The 5D3 and 1Dx are meant for professionals earning money from Photography. They aren't targetted at those who want a new toy to play with and only have so much saved.
The 5D3 and 1Dx will last me 4 years, costing about $40 per week over 4 years.
Seems reasonable to me just not to those photographing the inside of a lens cap.
I guess I just don't "get it". "Lens cap", hmm. I'm very predominantly a studio shooter ie, portraiture, fashion, beauty. Been trying out a D800. Just did an editorial Marie Claire shoot that included some "low key" lighting. Being able to shoot at high IQ, low iso and lift those shadows as I wished without needing NR that smears details like peanut butter is extremely valuable. My subject's skin would have turned to blurry mush! Images reminded me a great deal of my shoots with a rented Phase One IQ140 ($30k kit). I can think how vastly more important this ability would be to landscape shooters as well as concert and other low light shooters. Shooting at high iso cannot compete in terms of IQ.
jaduffy, will you put up a link to some of the images you've shot with the D800? I'm not trying to put you on the spot or anything; I just want to see some images that were properly lit with this camera. I'm still waiting on my 800e. Thanks!
And back to the topic at hand - I thought the 1ds III was Canon's flagship DSLR???
Well Tayvin, as massively outdated as my website is, and i mean seriously neglected! ...just last night I did put up a few new shots from the shoot I was referring to in my post. Website link below. D800 images: The opening image of the site, the B&W of Jaimie Alexander (Thor, etc). Then I believe there are a few shots of Jaimie in the beauty and editorial sections. All shot with the d800 with the 85 f1.8G, Zeiss 100 f2 or
200 f2. Any shots of Jaimie are with D800.
The images are retouched, but with the exception of Jaimie's back in the B&W, you would be shocked how little retouching was required. Seriously. She has phenomenal skin and we had a great MUA, Jeffrey Paul.
Whether they are "properly lit" is a matter of opinion.
And please keep in mind, you're looking at 500kb jpegs!
If you have any further questions, you can email me via the website info.