend to be the other way around?
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2013, 03:49:02 AM »
I'm very confused by this post, and not sure about it because of the username "forumMuppet",  but here's me trying to attempt to give some sort of serious answer:
An advantage of the 1Dx is most definitely the FPS and AF speed, but also the dual CF card slot comes into play, too (rather than the CF and SD slots in the 5D III).  Unless you're going to print very largely, I would not worry about the 4.2 megapixel difference.  With the kit you have, I would not worry too much about performance differences as they would not be significant enough to make you wish you had bought the other (aside from that 10FPS), but if you have the option, I don't see why not.  And I don't understand why a gripped 5D mark III would be any better than a 1Dx.  The battery grip does not improve performance (and only offers the dual battery slot).  If you choose the 5D III, you can afford to get another lens just for the fun of it.  If you go with the 1Dx, congratulations, you basically have the king of full frame photography in the Canon world.

If I had a 1Dx and 5D mark III, I'd only ever take the 5D Mark III (gripped) when needed as a second body.  If I was lazy like I normally am, I'd just take the 5D III without a grip.  Basically 1Dx > 5D mark III
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #6 on: September 01, 2013, 04:13:05 AM »
The 1D X has 90% of the resolution of the 5D III both horizontally and vertically. I can't think of any real life situation where that minor resolution difference makes or breaks a photo.

Better AF, FPS and high ISO all go towards more than bridging that inconsequential resolution deficit.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #7 on: September 01, 2013, 04:34:33 AM »

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #8 on: September 01, 2013, 04:50:35 AM »
Mahna-Mahnam!
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #9 on: September 01, 2013, 04:53:37 AM »
If I would have the option to buy a 1DX I would sell the 5D MK III and add a small but very very good compact camera. For those situations you do not want to carry that big 1DX.
I wouldn't worry too much about less mp. You can add an extender to your 300 f/2.8.
 
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #10 on: September 01, 2013, 05:01:05 AM »
I think the question is not so much which is better (the price difference is there for a reason), but whether the benefits the 1Dx brings are worth it to you to pay roughly double the cost.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #11 on: September 01, 2013, 05:01:45 AM »
FRIGGIN' JUST BUY THE 1DX!

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #12 on: September 01, 2013, 05:02:27 AM »
The 1D X has 90% of the resolution of the 5D III both horizontally and vertically. I can't think of any real life situation where that minor resolution difference makes or breaks a photo.

Better AF, FPS and high ISO all go towards more than bridging that inconsequential resolution deficit.

10% higher resolution is in my opinion the better choice when you don't need the FPS or high ISO abilities. Of the lenses mentioned in the initial post, only the 300/2.8 will be significantly faster at AF and the accuracy is the same. Of course 1DX has better face recognition when using all 61 AF points.

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2013, 05:06:49 AM »
I bought the 1dx to leave it at home and use
The 5d instead, said no one ever...
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #14 on: September 01, 2013, 05:31:26 AM »
I have a very camera shy family and the 5D3 quiet shutter is fantastic in this situation.
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