Maybe...but it's also nice to be able to actually see the true DoF through the VF, for compositional reasons.
Agreed, the greatest benefit of the 's' screen is real dof. I find the difference in ability to nail manual focus only marginally better than the standard screen.
I stick to what I said; maybe Canon underestimated the desire from 5D owners to see real dof, or maybe that desire isn't actually there across the broad user base, or maybe it was to add a 'crippling' differential to the 1Dx.
I MISS the EF-S screen in my 5DII (it's the only thing I dislike about the 5DIII) very much and unfortunately they don't make a super precision matte screen for the 1D X, either. Just split-prisms and grids
My slowest lens is the 180L 3.5, so a "dim" viewfinder" doesn't bother me one bit.
EOS 1D X, 5DIII, M + EF 24 f/1.4II, 50 f/1.2, 85 f/1.2II, 300 f/2.8 IS II || 16-35 f/4 IS, 24-70 f/2.8II, 70-200 f/2.8II || TS-E 17 f/4, 24 f/3.5II || M 22 f/2, M 11-22 f/4-5.6 IS | 18-55 f/3.5-5.6 IS || 1.4x III, 2x III
I only shoot at ISO 100 with perfect technique - should I get a Nikon?