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« on: March 02, 2012, 04:49:31 PM »
If I were to save money to buy one of these cameras, which would I go for to get the best deal as far as quality vs. price? I have read the specs on both cameras now that they are out on the Canon pages, and I would like to get some input from you guys who are way more experienced than I am. Disregard shooting style or interest. What I am asking is the difference in quality, and second comes the question if the difference in quality justifies the price difference?

Just if you have time to share your reading of the specs.
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Re: 5D III or 1DX
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2012, 04:56:12 PM »
If I were to save money to buy one of these cameras, which would I go for to get the best deal as far as quality vs. price?

Honestly not really sure. My brain wave reading device only has a range of a few meters, and I think your at least half way around the world.  ;D
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2012, 05:26:50 PM »
I posted a spec comparison here.

Are those differences worth >$3K?  Depends on what $3K is worth to you...
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« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2012, 05:36:17 PM »
I posted a spec comparison here.

Are those differences worth >$3K?  Depends on what $3K is worth to you...


Answer: only if you're a professional photographer and can offset the huge cost of a 1DX against revenues/tax

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Re: 5D III or 1DX
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2012, 06:03:20 PM »
I posted a spec comparison here.

Are those differences worth >$3K?  Depends on what $3K is worth to you...


Thank you:)

I guess what I am really asking is a translation of these specs:) I am not experienced enough to really understand what these differences mean in real life.  My point is that as far as Norwegian prices are concerned both these cameras are quite expensive, but one more so than the other. Thus the relative increase in price for the DX is smaller than... thus the question if the 1DX is still justifiable given the great specs on the III.

BTW: Batterycapacity is not listed yet on the norwegian pages, but are just listed as not available yet.
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Re: 5D III or 1DX
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2012, 06:11:25 PM »
I posted a spec comparison here.

Are those differences worth >$3K?  Depends on what $3K is worth to you...


Answer: only if you're a professional photographer and can offset the huge cost of a 1DX against revenues/tax


Or: someone for whom photography is a hobby, and who has lots of disposable income.  ;)
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« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2012, 06:16:59 PM »
I posted a spec comparison here.

Are those differences worth >$3K?  Depends on what $3K is worth to you...


Answer: only if you're a professional photographer and can offset the huge cost of a 1DX against revenues/tax


 Second dig of the day at the amateurs .... and not based on research or even a straw poll ... :o :o :o

Two amateurs who can afford it are active on this thread  >:( >:( >:(

The 1DX is cheaper than the lens I have just bought ::) ::) ::)
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« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2012, 06:32:50 PM »
Does anyone have a good grasp on the difference between the HDR function of the 5D3 vs the Multiple Exposure feature of the 1Dx?  I don't fully understand the differences... aren't they the same thing?  I thought they were until Canon marketed them to be two different things.  HDR is a product of combining multiple exposures, that I know.  So what's the difference?  Does the 1Dx have HDR then?

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Re: 5D III or 1DX
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2012, 06:35:30 PM »
I posted a spec comparison here.

Are those differences worth >$3K?  Depends on what $3K is worth to you...


Answer: only if you're a professional photographer and can offset the huge cost of a 1DX against revenues/tax




 Second dig of the day at the amateurs .... and not based on research or even a straw poll ... :o :o :o

Two amateurs who can afford it are active on this thread  >:( >:( >:(

The 1DX is cheaper than the lens I have just bought ::) ::) ::)


Childish or curious as I am, and feel free to put in your own words .......  . What lens was that?:)
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« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2012, 06:42:20 PM »
I believe the features packed in the MKIII should serve 80% of the people. Are you in that 80%?

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« Reply #10 on: March 02, 2012, 06:48:42 PM »
Does anyone have a good grasp on the difference between the HDR function of the 5D3 vs the Multiple Exposure feature of the 1Dx?  I don't fully understand the differences... aren't they the same thing?  I thought they were until Canon marketed them to be two different things.  HDR is a product of combining multiple exposures, that I know.  So what's the difference?  Does the 1Dx have HDR then?

Both cameras have the multi-exposure feature (superimposing exposures).  Only the 5DIII has in-camera HDR, where multiple images are 'blended' to increase dynamic range.  The 5DIII also aligns those HDR images.
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« Reply #11 on: March 02, 2012, 06:51:11 PM »
Two amateurs who can afford it are active on this thread

Indeed - and neither of us are crass enough to post pictures of a wad of cash.   ::)
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Re: 5D III or 1DX
« Reply #12 on: March 02, 2012, 06:59:11 PM »
Does anyone have a good grasp on the difference between the HDR function of the 5D3 vs the Multiple Exposure feature of the 1Dx?  I don't fully understand the differences... aren't they the same thing?  I thought they were until Canon marketed them to be two different things.  HDR is a product of combining multiple exposures, that I know.  So what's the difference?  Does the 1Dx have HDR then?

Both cameras have the multi-exposure feature (superimposing exposures).  Only the 5DIII has in-camera HDR, where multiple images are 'blended' to increase dynamic range.  The 5DIII also aligns those HDR images.



There were several threads and discussion on the (from the critics, not that is wrong to be critical.) forum about the dynamic range of Nikon vs. Canon, and in their view the former was better than the latter to date. What is your reading on this aspect now? Have Canon delivered a kick ass DR on the III or the X?

Disclaimer: I know that my questions might seem to some to be rather uninformed. That might be true, but I have not found any other forum on these subjects with so many extremely knowledgable pepole. So untill people tell me to shut up, I keep asking questions, and actually learing quite a bit on the way. As when you gave me an answer on the fluorite question.
Again, thanks.
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2012, 07:04:22 PM »
No answer on the DR of the new cameras. Until we get RAW files, there's no way to tell - JPGs are 8-bit files, so the DR is compressed already, just based on the file format.
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2012, 07:14:19 PM »
Two amateurs who can afford it are active on this thread

Indeed - and neither of us are crass enough to post pictures of a wad of cash.   ::)

I found the wad of cash my wife has been stashing away before she leaves me.  I'm going to spend that on the 1DX.

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