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1DX vs 5D3
« on: July 27, 2012, 10:01:11 PM »
I am interested to hear from anyone who has used both cameras.  I have two 5D3s and I am a wedding photographer.  I love my cameras but I am always curious if there is something better that will help me do my job better.  I am interested if the AF is just a little faster and better and I have also read that the sensor may be a little better.  Anyone have any experience with the two cameras? 

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Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2012, 10:47:29 PM »
I haven't used a 1dx but from my exp with my 5dmk3 and older 1d bodies I imagine that what (que the haters) kenrockwell has just said is correct.
http://www.kenrockwell.com/canon/comparisons/5d-mkiii-vs-1dx.htm
If it's more detail that you are after, hopefully you will get it from the members here.

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« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2012, 10:49:31 PM »
I would also like to read the comments this post will receive.

One very popular reviewer seems to favor 3 or X for image quality...

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2012, 10:55:56 PM »
Well, I do own both and have been shooting with the 1DX for about 2 weeks now.  The 1DX that I have is very fast when it comes to AF, but as with all cameras, it depends on the light, lens, AF mode and skill/technique.  Assuming you have fast lenses (2.8 and faster) and know how/when to use the AF modes etc the 1DX will not disappoint.  When compared with the 5D3 I would say the AF on the 1DX is faster and can be very accurate when used well (and can be very impressive when used in conjunction with its high speed 12fps).  As for IQ they are really very similar.  You will get a different noise pattern between the 2 (I actually prefer the noise pattern on the 5D3 but this is completely subjective).  The 1DX does have a slightly better high ISO performance showing less noise.  All in all the 1DX has been a pleasure to shoot with and has more options for customization (such as spot metering linked to AF point selected, 2 M.fn buttons, AE & FE adjustment etc).  As I am not a wedding photographer I cannot say if you will appreciate these differences but I don't think the AF alone would be worth the upgrade as in my testing it is best taken advantage of in quick movement (sports, bif etc) but maybe it would be for you.  Rent one and take it along to verify.
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Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2012, 10:57:00 PM »
I'll have a lot, lot more tests tomorrow, but so far I haven't seen any difference in IQ at all, around ISO 100-400.  I didn't crop either, so I have a lot more to examine.  As can be expected, the color rendition is slightly different, as for my tests I'll just leave each cam in Portrait Mode (my favorite on the 1Ds 3).  The tests I'll be doing will be among the 1D X, 1D Mark IV, and 5D Mark III.  I think those are very appropriate comparisons regarding the magnitude of each camera.
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Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« Reply #5 on: July 27, 2012, 11:06:55 PM »
I'll have a lot, lot more tests tomorrow, but so far I haven't seen any difference in IQ at all, around ISO 100-400.  I didn't crop either, so I have a lot more to examine.  As can be expected, the color rendition is slightly different, as for my tests I'll just leave each cam in Portrait Mode (my favorite on the 1Ds 3).  The tests I'll be doing will be among the 1D X, 1D Mark IV, and 5D Mark III.  I think those are very appropriate comparisons regarding the magnitude of each camera.

Looking forward to your test.  If you don't mind sharing results please post on this thread or at least a link on this thread.  Thanks!

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« Reply #6 on: July 27, 2012, 11:31:18 PM »
What do you guys want to see?  Just tell me and I'll spend the next few days doing it.  I have the 1D X, 5D3, and 1D4.  I can shoot whatever.
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« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2012, 11:36:37 PM »
scantily clad ... sorry, i couldn't help myself. I don't have any special requests, thanks for doing this.

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« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2012, 11:54:15 PM »
scantily clad ... sorry, i couldn't help myself. I don't have any special requests, thanks for doing this.

We can try that as long as it's legal and I'm not cashing in the cameras for bail money.
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« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2012, 05:39:19 AM »
What do you guys want to see?  Just tell me and I'll spend the next few days doing it.  I have the 1D X, 5D3, and 1D4.  I can shoot whatever.

Could you compare compare Servo focus?

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« Reply #10 on: July 28, 2012, 06:39:10 AM »
I have the 1D X, the 5D Mark III and further bodies.

1D X ist faster, AF is better and the picture quality is better in hight ISO shots.

The 5D Mark III has a smaller body and the C1 to C3 on the wheel. If I was a wedding Photographer I would prefer the 5D Mark III.

In the range ISO 50 to 200 my old 1Ds Mark III beats the 1D X and the 5D Mark III, but the 1Ds Mark III is much slower and not so good in high ISO shots.

I use the 1D X for sports, action and wildlife. For portraits and landscape I use the 1Ds Mark III, the 5D Mark III and the 5D Mark II.

 

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« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2012, 07:20:34 AM »
The 5D Mark III has ... C1 to C3 on the wheel.

The 1D X doesn't have a wheel, but it does have C1 to C3.
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Re: 1DX vs 5D3
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2012, 09:08:47 AM »
I have the 1D X, the 5D Mark III and further bodies.

1D X ist faster, AF is better and the picture quality is better in hight ISO shots.

The 5D Mark III has a smaller body and the C1 to C3 on the wheel. If I was a wedding Photographer I would prefer the 5D Mark III.

In the range ISO 50 to 200 my old 1Ds Mark III beats the 1D X and the 5D Mark III, but the 1Ds Mark III is much slower and not so good in high ISO shots.

I use the 1D X for sports, action and wildlife. For portraits and landscape I use the 1Ds Mark III, the 5D Mark III and the 5D Mark II.

This is so interesting to me. So there is visible difference in quality if you shoot landscapes with Mark III?

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« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2012, 10:00:19 AM »
What do you guys want to see?  Just tell me and I'll spend the next few days doing it.  I have the 1D X, 5D3, and 1D4.  I can shoot whatever.

I am most interested in High ISO comparison.  Primarily ISO 6400 through 25800.

I currently have a 1DIV and a 5DII and I doubt that any features would get me exited enough to make the upgrade other then Image Quality at high ISO.  I'm trying to decide whether to upgrade the 1DIV to a 1DX or rather upgrade the 5DII to a 5DIII.  Or do nothing at all.

I primarily shoot wildlife... so if you are able to shoot a few high ISO shots with each body at a texture rich subject and post to compare at 100% that would be awesome!  (Ideally right out of camera with no default or additional NR)

Thanks for asking and have fun working with your new tools...

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2012, 11:41:08 AM »
What do you guys want to see?  Just tell me and I'll spend the next few days doing it.  I have the 1D X, 5D3, and 1D4.  I can shoot whatever.

Low and normal light at ISO 12800, and auto-exposure of portraits in backlit situations (to see how much the 1Dx's scene detection matters).

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« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2012, 11:41:08 AM »