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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #15 on: August 03, 2012, 12:12:59 AM »
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 ...

Putin is in London at the moment watching the Olympics - I wonder if he got his 1DX and 300II past the security guards ::) ::) ::)

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
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« Reply #16 on: August 03, 2012, 12:32:14 AM »
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 ...

Putin is in London at the moment watching the Olympics - I wonder if he got his 1DX and 300II past the security guards ::) ::) ::)
Dude! He is so small the 1dx is bigger than he is with anything but the shorty forty on it :p
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #17 on: August 03, 2012, 12:58:38 PM »
I bought the camera, microadjusted all my lenses, everything works perfectly! I am very much looking forward to this photo weekend!
1D X, 24L II, 50L , 85L II, 16-35L II, 24-70L II, 70-200 2.8L II IS, 8-14 4L, TS-E 17 f/4L, EXT 1.4x III, EXT 2x II, 2 x 600 EX-RT, ST-E3-RT

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #18 on: August 03, 2012, 07:48:29 PM »
I bought the camera, microadjusted all my lenses, everything works perfectly! I am very much looking forward to this photo weekend!
Where did you get it from?

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #19 on: August 04, 2012, 08:09:36 AM »
Intersys. I believe there expecting some more pieces this week.
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #20 on: August 04, 2012, 11:48:16 AM »
Intersys. I believe there expecting some more pieces this week.
You went straight to Intersys? Not to a dealer???

Anyway have fun! Are you going to take a lens as a present to your camera?   :)

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #21 on: August 04, 2012, 01:47:33 PM »
I am very happy with Intersys, I have bought a lot of my gear from them. I have just updated my signature with my lenses (I have 24 1.4 II, 50 1.2, 85 1.2, 8-14 4L, 16-35, 24-70, 70-200 II).  I am covered I think.
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #22 on: August 04, 2012, 02:49:57 PM »
I bought the camera, microadjusted all my lenses, everything works perfectly! I am very much looking forward to this photo weekend!

I would like to see what micro adjustments you had to do with all of your lenses.
1DX / 24L II / 35L / 85L II / 135L / 100L Macro / 16-35L II / 24-70L II (on order) / 70-200L II / 1.4x III TC / 2x III TC / 2 X 600EX-RT

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #23 on: August 04, 2012, 03:11:44 PM »
It took me 6 hours, using Canon EOS utility's live view.
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #24 on: August 04, 2012, 03:30:54 PM »
It took me 6 hours, using Canon EOS utility's live view.

I meant that I would like to see your +/- #'s for each of your lenses. I just got a replacement 1DX and some of my AFMA's are almost off the chart.
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #25 on: August 04, 2012, 03:54:22 PM »
24=+6, 50=-6, 85=+5, 16-35=+3W and 0T, 24-70=0W and +1T, 70-200=0.
I hope its helps...
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #26 on: August 04, 2012, 03:58:34 PM »
I had numbers like that and even smaller on my first 1DX but have a couple of double digits on my replacement 1DX. Would be interested to see others AFMA #'s
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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #27 on: August 04, 2012, 04:48:25 PM »
It is not a good time to buy. 

1. It's new, hard to find, priced at it retail, likely as high as it ever will be.  Let them work the bugs out, and let the price fall a little.

2. You don't need this camera at your stage.  i am not one of those people who think you need a manual film 35mm to start, because 40 years ago thats what they had.  But I am one of those people who knows the difference between a photographer, and a gear collector.  And when i read your post I think, gear collector.  Do you talk more about your gear, or your photographs? Think about it.

You don't need a 2nd body, but if you must, get yourself a 7D.  Shoot some sports, and other things that benefit from the high speed shutter, etc.


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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
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« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2012, 05:42:24 PM »
It is not a good time to buy. 

1. It's new, hard to find, priced at it retail, likely as high as it ever will be.  Let them work the bugs out, and let the price fall a little.

2. You don't need this camera at your stage.  i am not one of those people who think you need a manual film 35mm to start, because 40 years ago thats what they had.  But I am one of those people who knows the difference between a photographer, and a gear collector.  And when i read your post I think, gear collector.  Do you talk more about your gear, or your photographs? Think about it.

You don't need a 2nd body, but if you must, get yourself a 7D.  Shoot some sports, and other things that benefit from the high speed shutter, etc.

A 7D would be a very bad choice - a 1D4 or a 5DIII would be infinitely better

For sports the 1D4 has many benefits, such as AF point metering, auto iso with minimum shutter speed + EC, plus of course 10fps

Nothing wrong with collecting gear either

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Re: Is this a good time to buy 1D X?
« Reply #28 on: August 04, 2012, 05:42:24 PM »