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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2013, 05:39:28 AM »
The only reason I could think of for someone to take a 5D3 (without grip) with them instead of the 1DX, is for it's lighter weight and smaller size. For me personally, I like the size and features of the 1D series and probably would never get a smaller camera without grip again.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #16 on: September 01, 2013, 05:52:28 AM »
I agree with that as I love the size of the gripped 5D3 while most of my smaller friends (wussies) comment on how heavy it is. LoL I could see the silent shutter mode coming in handy on the 5D3 as well. Maybe another scenario I could see playing out is going to an event where the people checking bags at the gate would prevent me from bringing in a pro body would be less likely to turn away a 5D3 with the grip removed where that option is not available on the 1Dx. Maybe another option there would be a mirror less when the II is announced.

While I am waiting for the 1Dx shipment to arrive I was just pondering if I would find uses to keep the 5D3 or if it was likely to not see the light of day again if I should sell it while there was still a little bit of market left in the resale value.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #17 on: September 01, 2013, 06:05:39 AM »
I have a very camera shy family and the 5D3 quiet shutter is fantastic in this situation.
That's actually a valid point. The silent shutter is often useful for wildlife too, to the extent, that mammals actually react more to the IS operating than the shutter. The main advantages of the 1Dx are the build quality and weatherproofing, faster framerate in situations where it is necessary (actually relatively few occasions) and the AF point-linked metering. Faster AF may also play a role with some lenses and situations. If those aren't important, the the 1Dx probably doesn't offer much of an advantage, beyond ergonomics. Some of those features would be a benefit to me, but probably not enough to justify the additional cost.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2013, 06:09:57 AM »
While I am waiting for the 1Dx shipment to arrive I was just pondering if I would find uses to keep the 5D3 or if it was likely to not see the light of day again if I should sell it while there was still a little bit of market left in the resale value.
Do you ever see yourself wanting to use two bodies to save swapping lenses so much? If so, the 5D3 is more than a perfectly capable 2nd camera!
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #19 on: September 01, 2013, 06:15:49 AM »

I wouldn't worry too much about less mp. You can add an extender to your 300 f/2.8.
The extender will also work on the 5DIII, retaining its resolution advantage.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #20 on: September 01, 2013, 07:07:49 AM »
I have both.  I reach for the 1Dx first.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #21 on: September 01, 2013, 07:16:21 AM »
I think some of the main advantages of the 1D X come from the greater ability to customize the settings.  Min shutter of 1/500 s or faster, max aperture, etc.

Compared to a gripped 5DIII, the 1D X is more stable on a tripod.

Of course 1DX has better face recognition when using all 61 AF points.

The 5DIII has no face recognition for phase AF, the 1D X does.  So...better?  Well, I suppose so...in that having a feature is better than not having a feature.  It does come in handy in some scenarios.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2013, 07:25:38 AM »

Compared to a gripped 5DIII, the 1D X is more stable on a tripod.



I guess you mean when mounting the camera and not the collar of a lens
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2013, 07:30:23 AM »

Compared to a gripped 5DIII, the 1D X is more stable on a tripod.



I guess you mean when mounting the camera and not the collar of a lens

Yes.
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #24 on: September 01, 2013, 08:09:06 AM »
Sorry if I came across as rude but the question just throws me off as I cannot imagine anyone preferring a gripped 5d3 over a 1dx.

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #25 on: September 01, 2013, 08:15:56 AM »
If you don't need the frame rate buy the 5dmk3.. it's much cheaper and you can spend the extra cash on glass,the 1DX is also very heavy..

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #26 on: September 01, 2013, 08:20:42 AM »
the 1DX is also very heavy..

But lighter than a gripped 5DIII, and more comfortable to hold, too (IMO).
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #27 on: September 01, 2013, 08:43:01 AM »
the 1DX is also very heavy..
But lighter than a gripped 5DIII, and more comfortable to hold, too (IMO).
This fact takes some people by surprise...but it is true. A gripped 5D3 is BIG. The 1DX is almost svelte by comparison, a little lighter, a little smaller and much, much more comfortable to hold and use. The 1-Series ergonomics have always been several steps ahead of the pack. You pay...Canon delivers.

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #28 on: September 01, 2013, 09:01:07 AM »
If you want a MUCH better camera than the 5D III get the 1DX.

The shutter life on the 1DX is almost 3 times what the 5D III is.. That goes for all parts inside and out.

The question: 5D III or 1DX is really: baaad camera vs great camera..

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2013, 09:26:46 AM »
I believe kvetching over whether to carry your 1DX or 5D3 is what my boys call a "first world problem". 

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Re: 5D3 or 1Dx
« Reply #29 on: September 01, 2013, 09:26:46 AM »