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For those who are originally planning to get 1D X, what do you think about the rumored (but highly likely now) 5D Mark III?

1. Stick with pre-order of 1D X (paid professional *needs* full specs of 1D X)
10 (10.3%)
2. Stick with plan to get 1D X (unpaid hobbyist *wants* full specs of 1D X)
11 (11.3%)
3. Change to pre-order (maybe 2 given the price diff) 5D Mark III (paid professional *wants* full specs of 1D X but *needs* lower specs of 5D3)
11 (11.3%)
4. Change plan to get 5D Mark III (unpaid hobbyist *wants* full specs of 1D X but *accepts* lower specs of 5D3)
21 (21.6%)
5. Pre-order both 1D X and 5D Mark III (paid professional *needs* both 1D X and 5D3)
7 (7.2%)
6. Plan to get both 1D X and 5D Mark III (unpaid hobbyist *wants* both 1D X and 5D3)
3 (3.1%)
7. Plan to order after both are reviewed by experts
34 (35.1%)

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2012, 03:20:05 PM »
I'm still shooting to purchase the 1DX.  The Mark III only has about 6FPS, which just isn't quite fast enough for me.  I'm working with the Mark II and at 4FPS it's tough to work with while shooting college sports.

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #30 on: March 07, 2012, 03:20:05 PM »

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« Reply #31 on: March 07, 2012, 04:40:39 PM »
Just curious - as a wedding photographer - I'm ready to upgrade from my 5D Mark II, which has given me considerable focusing issues (another subject all together) - if money were no object (ha) - would a 1DX be the best bet, or would it be overkill?  I want to purchase the camera best suited for my needs: low light situations, gorgeous portraits and a BETTER AUTOFOCUS :)

What would or are you all going to do?

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #32 on: March 07, 2012, 04:41:24 PM »
BTW, does anyone know if D800's 90k RGB metering can do the same?

The D800 has the ability to meter off of an AF point. In fact, many inexpensive Nikon bodies have had this feature, including the Nikon D40 from 2006 and the newer D3100 and D5100. I'm not sure why only the 1-series has it.

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #33 on: March 08, 2012, 03:08:26 AM »
BTW, does anyone know if D800's 90k RGB metering can do the same?

The D800 has the ability to meter off of an AF point. In fact, many inexpensive Nikon bodies have had this feature, including the Nikon D40 from 2006 and the newer D3100 and D5100. I'm not sure why only the 1-series has it.

It's simply because manufacturers have to distinguish different product lines. I believe Canon's aim is to make 5D best selling product (as both 1D X and 5D Mark III are great all-around cameras and you'd defenitely want one of those for yourself), whereas Nikon have clear separation of the target audience their professional cameras aimed for.
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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #34 on: March 08, 2012, 03:12:35 AM »
BTW, does anyone know if D800's 90k RGB metering can do the same?

The D800 has the ability to meter off of an AF point. In fact, many inexpensive Nikon bodies have had this feature, including the Nikon D40 from 2006 and the newer D3100 and D5100. I'm not sure why only the 1-series has it.

The 5DIII has this capability as well.

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #35 on: March 08, 2012, 04:07:12 AM »
Sorry if this an ackward question but: Is it possible to select pre-defined cases directly from the exposure mode button? And if yes, how many cases can be assigned?

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2012, 04:34:29 AM »
I'm very much in the market for one of them. The 5d3 would be a great replacement for my 5d2 but would the 1dx offer even more? Would it save me time in post by having more accurate exposure and white balance (?)? Would I keep it longer due to the extended shutter life? (probably not :) )

It's a complicated equation.

Fundamentally the 5d3 seems to solve all of the problems I had with the 5d2 so the obvious smart money would take that, but at the same time I wonder whether the 1dx would offer me some extra things which were worthwhile.

My only disappointment is the battery life on the 1dx :(

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #36 on: March 08, 2012, 04:34:29 AM »

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #37 on: March 08, 2012, 04:40:47 AM »
I'm very much in the market for one of them. The 5d3 would be a great replacement for my 5d2 but would the 1dx offer even more? Would it save me time in post by having more accurate exposure and white balance (?)? Would I keep it longer due to the extended shutter life? (probably not :) )

It's a complicated equation.

Fundamentally the 5d3 seems to solve all of the problems I had with the 5d2 so the obvious smart money would take that, but at the same time I wonder whether the 1dx would offer me some extra things which were worthwhile.

My only disappointment is the battery life on the 1dx :(

Look at the Canon site where they list the 1DX features. See what extra it offers and decide wheter you want to pay for them

The headline benefits are probably fps and weatherproofing

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #38 on: March 08, 2012, 04:53:38 AM »
Planning to get 1DX in August / September when funds are complete :P

Then will be probably saving up for 5D3 and maybe getting rid of 7D as backup.

Voted accordingly :P
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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #39 on: March 08, 2012, 06:10:24 AM »
I'm still want to buy 1Dx, but... ???

In last few days I red many articles, previews & reviews considering new Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, and the stuff there is pretty convincing.
Pictures I saw from 5DMarkIII, videos, noise levels, resolution, new 61 point AF system, 6fps, audio controls, new body... all that for 3.090,00 Euros (body only) !
They implement so many good things from 1Dx, that I really have to ask myself do I need IDx any more.

I understand that 1Dx is professional camera with even more robust body, 12fps, and little less noise than 5DMarkIII, but...

Now my question is... is 1Dx that much better than 5D MarkIII that can easily justify it's double price (around 6.000,00 Euros, maybe even more than that).
Canon has to put a little more effort for pottentional 1Dx buyers, cause, 5DMarkIII looks really, really good.
Is the gap between these 2 cameras big enough (except the price)?
I will wait a little longer for reviews and comparission between these two, but I admit, I'm a little confused right now.
Please Canon, remove my doubts. ;)

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #40 on: March 08, 2012, 06:27:18 AM »
I'm very much in the market for one of them. The 5d3 would be a great replacement for my 5d2 but would the 1dx offer even more? Would it save me time in post by having more accurate exposure and white balance (?)? Would I keep it longer due to the extended shutter life? (probably not :) )

It's a complicated equation.

Fundamentally the 5d3 seems to solve all of the problems I had with the 5d2 so the obvious smart money would take that, but at the same time I wonder whether the 1dx would offer me some extra things which were worthwhile.

My only disappointment is the battery life on the 1dx :(

Look at the Canon site where they list the 1DX features. See what extra it offers and decide wheter you want to pay for them

The headline benefits are probably fps and weatherproofing
Yes - I had a pretty good look through. I don't need fps and waterproofing that much, but there are other differences - notably the extra 100k sensor and what it does to exposure accuracy. That would help me *if* it's better than the one of the 5d3. That's what I'm waiting to find out.

Also, I want to feel both in my hands too (5d with battery grip). That will definitely play a part in my decision.

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #41 on: March 08, 2012, 07:04:34 AM »
I'm still want to buy 1Dx, but... ???

In last few days I red many articles, previews & reviews considering new Canon EOS 5D MarkIII, and the stuff there is pretty convincing.
Pictures I saw from 5DMarkIII, videos, noise levels, resolution, new 61 point AF system, 6fps, audio controls, new body... all that for 3.090,00 Euros (body only) !
They implement so many good things from 1Dx, that I really have to ask myself do I need IDx any more.

I understand that 1Dx is professional camera with even more robust body, 12fps, and little less noise than 5DMarkIII, but...

Now my question is... is 1Dx that much better than 5D MarkIII that can easily justify it's double price (around 6.000,00 Euros, maybe even more than that).
Canon has to put a little more effort for pottentional 1Dx buyers, cause, 5DMarkIII looks really, really good.
Is the gap between these 2 cameras big enough (except the price)?
I will wait a little longer for reviews and comparission between these two, but I admit, I'm a little confused right now.
Please Canon, remove my doubts. ;)

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #42 on: March 08, 2012, 07:12:49 AM »
Nope, 3.190,00 Euro in Italy, price changed up for the last 5 hours.

Check this site  ;)

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #43 on: March 08, 2012, 07:16:26 AM »
I have a 1dx and 5d3 on pre-order, but I might switch the 1d for another 5d. Just need to get my hands on a 5d to see if the build quality is good enough.

the 1d is faster, but I don't need it. Other things are: better flash sync speed (1/250 versus 200), integrated grip, ethernet port, better metering system, presumably better sensor performance (at higher iso's, but how much better, if any at all?), more power to drive lenses (i.e. faster focusing), and more buttons to customize.

5d3 is smaller and lighter (without grip, of course), a bit more resolution, silent mode (1dx has it, but not as silent as 5d and no continuous mode for silent)

Question: is the 1d worth more than 2200 euro's for me personally? Maybe not..

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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
« Reply #44 on: March 08, 2012, 07:45:08 AM »
Nope, 3.190,00 Euro in Italy, price changed up for the last 5 hours.

Check this site  ;)

http://www.fotocolombo.it/shop/index.php?content=category&idCategory=1269&language=it
Official announcement price is 3.499,- EUR. Maybe you Italians get it cheaper than uns Belgians  :P
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Re: POLL: Potential 1D X buyers - still 1D X or 5D Mark III now?
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