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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #30 on: September 05, 2012, 05:54:11 PM »
the joystick on the 1DX is wider and I think it works/feels better too

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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #31 on: September 22, 2012, 12:36:27 AM »
Everyone's comments have me considering dumping my 5d3 and getting the 1dx. Af pt spot metering and it sounds like better iq and slightly cleaner iso's is a value to me. $3k not sure but heavily considering also I hate how the 5d3 clips highlights and was hoping the 1dx would solve that. I do shoot my active family and they will only start to become more active. Only concern is the size and weight difference. Any suggestions?
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« Reply #32 on: September 22, 2012, 12:41:30 AM »
I have both and the 1Dx is quite heavier, I do have the grip for the 5DIII yet I don't like it too much due to its thickness on the bottom. I only use the 1dx when I need the fast fps of max ISO sensitivity.

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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #33 on: September 22, 2012, 02:33:13 AM »
I have a minor case of buyers regret with my gripped 5D3. It is a very competent camera and delivers brilliant files, but as a long term user of 1-Series EOS bodies pre-dating digital, the handling, ergonomics and sheer class of the 1-Series is sorely missed.

Business is pretty strong at the moment so a 1DX is an inevitability here. I wish I'd held out and waited for the 1DX.

One unexpectedly high use function on the 5D3 is the silent shutter. When shooting boards of directors for corporate clients, I encourage them to give me 30-40 minutes of real time during a board meeting, with the agreement of no-flash use. The silent shutter has enabled some sessions to stretch out to an hour shooting with 70-200 f/2.8 & 300 f/2.8. Without the clack of a regular shutter, I can almost disappear in this environment, despite being the elephant in the room. Heck, I just leave the 5D3 on silent.

Other than the silent mode, I'd have the 1DX any day. And if the current level of business is maintained, make that two 1DX bodies. After extended test-drives in revealing conditions, I'm totally gob-smacked by the 1DX whereas the 5D3 leaves me with a feeling of, "Yes it's pretty good, but...."

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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #34 on: September 22, 2012, 05:07:11 AM »
Yeah, totally agree, the 5d3 is very good, but I felt it lacking in af speed , so many pictures that weren't focused that I should have been. When I got the 1d I felt straight away the mindblowing power of it, and I'm not using the term loosely... i bet i could throw it to someone's head and it will deliver eyeball-sharp worldclass action shots. No, really!!

If you're worried about weight, use a black rapid strap and hang it just below your belt. It doesn't even feel like you're carrying a camera. And btw, this doesn't work to do with the 5d as it jumps around much more.
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #35 on: September 22, 2012, 06:46:33 AM »
I guess the question is not which camera is better…we all know the 1DX is better.
The question is, what type of shooting do you do most of the time…it's not about what type you "might" do but what you currently do.
If you do sports 90% of the time then there's no headache there.
If you do more landscapes or walkabouts or random shooting then maybe the 1DX is a little to heavy.

For me, the reason why i didn't get the 1DX other than not being able to afford one is because i didn't like the size and weight.
I love my 5D3 because it's much smaller and lighter and i only do potraits 90% of the time so AF speed or FPS isn't my priority.
Yes, the grip is rather big BUT i like to be able to have the option of taking it off and get a smaller size camera to carry around when i do not need the grip…on a 1DX, you don't have a choice to reduce the weight.

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« Reply #36 on: September 22, 2012, 08:29:42 AM »
I have sold the 5D Mark III and hold the 1D X.

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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #37 on: September 23, 2012, 12:00:35 AM »
I have sold the 5D Mark III and hold the 1D X.
Is the camera worth the $3k more? If so why?
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #38 on: September 23, 2012, 10:27:40 AM »
I have sold the 5D Mark III and hold the 1D X.
Is the camera worth the $3k more? If so why?

I did the same thing as KKCFamilyman (upgrading to the 1D X from the 5D3). For me, yes.  The build quality is much better than the 5D3, imo (the 5D3 felt like a toy compared to the 1D X), and fast frame rate is great.  But then again, it's not for everyone.  I always wanted a 1D-series body, so this was the perfect time for me to get one.

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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #39 on: October 01, 2012, 07:46:33 AM »
How reliable is Ken Rockwell?You see,somebody told me that for KR,it seems that the 5D MKIII is better than the 1DX,especialy when it comes to IQ?How true is this?
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2012, 08:57:14 AM »
How reliable is Ken Rockwell?You see,somebody told me that for KR,it seems that the 5D MKIII is better than the 1DX,especialy when it comes to IQ?How true is this?
Thanks.

Not true at all.  In fact, quite the opposite in lower light.
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2012, 09:43:48 AM »
How reliable is Ken Rockwell?

You can absolutely count on KR, 100% of the time, to say anything on his website that will generate more clicks and thus more revenue, whether it's the gospel truth or an outright lie.
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Re: Canon 1DX VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« Reply #41 on: October 01, 2012, 09:43:48 AM »