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Re: Cancelled 1dx pre order.
« Reply #30 on: July 13, 2012, 08:48:30 AM »

My other thought is to sell the 5d3 and buy the 1dx instead. The catch for me is that I run a small camera rental business for students that make shorts on video and they rent my 5d3.

There are other bodies that can make good videos - 7D, 1D4, 5DII - why not get two of these and make more money?

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« Reply #31 on: July 13, 2012, 09:13:18 AM »
I know! But the strange thing in rental is that EVERYONE wants the latest!!! As soon as 5d3 came out, no one wants the 5d2. Strange but true!!!!

In any case the camera goes out maximum 8-10 days a month and that does not warrant more than one body.

Btw if you curious, the lens most in demand is my 24 ts and then comes the 70-200.

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« Reply #32 on: July 13, 2012, 09:27:16 AM »
I know! But the strange thing in rental is that EVERYONE wants the latest!!! As soon as 5d3 came out, no one wants the 5d2. Strange but true!!!!

In any case the camera goes out maximum 8-10 days a month and that does not warrant more than one body.

Btw if you curious, the lens most in demand is my 24 ts and then comes the 70-200.

I use the 24ts as my wa

The 70-200 f/2.8II is my general purpose/walkabout lens on ff

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« Reply #33 on: July 13, 2012, 10:40:45 AM »
I don't get this:

I canceled my B&H order and if I did not cancel it I would have my 1DX in my hands since I did place my order as soon as it was available... but I am pissed at canon and Abes of Maine for screwing me like this.

Are Canon and Abe's of Maine to blame for you choosing to cancel your order with B&H?  Mine arrived from B&H this past Tuesday.

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« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2012, 01:06:46 PM »
You hoo!  I am geeting my 1DX on Monday!  Just shipped today!  Boy oh boy I cant wait!
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« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2012, 02:03:22 PM »
Hi Neuro,
Let us know how you like it  :) :) :)

Limited use so far, but love it, love it, love it.  Build is great, customization is extensive, responsiveness is amazing.  Shot some ISO tests, with no NR it's definitely a full stop better than the 5DII, probably a little more than that.  Exposures are very, very consistent, AF performance is great.

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Re: Cancelled 1dx pre order.
« Reply #36 on: July 14, 2012, 08:22:56 AM »
Hi Neuro,
Let us know how you like it  :) :) :)

Limited use so far, but love it, love it, love it.  Build is great, customization is extensive, responsiveness is amazing.  Shot some ISO tests, with no NR it's definitely a full stop better than the 5DII, probably a little more than that.  Exposures are very, very consistent, AF performance is great.

Heading out to shoot a concert tonight, looking forward to it!

Congrats! Would love to see some photos..

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« Reply #37 on: July 14, 2012, 10:07:43 AM »
my two cents...i havent read or posted in a few months, mainly because ive been too busy and was tired of all the negatively.
i was nervous about my 5d3 purchase, like you are with your 1D purchase. mainly because i mostly shoot with an epic or an alexa, but more and more id get a treatment and it starts off with "this is a 5D job"
so i finally got one, looking back on the past few moths im so happy i did. the entire pkg has already paid for itself, financially and creatively. i shoot mainly commercials, and more recently in the past couple of years the clients have me do the products shots on stills, but as well, i have jumped on a few short film projects because i could, because i had a camera pkg. i wouldnt change my purchase for anything.
so in my opinion, which ever camera fits the work you do, the sooner you get it, the sooner it will pay off!
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« Reply #38 on: July 14, 2012, 11:10:34 AM »
Hi Neuro,
Let us know how you like it  :) :) :)

Limited use so far, but love it, love it, love it.  Build is great, customization is extensive, responsiveness is amazing.  Shot some ISO tests, with no NR it's definitely a full stop better than the 5DII, probably a little more than that.  Exposures are very, very consistent, AF performance is great.

Heading out to shoot a concert tonight, looking forward to it!


You mean better than the 5D III ???
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« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2012, 11:14:51 AM »
my two cents...i havent read or posted in a few months, mainly because ive been too busy and was tired of all the negatively.
i was nervous about my 5d3 purchase, like you are with your 1D purchase. mainly because i mostly shoot with an epic or an alexa, but more and more id get a treatment and it starts off with "this is a 5D job"
so i finally got one, looking back on the past few moths im so happy i did. the entire pkg has already paid for itself, financially and creatively. i shoot mainly commercials, and more recently in the past couple of years the clients have me do the products shots on stills, but as well, i have jumped on a few short film projects because i could, because i had a camera pkg. i wouldnt change my purchase for anything.
so in my opinion, which ever camera fits the work you do, the sooner you get it, the sooner it will pay off!

Good point! But let's not forget about the person behind the camera too.... It makes a difference. You have no idea how much stuff from Alexa's and Epics I have received that is a disaster. Users sometimes believe as it is a camera with a good dynamic range and RAW codec that they canmoightbthe scene with a flashlight and we can fix it in post  :( :( :(
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Re: Cancelled 1dx pre order.
« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2012, 11:40:13 AM »
Hi Neuro,
Let us know how you like it  :) :) :)

Limited use so far, but love it, love it, love it.  Build is great, customization is extensive, responsiveness is amazing.  Shot some ISO tests, with no NR it's definitely a full stop better than the 5DII, probably a little more than that.  Exposures are very, very consistent, AF performance is great.

Heading out to shoot a concert tonight, looking forward to it!


You mean better than the 5D III ???

No, I mean 5DII - I base that statement on personal experience, and I don't have a 5DIII to compare.

Will post some pics when I get them processed, Mon/Tue most likely.
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« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2012, 08:31:31 PM »
I don't know why anyone would pre-order a professional camera in the first place without knowing exactly what they were getting - and more importantly, WHY they were getting it.
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« Reply #42 on: July 14, 2012, 08:53:50 PM »
I don't know why anyone would pre-order a professional camera in the first place without knowing exactly what they were getting - and more importantly, WHY they were getting it.

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« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2012, 07:04:10 AM »
I don't know why anyone would pre-order a professional camera in the first place without knowing exactly what they were getting - and more importantly, WHY they were getting it.

I do a lot of things because they open up opportunities rather than buy for a specific job.

A camera purchase is a strategic purchase for me - I expect to have it for years.

I have preordered a 1DX as an addition to the 1DS3 and 1D4 - not as a replacement. I didn't go for a 5DIII as for me I have that ground covered so it didn't give me new opportunities.

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Re: Cancelled 1dx pre order.
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2012, 07:30:29 AM »
I don't know why anyone would pre-order a professional camera in the first place without knowing exactly what they were getting - and more importantly, WHY they were getting it.

I do a lot of things because they open up opportunities rather than buy for a specific job.

A camera purchase is a strategic purchase for me - I expect to have it for years.

I have preordered a 1DX as an addition to the 1DS3 and 1D4 - not as a replacement. I didn't go for a 5DIII as for me I have that ground covered so it didn't give me new opportunities.

Have you already gotten the 1Dx?
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« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2012, 07:30:29 AM »