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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2013, 02:48:36 AM »

You mentioned portrait and landscape....for these uses, your 5d3 would be a better camera than the 7d2...and comparable to a 1dx. IMO
 

Good advice, if all your intended use is Portrait & Landscape I don't think the 1Dx brings a lot to the Party, well, it brings a lot, it just may not be useful.

If your intention is to shoot a reasonable amount of action/wildlife/sports, then the 1Dx is the way to go.

If you don't mind carrying a Brick, go 1Dx, if you like to shoot in all weather conditions without using a Condom on your Camera, go 1Dx, if you want the ability to spot focus on any focus point, go 1Dx.

The IQ between the 1Dx & 5DMK III I feel is pretty well the same, it's becomes about, cost & use.

If cost isn't an issue and you don't mind carrying the extra weight, then it's no contest, 1Dx.

You might think about the Sony a7r, I imagine this Camera will be a reasonable Landscape/Portrait Body, you can use your Canon Lenses etc, lighter than either the 1Dx or the 5DMK III, but it's not a Canon so may not get too many votes in this Forum, but Sony make good gear and this Camera may work well, this is conjecture on my part, I don't own one, yet.

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2013, 02:48:36 AM »

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #31 on: November 08, 2013, 06:23:08 AM »
The preseries 7D Mark II works very well, but you can´t compare it with the 1D X.

You can shoot landscapes with the 7D Mark II and the 1D X, but none of them is really the best choice for landscapes and portraits.

If you want to shoot most images in the range Action, Sports, Wildlife etc. and only at times some portraits and landscapes get the 1D X.

If you want to shoot most images in the range landscape, portraits und a times sports, action and wildlife and want have a pro body wait for the outstanding new 1 S (or whatever called). The new camera is a beast with an outstanding IQ in combination with an perfect AF-System. But you have to pay a lot of bucks more for it.

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You can´t shoot today with an upcoming camera. If you need the camera now, get the 1D X or the 5D Mark III and and switch to the 1 S if the camera hit the market.

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2013, 06:42:08 AM »
The preseries 7D Mark II works very well, but you can´t compare it with the 1D X.

You can shoot landscapes with the 7D Mark II and the 1D X, but none of them is really the best choice for landscapes and portraits.

If you want to shoot most images in the range Action, Sports, Wildlife etc. and only at times some portraits and landscapes get the 1D X.

If you want to shoot most images in the range landscape, portraits und a times sports, action and wildlife and want have a pro body wait for the outstanding new 1 S (or whatever called). The new camera is a beast with an outstanding IQ in combination with an perfect AF-System. But you have to pay a lot of bucks more for it.

Remember:
You can´t shoot today with an upcoming camera. If you need the camera now, get the 1D X or the 5D Mark III and and switch to the 1 S if the camera hit the market.

+1 Thanks for your thoughts.  :) ... I already own a 7D and a 5D Mark III. I decided to get the 1DX now  and get rid of the 7D (I've already put it up for sale). ... I'll have fun with the 1DX for a while and then I'll take a good look at the new upcoming Canon flagship.  ;)
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2013, 07:17:32 AM »
What about a 1D IV?  1.3x crop, better IQ than a 7D, 10fps.

OK, not as good as the mighty 1Dx, but you'll save a lot of pennies and do you really need a super-pro level camera, or could you get away with a good-pro camera if you're not a full-on pro?
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2013, 07:23:48 AM »
What about a 1D IV?  1.3x crop, better IQ than a 7D, 10fps.

OK, not as good as the mighty 1Dx, but you'll save a lot of pennies and do you really need a super-pro level camera, or could you get away with a good-pro camera if you're not a full-on pro?

 :D I don't really need any camera, since I only shoot for the fun of it. I guess, many others are in my predicament.  8) ... That being said, if I decide to get a piece of machinery as complex and sophisticated as a DSLR I only want the best I can get and that is the mighty Canon 1DX.
The 1D Mark IV is not up-to-date and, as you mentioned, not as good as the mighty 1DX, that's the problem with it.
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #35 on: November 08, 2013, 06:36:55 PM »
What about a 1D IV?  1.3x crop, better IQ than a 7D, 10fps.

OK, not as good as the mighty 1Dx, but you'll save a lot of pennies and do you really need a super-pro level camera, or could you get away with a good-pro camera if you're not a full-on pro?

 :D I don't really need any camera, since I only shoot for the fun of it. I guess, many others are in my predicament.  8) ... That being said, if I decide to get a piece of machinery as complex and sophisticated as a DSLR I only want the best I can get and that is the mighty Canon 1DX.
The 1D Mark IV is not up-to-date and, as you mentioned, not as good as the mighty 1DX, that's the problem with it.

As I said before, the 1dx is brilliant at capturing fast moving action and it's great in low light...if that's what you'll use it for then go for it, if not, then stick with the 5d3 and buy more glass with $6500... The newest 300 2.8 is the same price.  ::)
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #36 on: November 08, 2013, 06:42:39 PM »
What about a 1D IV?  1.3x crop, better IQ than a 7D, 10fps.

OK, not as good as the mighty 1Dx, but you'll save a lot of pennies and do you really need a super-pro level camera, or could you get away with a good-pro camera if you're not a full-on pro?

 :D I don't really need any camera, since I only shoot for the fun of it. I guess, many others are in my predicament.  8) ... That being said, if I decide to get a piece of machinery as complex and sophisticated as a DSLR I only want the best I can get and that is the mighty Canon 1DX.
The 1D Mark IV is not up-to-date and, as you mentioned, not as good as the mighty 1DX, that's the problem with it.

As I said before, the 1dx is brilliant at capturing fast moving action and it's great in low light...if that's what you'll use it for then go for it, if not, then stick with the 5d3 and buy more glass with $6500... The newest 300 2.8 is the same price.  ::)

That's a good idea. I like that.  8)
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #37 on: November 08, 2013, 07:25:44 PM »
What about a 1D IV?  1.3x crop, better IQ than a 7D, 10fps.

OK, not as good as the mighty 1Dx, but you'll save a lot of pennies and do you really need a super-pro level camera, or could you get away with a good-pro camera if you're not a full-on pro?

 :D I don't really need any camera, since I only shoot for the fun of it. I guess, many others are in my predicament.  8) ... That being said, if I decide to get a piece of machinery as complex and sophisticated as a DSLR I only want the best I can get and that is the mighty Canon 1DX.
The 1D Mark IV is not up-to-date and, as you mentioned, not as good as the mighty 1DX, that's the problem with it.

As I said before, the 1dx is brilliant at capturing fast moving action and it's great in low light...if that's what you'll use it for then go for it, if not, then stick with the 5d3 and buy more glass with $6500... The newest 300 2.8 is the same price.  ::)

That's a good idea. I like that.  8)

Of course you would, it's only the best glass made by canon ever.  Decisions decisions.... ;)
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2013, 04:44:59 AM »
What about a 1D IV?  1.3x crop, better IQ than a 7D, 10fps.

OK, not as good as the mighty 1Dx, but you'll save a lot of pennies and do you really need a super-pro level camera, or could you get away with a good-pro camera if you're not a full-on pro?

 :D I don't really need any camera, since I only shoot for the fun of it. I guess, many others are in my predicament.  8) ... That being said, if I decide to get a piece of machinery as complex and sophisticated as a DSLR I only want the best I can get and that is the mighty Canon 1DX.
The 1D Mark IV is not up-to-date and, as you mentioned, not as good as the mighty 1DX, that's the problem with it.

As I said before, the 1dx is brilliant at capturing fast moving action and it's great in low light...if that's what you'll use it for then go for it, if not, then stick with the 5d3 and buy more glass with $6500... The newest 300 2.8 is the same price.  ::)

That's a good idea. I like that.  8)

Of course you would, it's only the best glass made by canon ever.  Decisions decisions.... ;)

 ??? ::)
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2013, 04:44:59 AM »