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What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:22:01 PM »
Most people consider the 1dx out for reach mainly because of the price tag.. so my question is..

What your RESONABLE price tag for the 1dx? (doesn't have to be within you budget.. it can still be too expensive for your spending but cheaper than the current price of $6800).

I've already booked mine from the days when it was announced.. (spoke to a friend at Canon).. unfortunately since it's a new, highly in demand camera.. the discount he gave me is quite negligible.. as opposed to discounts he gave me on my 7d and 5d2...

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What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« on: June 04, 2012, 07:22:01 PM »

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2012, 07:29:13 PM »
I accept that I'm going to pay $6800 for the 1D X, and I preordered it from B&H within the first few hours they started taking them.
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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2012, 07:36:40 PM »
At this point, given that Canon can't deliver, don't you think it is a bit early to be discussing price?

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2012, 07:40:27 PM »
Sure, I'll help you trace out a demand curve. Assuming that I couldn't just resell it at the market price, I'd be willing to pay $4500.

Although, I still want to know what the bit-rates on the video are going to be.

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2012, 07:43:15 PM »
People have been cheerfully discussing (and by that I mean 'speculating wildly about') price since before they announced the thing in October.  But after trying a 1DMkIV (and being hooked) I immediately started saving for its successor.  $6800 for good kit with good resale value is my kind of gamble.

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2012, 07:45:41 PM »
At this point, given that Canon can't deliver, don't you think it is a bit early to be discussing price?

As far as I'm concerned, it should be available end of June as per my friend. He also said that mine is already reserved in their system to be dispatched from the warehouse to the canon office once it's available.. now I am aware that it's not under their control, but that's what he said... so I'm more than happy to belive that and get it then..

hehe, I even got two 32GB CF 1000

not to mention a 82m uv filter for my 24-70II ..

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2012, 07:52:32 PM »
I think the price is very reasonable for 1DX.  I haven't heard many complains for the price of 1DX.  I only hear the complain for it delay.
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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2012, 07:55:33 PM »
I think the price is very reasonable for 1DX.  I haven't heard many complains for the price of 1DX.  I only hear the complain for it delay.

Yes, given that the 1Ds3 was at $8000.. I agree. but then again, quite a lot of the people who had the 1dx on preorder.. cancelled once the 5d3 was available.. stating that the price was reasonable (compare to the 1dx) with quite a lot of 1dx features built in it.

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2012, 08:10:13 PM »
Yes, given that the 1Ds3 was at $8000.. I agree. but then again, quite a lot of the people who had the 1dx on preorder.. cancelled once the 5d3 was available.. stating that the price was reasonable (compare to the 1dx) with quite a lot of 1dx features built in it.
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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2012, 08:18:12 PM »
I think the price is very reasonable for 1DX.  I haven't heard many complains for the price of 1DX.  I only hear the complain for it delay.

Yes, given that the 1Ds3 was at $8000.. I agree. but then again, quite a lot of the people who had the 1dx on preorder.. cancelled once the 5d3 was available.. stating that the price was reasonable (compare to the 1dx) with quite a lot of 1dx features built in it.

So let's rephrase the OP's question for those people who own or might purchase the 5D3, as follows: Given a 5D3 price of $3500, how low would the 1Dx price have to be before you would have purchased a 1Dx instead? I own a 5D3 and my 1Dx price is $5500. Neuro's price is at or above $6800.

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2012, 08:26:12 PM »
I know there has always been a lot of talk about the 1DX price.  Personally if the camera can actually deliver the IQ promise and ISO performance we are all hoping for, then I am ok with the current price.  Sure I would have preferred 6k or 5-6k, but really I dont think pricing $5k or 6.8K will impact sales that much if quality is there.

So if I was Canon I would be more concerned about IQ then pricing...They cannot miss the mark with a camera that has been announced almost a year ago when it hits the market!
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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2012, 08:49:17 PM »
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I wouldn't take one at any price. It's far more camera than I need. I'd be wasting the resource.

I'd probably take a 5D3 at $3K.
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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2012, 09:55:53 PM »
If you use the camera on a daily basis and earn your living from it, the price is of little consequence. A tradesman who was here last week showed me his $500 cordless drill. That's a lot for a drill. He loves it. It's the best. He wouldn't settle for less. Same thing.

As someone who generally has 1-Series bodies, the delay in the 1DX release finally wore me down and I have now been working with a 5D3/BG-E11 alongside my 1D4. While the 5D3 is a good practical camera, it feels unrefined compared to 1-Series. The 5D series has bulked right up and with a BG-11 grip is taller, thicker, bulkier & 30 grams heavier than the 1D4. The ergonomics and performance of the 1-Series is in another universe. I'll pay the asking price.

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2012, 10:41:34 PM »
I was willing to go the 8,000 if was 35mp @18mp 6800 is about right !!

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 12:43:05 AM »
Seems everyone should know what it will or will not do before one could say what they would pay for it.  :-\

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Re: What's your acceptable price for the 1Dx
« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2012, 12:43:05 AM »