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1DX Worth the Money?
« on: August 14, 2012, 08:17:41 PM »
I'm currently shooting with a 60D and 5D Mark iii. I was originally going to get the 1dx but the 5d iii came out sooner. I wanted something with high fps, and am wondering is it worth spending the money. I know it's an amazing camera, however a 1d mark 4 is a lot cheaper lol

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Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2012, 09:27:15 PM »
I'm currently shooting with a 60D and 5D Mark iii. I was originally going to get the 1dx but the 5d iii came out sooner. I wanted something with high fps, and am wondering is it worth spending the money. I know it's an amazing camera, however a 1d mark 4 is a lot cheaper lol

If you have a 5D Mark III and are satisfied with the IQ, AND all you want to add are higher fps, then no in your case I'd say it's not worth it.  Are you going to be a paid sports photographer?  If not, get the 1D Mark IV.  If you are, then I'd go with the 1DX over the 1D4 personally.  It's a lot of money either way.  I guess you could sell your 5D3 and buy a 1DX too.
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2012, 10:03:05 PM »
That's true, I could sell it. But you made some good points, I think maybe the mark 4!

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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2012, 10:09:48 PM »
I shoot sports and have the 1dm3 with 10fps, I also have the 5dm3. I tell you what, i can do everything i have done with 6fps, sure it may not be able to gun as quick but honestly if you already spent the dough why spend another $4G just for the FPS unless it is work case related? Just work with it, see what you give up as opposed to what you need. Else if you got money to burn buy the 1dx. LOL
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Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2012, 10:16:46 PM »
doesn't the 1dx also have better ISO performance?
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2012, 10:25:16 PM »
I thought about the 1d3 so it's not 4grand for the 1d4 but the money via local sports (high school, semi pro) stuff isn't very good. There's a lot of motorcross races near by where I live which can be a cash cow lol, so basically I just wanted something that cold keep up with the high demand put on it. I've used the 5d3 for some birds and stuff but with sports sometimes thAt one extra frame would've been the shot lol

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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2012, 10:35:48 PM »
The main issue should be autofocus speed and frames per second. If you shoot bursts with 6 FPS and you miss a critical moment and end up only with pictures slightly before or after that moment you may want to purchase a 1D. In the digital picture review of the 1D-X there is a list of camera response times, which I have found enlightening in this respect.

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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2012, 10:39:31 PM »
doesn't the 1dx also have better ISO performance?

Yes, but the issue here is that he already spent $3500 on a 5D Mark III.  The 1D X for him, I'm guessing, on top of that isn't worth it.  The 1D Mark IV is a really good camera, for much less money than a 1DX.  Having a 1D Mark IV/5D Mark III combo is pretty stellar.
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2012, 11:14:33 PM »
unless you're shooting with 2 camera side by side, I would sell the 5d3 & money from 1d4 to buy 1dx. (the 60d as backup)

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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2012, 11:50:34 PM »
The auto focus of the 5d3 is incredible which is why I liked the dx because it's the same system. And I'll have to read it

Ya lol it comes down to the money. Because I was looking to upgrade to the new 500mm version 2. However, wanted the fps and Preformance. And hearing such good things about the dx, Im looking for something that will last and hold up and I think it's rated for 400,000 shutter clicks right? But I've used the mark 4 which is a good camera but just didn't know if it's better to do the dx and wait on the 500

I usually have 24-70 on one and 70-200 on another or difference combos.

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Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« Reply #10 on: August 15, 2012, 12:25:58 AM »
Two camera set up sounds good. I'd suggest sell the 5dIII and invest in 1Dx - once you've made a bit of money from it then get the 500 too.
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« Reply #11 on: August 15, 2012, 01:36:30 AM »
Mos def the 1DX, better ergonomics, better ISO noise, better built quality, better functions, longer (400 000) shutter count, AND.... more street cred :) :)

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Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« Reply #12 on: August 15, 2012, 01:41:31 AM »
The 1D X it´s worth the price you pay for it.

If you compare it too the 5D Mark III the 1D X have:
+ better AF
+ better image quality
+ faster
+ more solid
+ 400.000 possible shutter releases to 150.000 (5D Mark III)
- bigger

Compared to the 1D IV:
+ better AF
+ better image quality
+ faster
- no crop (you need a TC or a longer lens for the same shot)

If you have only the money for one body buy the 1D X. If you have the 5D Mark III or want buy it, buy the 1D X instead.

If you have the 1D IV and you need the crop-factor. Hold the camera as long as possible.

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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2012, 01:54:36 AM »
The 1D X it´s worth the price you pay for it.

If you compare it too the 5D Mark III the 1D X have:
+ better AF
+ better image quality
+ faster
+ more solid
+ 400.000 possible shutter releases to 150.000 (5D Mark III)
- bigger

Compared to the 1D IV:
+ better AF
+ better image quality
+ faster
- no crop (you need a TC or a longer lens for the same shot)

If you have only the money for one body buy the 1D X. If you have the 5D Mark III or want buy it, buy the 1D X instead.

If you have the 1D IV and you need the crop-factor. Hold the camera as long as possible.

My opinion is that the "big" size of the 1DX is an advantage, not a negative. 5D has nothing to grip on to.. i have big enough hands that the only way to hold the 5D is with my first 2 fingers and my thumb and then the camera's sharp edge rests on my palm which is annoying.
In 1D camera's my whole palm and all fingers are comfortably on the camera vertically and horizontally.

Your second negative was the missing 1.3x reach.. i believe that you would end up with better image quality and better noise when the 1DX is cropped to 1.3x.
And to me full frame is much more useful than a cropped sensor. if you have money for longer lenses full frame is the way to go! more light in, less dense pixels and better bokeh.

To me the 1DX is simply the best camera available!
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 02:07:59 AM »
I've got both a 1D IV and a 1DX. 70% of the photos I do are wildlife and rock bands. I was really really happy with the performance of the 1D 1V.
The performance of the 1DX is stunning! Let me try and give you some real world comparisons. For birds in flight the IV would track the eye of the bird accurately 5 times out of 10, with the X it's 9 out of 10. When doing low light band shots, the 1D IV needed noise filtering over ISO 1600 , with the 1D X it's 16000 ! The extra shutter speed of the 1DX  is welcome, but not actually noticeable in the real world
Loosing the 1.3 crop factor of the ID 1V is a pain for wildlife photography, of course you can crop afterwards, but, I'm constantly reaching for longer lenses that I don't have
The rear screen is supposed to be much better on the X, I haven't noticed a difference
The menu structure, and general firmware capability on the X is much better(More like the 7D, which I've also got)
The X is heavier, but if your are used to the weight of the IV, it's not much different
I don't like the design of having 2 CF cards, rather than 1  SD , 1CF. You can buy SD cards anywhere, and I like the idea of always being able to get a card, if the one I've got becomes lost/corrupted.
Net, net - for low light shots, the X is unbeatable. For fast action shots, the X tracking is outstanding. Everything else is good, but probably not worth the huge amount you have to pay

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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2012, 02:07:59 AM »