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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2012, 01:19:09 PM »
There must be some kind of big problem they are trying to address because the camera exist and works. When the shutter on my 1DII failed last august I thought i'd better wait for the next 1D and August > Octobre didnt seem a long wait but if the camera ship in June... the wait will have been 10 months... urgh...

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« Reply #15 on: March 30, 2012, 01:19:09 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 30, 2012, 01:20:57 PM »
I'm a CPS member and when I called Vistek (last week), they told me ALL their preorders would be filled before mine. So being CPS does not necessarily mean "front of the line".

They also told me I could expect a camera by fall :\

5DIII is looking much more enticing...


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« Reply #17 on: March 30, 2012, 01:23:51 PM »
Great! More time to save up.... ::)

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« Reply #18 on: March 30, 2012, 01:24:01 PM »
By all means let them take thier time . . . as long as they want. . . . .!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The 1Dx will be amazing and if they takle their time with it, it will be ready ever more. . . .

Take this bit of news as a good thing people!!!! :)

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
« Reply #19 on: March 30, 2012, 01:26:50 PM »
Argggghhhhh!!!!

There's really no excuse for this. Canon has a very bad track record now of announcing stuff and taking forever to deliver.

The natural disasters hit Nikon and Sony harder, and yet they've been announcing more responsibly and delivering products on time.

I think the CPS priority only applies to platinum members. Gold member plebians like me have to get in the regular lines. All I've heard until this thread is that some platinum members got emails about ordering the 1D X, which implies that they'll get priority.

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« Reply #20 on: March 30, 2012, 01:33:13 PM »
I'd bet that they are having firmware issues.  It is very difficult to get firmware perfect.  Its also possible we will see a better AF sensor, one that can AF at f/8.  Thats just my conjecture, no reason to actually believe it.

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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: March 30, 2012, 01:33:39 PM »
There is a lot riding on canon regaining top dog position, any flaws no matter how minor in another 1d camera would be devastating to consumer confidence and possibly lead to droves of defectors to nikon. It had crossed my mind more than a few times with the d3s.

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« Reply #22 on: March 30, 2012, 01:37:55 PM »
There is a lot riding on canon regaining top dog position, any flaws no matter how minor in another 1d camera would be devastating to consumer confidence and possibly lead to droves of defectors to nikon. It had crossed my mind more than a few times with the d3s.

Yeah, Canon knows that this is their last shot at this. This AF has to be perfect. The tens of thousands of 5D Mk III's in the wild with the same AF unit will quickly show any problems that they may be able to correct in the 1Dx.

So far, the AF looks to be the best unit on the market.

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« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2012, 01:44:15 PM »
Nooooooooooooooo!  Given I am not a CPS member and that B&H has already charged my card in full (international order) this mean I already paid for the camera and may not even get it before July! (after CPS!)

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« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2012, 01:58:17 PM »
Immediately thought of you when I read this, Neuro. Waiting... waiting... waiting... Still sure the 5D3 won't be a serviceable alternative?

I'm not in a particular rush, personally.  I just hope there's a reason for the delay, other than concentrating on 5DIII production, i.e. I hope there are some previously unannounced features added to the 1D X.  Ostensibly, the early announcement of the 1D X was intended to allow Canon to solicit feedback, and presumably incorporate that feedback.  But having said that, I'm not holding my breath...
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2012, 02:06:10 PM »
If Canon's still working on getting things right, that means the 1D X hasn't gone into production yet.

They talked about the initial production rate being 7,000 per month. I have no idea how many pros and Olympic photojournalists need to get it first, but this doesn't bode well for those of us who can only get the 1D X after those pros' needs are satisfied.

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« Reply #26 on: March 30, 2012, 02:07:08 PM »
A canon rep told me that they would be available in Belgium from Mid until End of April. Hearing this, I immediately signed up a pre-order. Maybe I can get my hands on one before fall then  ::)
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Re: Canon EOS-1D X Delayed Again? [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: March 30, 2012, 02:10:37 PM »
[sarcasm]Another delay, I'm so shocked![/sarcasm]

The *beginning* of June would allow enough time before the Olympics, but hey... that's getting pretty tight.

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« Reply #28 on: March 30, 2012, 02:15:41 PM »
Nooooooooooooooo!  Given I am not a CPS member and that B&H has already charged my card in full (international order) this mean I already paid for the camera and may not even get it before July! (after CPS!)

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My god man. That amount of money paid in full in advance  :o
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« Reply #29 on: March 30, 2012, 02:20:29 PM »
Its also possible we will see a better AF sensor, one that can AF at f/8.  Thats just my conjecture, no reason to actually believe it.

I'm (not so) secretly hoping this is the case.  I don't see them adding f/8 AF with just firmware - sure, they could allow the camera to try and AF with an f/8 lens as is, but it would be the firmware equivalent of taping pins, not something suitable for 1-series reliability.  So, that would mean a modification of the AF sensor design. Looking at the AF sensor layout, I believe that they can add f/8-sensitive vertical line sensors at the center point and perhaps points above and below center and one row to either side.  Time will tell...
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