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Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« on: July 31, 2012, 08:57:46 AM »
Hi guys, I have the option to buy tomorrow the 1D X, serial number starting with 05.... I am not a professional, just a very enthusiastic amateur (I currently own the 5D II, plus 6 zoom and prime lenses).  I have read about the err80 issue, and another one with the servo focusing over 10 fps. Do you think that both of these problems are firmware related, or hardware? I live in Greece, and it's probably impossible to have exchanged if is found faulty. Theoretically, I can wait to buy a bit later, but of course it's very difficult to wait... What would you advise? Warm thanks.
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Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« on: July 31, 2012, 08:57:46 AM »

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 10:46:30 AM »
The 1Dx is the most advanced camera canon has produced to date. If it doesn't satisfy your needs, I doubt any camera could.

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 11:07:53 AM »
The 1Dx is the most advanced camera canon has produced to date. If it doesn't satisfy your needs, I doubt any camera could.
Except if its gonna fail on you for the entire trip, then its a big risk to take when you won't be able to exchange it.

See this thread for examples: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8158.30

Personally, I'd wait until Canon acknowledges the error and fixes it, that way you can avoid getting the error. But it sounds like resetting the camera to factory defaults can be a workaround if it acts up. If you're willing to deal with the potential hassle of resetting, then the benefits (insanely fast AF, awesome low-light, etc) could be worth it

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 11:08:09 AM »
If reading these things bothers you, just wait.  The camera is fine, but it sounds like you are unsure, and this will lead to your being unhappy.
Every camera made has some things that might be better, but I would not take a few reports from people I do not know and that are not recognized experts as being flaws.

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 11:16:32 AM »
The 1Dx is the most advanced camera canon has produced to date. If it doesn't satisfy your needs, I doubt any camera could.
Except if its gonna fail on you for the entire trip, then its a big risk to take when you won't be able to exchange it.

See this thread for examples: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=8158.30

Personally, I'd wait until Canon acknowledges the error and fixes it, that way you can avoid getting the error. But it sounds like resetting the camera to factory defaults can be a workaround if it acts up. If you're willing to deal with the potential hassle of resetting, then the benefits (insanely fast AF, awesome low-light, etc) could be worth it


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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #5 on: July 31, 2012, 11:26:36 AM »
Since you have a nice camera, if you are not into sports and generally fast action very much  I would suggest to wait.

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #6 on: July 31, 2012, 11:29:22 AM »
I am pretty sure that all 1DX problems will have been solved by 2015  8)

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #7 on: July 31, 2012, 12:02:23 PM »
I've had mine for the past 3 weeks, and after passing through 3 previous 1D bodies, a 5DII, a 5DIII and a 7D, I can tell you - go for it, if it is within your budget, it gives you a multitude of options, whether sports/wildlife (its main focus on speed) and also other general uses, be it landscape, studio work, well maybe not very good for candid street photography (way too noticeable!)

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2012, 12:18:40 PM »
No no no... nows not the time to buy... wait 3 years from now... when you start to see rumors swirling like an impending tornado about a 1dx2 or whatever, THEN is the perfect time to buy...  no wait, maybe after the 1dx2s announcement, no wait, the 1dx2's release... yep that's the perfect time to buy.   8) 8) 8) 8)
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2012, 02:02:41 PM »
I have never had an err80 and mine focuses very quickly and accurately in low light with AI Servo.  No issues here, just an awesome camera that has left me very satisfied with its speed and low light, high ISO performance.

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2012, 02:07:13 PM »
I have never had an err80 and mine focuses very quickly and accurately in low light with AI Servo.  No issues here, just an awesome camera that has left me very satisfied with its speed and low light, high ISO performance.

Did you notice the shutter compared to even the 1D Mark IV?  I can't believe that shutter.  It goes very fast and doesn't vibrate the camera AT ALL.  I love clicking that thing!
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #11 on: August 02, 2012, 07:44:18 AM »
Check this:

http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=7820.0

(1DX - Ai Servo Issue - Low light focus failure!)
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 06:21:56 PM »
I did have Error 80 many times but it seems to have gone away! ....for now at least.

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2012, 06:21:56 PM »

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #13 on: August 02, 2012, 07:00:16 PM »
I thought the only people in greece that could afford a 1dx were politicians  :P

But seriously for a purchase of that magnitude I would go with somewhere you can go back to for service and warranty just in case its a dud
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 08:00:54 PM »
I thought the only people in greece that could afford a 1dx were politicians  :P
+1000000  ;D

But seriously, politicians can also afford the whole set of new white lenses (plus the black ones), the planes to take them to nice places to use the equipment, etc ...

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #14 on: August 02, 2012, 08:00:54 PM »