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Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
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« Reply #46 on: August 15, 2012, 06:29:10 PM »
For me it was worth it

You guys want real world examples?

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http://www.speedhunters.com/2012/08/pikes-peak-part-1/

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Some great shots! The one during the night what were you shooting at?

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« Reply #47 on: August 15, 2012, 06:29:36 PM »
Well I made my final sale decision today.  I did not go with a second 1DX, but rather kept my 1D Mark IV and sold my 1Ds Mark III and a 5D Mark III I had earlier.  I really like the colors and extra reach with IQ on the 1D Mark IV for outdoor sports.  So yes, one 1DX was probably worth the 6800 but I decided the 1D4 was so good I wanted to keep that, and then the 5D3 for weddings/baby photos and quiet sports like tennis and golf.  Either way on the 1D4 you won't be disappointed, should you choose that route.

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Re: 1DX Worth the Money?
« Reply #48 on: August 16, 2012, 04:26:28 AM »
People tell me, oh, that's a nice picture, well you should see the 10 moments I didn't catch... that's how I think...

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« Reply #49 on: August 18, 2012, 08:03:37 PM »
Well I made my final sale decision today.  I did not go with a second 1DX, but rather kept my 1D Mark IV and sold my 1Ds Mark III and a 5D Mark III I had earlier.  I really like the colors and extra reach with IQ on the 1D Mark IV for outdoor sports.  So yes, one 1DX was probably worth the 6800 but I decided the 1D4 was so good I wanted to keep that, and then the 5D3 for weddings/baby photos and quiet sports like tennis and golf.  Either way on the 1D4 you won't be disappointed, should you choose that route.

I decided to go with a 500 f4 instead of the dx and I'm now looking for a 1d3 or 1d4 :)! The 4 would be nicer with the 16 mp but most with pretty high shutter count seem to all be $4,500+ when new they were $5,000 I think lol but thanks for your post!

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« Reply #50 on: August 18, 2012, 09:41:45 PM »
I decided to go with a 500 f4 instead of the dx and I'm now looking for a 1d3 or 1d4 :)! The 4 would be nicer with the 16 mp but most with pretty high shutter count seem to all be $4,500+ when new they were $5,000 I think lol but thanks for your post!
B&H have two 1D4's for $4000-$4200, and you should be able to get them for around $3500 I hear.

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« Reply #51 on: August 18, 2012, 09:50:26 PM »
Is it worth the money?  I'd say yes it is.  I shot the home opener this evening for Men's Soccer at Ashland U. and it was such a delight to shoot with!  I used a 400mm f/2.8L IS version I lens and a 70-200L II IS, alternating, here and there.  Normally I'd put the 70-200 on the 1D4, but I wanted a pure 1DX testing.  I will have photos later but I didn't have one out of focus shot.  It locks on and fires that fast.  What was amazing is that I set my shutter speed at 1/640s and f/6.3, and auto ISO and shot all night that way, and the noise is very low and had no problem maintaining fast shutter and good DOF.  I will have photos to share later, either in this thread or the 1DX Images thread.

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« Reply #52 on: August 18, 2012, 09:55:39 PM »
I'd also like to point out that the 1D Mark IV is still worth the$3500-$4000 it sells for.  Remember, I kept it instead of selling it for another 1DX.  I love the 1.3x crop factor and let me tell you, that would have really come in handy this evening on the zoom lens!  Next Saturday the 25th is my next soccer game, with the football home opener on August 30th at 7pm.  I'll share my photos.

Tell you what, I may get a flickr account dedicated to my sports photos because AU doesn't want all of them obviously.  This way I can subsection photos with the 1DX and 1D4 for us (the board) and then I can just share the link.  If anybody would be interested in me doing that, I would be more than willing to.  I'll be doing tennis with the 5D3, so we'd essentially have a website with only 1DX, 1D4, and 5D3 sports photos.

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« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2012, 10:12:00 PM »
$3,500 would be nice!

I know the camera will maintain its value but the onesi find seem to be like buying it new lol. And I still like the dx because of the ISO Preformance and 14 amazing fps lol! But I'd love to see some images if u post them in the dx thread or wherever! Cause dx will be better than mark 4 but really only 2 less mp and 10'fps? How is the make 4's ISO Preformance!? Like at most indoor arenas I've shot in, well hockey I think I was at 800-1000 iso but football etc you don't have that white ice reflecting light, but has the mark 4 iso like 500-2000 ish?

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« Reply #54 on: August 19, 2012, 12:32:17 AM »
$3,500 would be nice!

I know the camera will maintain its value but the onesi find seem to be like buying it new lol. And I still like the dx because of the ISO Preformance and 14 amazing fps lol! But I'd love to see some images if u post them in the dx thread or wherever! Cause dx will be better than mark 4 but really only 2 less mp and 10'fps? How is the make 4's ISO Preformance!? Like at most indoor arenas I've shot in, well hockey I think I was at 800-1000 iso but football etc you don't have that white ice reflecting light, but has the mark 4 iso like 500-2000 ish?

I've shot with the 1D4 and plan on shooting again, at ISO 6400.  If you apply NR out of the camera, in LR or ACR, it is acceptable.  I have no reservation shooting basketball and volleyball with the 1DX/1D4 combo.  Remember when this camera was new, it was THE sports camera.

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« Reply #55 on: August 19, 2012, 09:54:00 AM »
Well I made my final sale decision today.  I did not go with a second 1DX, but rather kept my 1D Mark IV and sold my 1Ds Mark III and a 5D Mark III I had earlier.  I really like the colors and extra reach with IQ on the 1D Mark IV for outdoor sports.  So yes, one 1DX was probably worth the 6800 but I decided the 1D4 was so good I wanted to keep that, and then the 5D3 for weddings/baby photos and quiet sports like tennis and golf.  Either way on the 1D4 you won't be disappointed, should you choose that route.

I decided to go with a 500 f4 instead of the dx and I'm now looking for a 1d3 or 1d4 :)! The 4 would be nicer with the 16 mp but most with pretty high shutter count seem to all be $4,500+ when new they were $5,000 I think lol but thanks for your post!
I've done the same but in a different order, I have the 5Diii and just bought a second hand 1D IV(wanted the f/p/s, but also the 1.3 crop) for Au$3,300.00 (the prices you mention seem excessive) with low shutter count, only problem was the sensor was filthy, now I'm saving for a 500 f/4L.

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« Reply #56 on: August 19, 2012, 11:37:20 AM »
$3,500 would be nice!

I know the camera will maintain its value but the onesi find seem to be like buying it new lol. And I still like the dx because of the ISO Preformance and 14 amazing fps lol! But I'd love to see some images if u post them in the dx thread or wherever! Cause dx will be better than mark 4 but really only 2 less mp and 10'fps? How is the make 4's ISO Preformance!? Like at most indoor arenas I've shot in, well hockey I think I was at 800-1000 iso but football etc you don't have that white ice reflecting light, but has the mark 4 iso like 500-2000 ish?

I've shot with the 1D4 and plan on shooting again, at ISO 6400.  If you apply NR out of the camera, in LR or ACR, it is acceptable.  I have no reservation shooting basketball and volleyball with the 1DX/1D4 combo.  Remember when this camera was new, it was THE sports camera.

Sounds fantastic!!! Thanks

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« Reply #57 on: August 19, 2012, 11:39:12 AM »
Well I made my final sale decision today.  I did not go with a second 1DX, but rather kept my 1D Mark IV and sold my 1Ds Mark III and a 5D Mark III I had earlier.  I really like the colors and extra reach with IQ on the 1D Mark IV for outdoor sports.  So yes, one 1DX was probably worth the 6800 but I decided the 1D4 was so good I wanted to keep that, and then the 5D3 for weddings/baby photos and quiet sports like tennis and golf.  Either way on the 1D4 you won't be disappointed, should you choose that route.

I decided to go with a 500 f4 instead of the dx and I'm now looking for a 1d3 or 1d4 :)! The 4 would be nicer with the 16 mp but most with pretty high shutter count seem to all be $4,500+ when new they were $5,000 I think lol but thanks for your post!
I've done the same but in a different order, I have the 5Diii and just bought a second hand 1D IV(wanted the f/p/s, but also the 1.3 crop) for Au$3,300.00 (the prices you mention seem excessive) with low shutter count, only problem was the sensor was filthy, now I'm saving for a 500 f/4L.

What's the AU to US conversion lol? But I'm aussiming that's still a good price! How do you like it?

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« Reply #58 on: August 19, 2012, 01:29:18 PM »
every penny worth
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« Reply #59 on: August 20, 2012, 12:52:50 AM »
Well I made my final sale decision today.  I did not go with a second 1DX, but rather kept my 1D Mark IV and sold my 1Ds Mark III and a 5D Mark III I had earlier.  I really like the colors and extra reach with IQ on the 1D Mark IV for outdoor sports.  So yes, one 1DX was probably worth the 6800 but I decided the 1D4 was so good I wanted to keep that, and then the 5D3 for weddings/baby photos and quiet sports like tennis and golf.  Either way on the 1D4 you won't be disappointed, should you choose that route.


I decided to go with a 500 f4 instead of the dx and I'm now looking for a 1d3 or 1d4 :)! The 4 would be nicer with the 16 mp but most with pretty high shutter count seem to all be $4,500+ when new they were $5,000 I think lol but thanks for your post!
I've done the same but in a different order, I have the 5Diii and just bought a second hand 1D IV(wanted the f/p/s, but also the 1.3 crop) for Au$3,300.00 (the prices you mention seem excessive) with low shutter count, only problem was the sensor was filthy, now I'm saving for a 500 f/4L.

What's the AU to US conversion lol? But I'm aussiming that's still a good price! How do you like it?
Au$3300 =US$3455.76. approx. all the used 1D IVs on Ebay at the moment seem to be going for about that- give or take a few hundred.
Loving my 1D IV so far, although I haven't had opportunity to use it a great deal yet. Shots I've missed have been due to user error, it loves the best lenses and performs well with those, doesn't much like my Kenko pro 2xTC :'(

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