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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2013, 08:57:48 AM »
Hi again everybody,

By reading and re-reading all your thoughts and comments, I guess I have a clearer picture in my mind now. The only thing that made me consider the (rumoured) 7D Mark II is the fact that, being it a crop sensor, it might give me more reach, but then I will have to compromise, somehow, on IQ. The 1DX has got it all, so I guess I'll go for it. Also, I think I'll get rid of the 7D, since I rarely use it now (only in bright, sunny days) and, moreover, I don't need 3 cameras.

Dave, congratulations on your decision!  I think you made the very best choice!  Also, I think once you start shooting with your new 1DX, you'll be surprised how much reach you're not needing, the AF and the IQ being so much better than your 7D, you'll be able to very easily crop for your extra reach without any issues in quality degradation. 

Also, be careful, seems like lot's of 1DX owners get some sort of itch for 500mm - 800mm L glass! 

Congratulations again on your decision, I'm looking forward to seeing your 1DX images!! 

All the best!  8)

Thanks Krob. :-) I guess, my 5D Mark III will see less and less use, too. ... Hahahahahah ... Well, to be honest, ever since I purchased my first L glass (the 70-200 f4), I've developed a serious case of "L" addiction. :-)
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #15 on: November 07, 2013, 08:57:48 AM »

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #16 on: November 07, 2013, 09:07:34 AM »
Hi again everybody,

By reading and re-reading all your thoughts and comments, I guess I have a clearer picture in my mind now. The only thing that made me consider the (rumoured) 7D Mark II is the fact that, being it a crop sensor, it might give me more reach, but then I will have to compromise, somehow, on IQ. The 1DX has got it all, so I guess I'll go for it. Also, I think I'll get rid of the 7D, since I rarely use it now (only in bright, sunny days) and, moreover, I don't need 3 cameras.

Dave, congratulations on your decision!  I think you made the very best choice!  Also, I think once you start shooting with your new 1DX, you'll be surprised how much reach you're not needing, the AF and the IQ being so much better than your 7D, you'll be able to very easily crop for your extra reach without any issues in quality degradation. 

Also, be careful, seems like lot's of 1DX owners get some sort of itch for 500mm - 800mm L glass! 

Congratulations again on your decision, I'm looking forward to seeing your 1DX images!! 

All the best!  8)

Thanks Krob. :-) I guess, my 5D Mark III will see less and less use, too. ... Hahahahahah ... Well, to be honest, ever since I purchased my first L glass (the 70-200 f4), I've developed a serious case of "L" addiction. :-)

I always reach out for my 1dx over the 5d3 for most things. Enjoy!

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #17 on: November 07, 2013, 10:37:36 AM »
Hi again everybody,

By reading and re-reading all your thoughts and comments, I guess I have a clearer picture in my mind now. The only thing that made me consider the (rumoured) 7D Mark II is the fact that, being it a crop sensor, it might give me more reach, but then I will have to compromise, somehow, on IQ. The 1DX has got it all, so I guess I'll go for it. Also, I think I'll get rid of the 7D, since I rarely use it now (only in bright, sunny days) and, moreover, I don't need 3 cameras.

Good decision!  You'll love the 1Dx.  I've rented it a few times and it's a beast of a camera!  (I mean that in a good way)

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #18 on: November 07, 2013, 10:52:30 AM »
save money and get a canon film camera…if your only shooting stills...

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #19 on: November 07, 2013, 12:32:53 PM »
Wait for the 7D Mk III!
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #20 on: November 07, 2013, 12:36:15 PM »
I wonder when the "I can't decide between 1DX and 700D/Rebel T5i" thread will show up!

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #21 on: November 07, 2013, 01:44:06 PM »
I wonder when the "I can't decide between 1DX and 700D/Rebel T5i" thread will show up!

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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 #22 on: November 07, 2013, 02:06:06 PM »
I wonder when the "I can't decide between 1DX and 700D/Rebel T5i" thread will show up!

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #23 on: November 07, 2013, 02:09:57 PM »
Hi again everybody,

By reading and re-reading all your thoughts and comments, I guess I have a clearer picture in my mind now. The only thing that made me consider the (rumoured) 7D Mark II is the fact that, being it a crop sensor, it might give me more reach, but then I will have to compromise, somehow, on IQ. The 1DX has got it all, so I guess I'll go for it. Also, I think I'll get rid of the 7D, since I rarely use it now (only in bright, sunny days) and, moreover, I don't need 3 cameras.

Dave, congratulations on your decision!  I think you made the very best choice!  Also, I think once you start shooting with your new 1DX, you'll be surprised how much reach you're not needing, the AF and the IQ being so much better than your 7D, you'll be able to very easily crop for your extra reach without any issues in quality degradation. 

Also, be careful, seems like lot's of 1DX owners get some sort of itch for 500mm - 800mm L glass! 

Congratulations again on your decision, I'm looking forward to seeing your 1DX images!! 

All the best!  8)

Thanks Krob. :-) I guess, my 5D Mark III will see less and less use, too. ... Hahahahahah ... Well, to be honest, ever since I purchased my first L glass (the 70-200 f4), I've developed a serious case of "L" addiction. :-)

I always reach out for my 1dx over the 5d3 for most things. Enjoy!

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Hi again everybody,

By reading and re-reading all your thoughts and comments, I guess I have a clearer picture in my mind now. The only thing that made me consider the (rumoured) 7D Mark II is the fact that, being it a crop sensor, it might give me more reach, but then I will have to compromise, somehow, on IQ. The 1DX has got it all, so I guess I'll go for it. Also, I think I'll get rid of the 7D, since I rarely use it now (only in bright, sunny days) and, moreover, I don't need 3 cameras.

Good decision!  You'll love the 1Dx.  I've rented it a few times and it's a beast of a camera!  (I mean that in a good way)

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #24 on: November 07, 2013, 02:38:40 PM »
I wonder when the "I can't decide between 1DX and 700D/Rebel T5i" thread will show up!
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #25 on: November 07, 2013, 03:00:10 PM »
it took me a while to save up for  my 5d mark iii…so while I was waiting I bought a canon film camera…it was the best  thing I ever did…stunning images…and now I use my film camera just as much as I use my digital camera

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #26 on: November 07, 2013, 03:57:51 PM »
Rent one and find out, I just found out I can get a  1DX for 125 for a weekend. The camera places around here want 375 for a weekend, thank you cps..

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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #27 on: November 07, 2013, 05:39:06 PM »
Go for 1D X and forget about 7D II. It will be miles diff. between these two. My trusted source said that ;)
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
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« Reply #28 on: November 07, 2013, 05:43:44 PM »
Go for 1D X and forget about 7D II. It will be miles diff. between these two. My trusted source said that ;)

Thanks for the tip.  ;) I have already made my decision, in favour of the mighty 1DX.  8)
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Re: Get the 1DX or wait for the 7D Mark II?!
« Reply #29 on: November 07, 2013, 07:15:50 PM »

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 #29 on: November 07, 2013, 07:15:50 PM »