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EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 22, 2012, 01:53:39 PM »
Dear Photogs,

If price is NOT a concern, which camera would you choose for weddings, engagements, & portraitures?

1DX or 5D III, and why?

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EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« on: August 22, 2012, 01:53:39 PM »

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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 02:02:42 PM »
Dear Photogs,

If price is NOT a concern, which camera would you choose for weddings, engagements, & portraitures?

1DX or 5D III, and why?

I would pick the 1DX because I like the weather sealing, higher shutter longevity, solid body (no screw on vertical grip), hate knobs, higher frame rate for short bursts when needed, lower noise at higher ISO, and I don't mind the weight (balances well for me).

Anyone can counter argue all of these points, but this is just my personal opinion (I have owned a 5DII - not the III) and I currently own a 1D4 and 1DX.  ;D

Also:
http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/PDR.htm#EOS%205D%20Mark%20III,EOS%201D%20X
and
http://home.comcast.net/~NikonD70/Charts/RN_ADU.htm#EOS%201D%20X_14,EOS%205D%20Mark%20III_14
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #2 on: August 22, 2012, 11:22:46 PM »
For your uses, it doesn't really matter.  If you're a good photographer, the images will look identical.  Probably no need to pay for the extra AF features of the 1DX.  However, it also depends on how you shoot your weddings.  If you do it from a more photojournalistic style, I knew guys who did them with 1D Mark IV's with great success.  So in that case the 1DX would probably make it easier on you.

Either camera will do just fine though.
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 02:50:49 AM »
1DX, if you can take the weight

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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 03:31:14 AM »
I shoot a lot of weddings with my 1D Mark IV, for a long shoot like weddings are i would choose the 1DX for sure.
the 1D bodies are designed to have better ergonomics and become a part of your body easier.

I love 1D series bodies. I could go on and on why i think they're better. Buy one and you'll never go back.

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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 03:34:42 AM »
I Would say....The 5D is more discrete on a wedding. Some People get scared of such a big camera like the 1Dx. And for the price of the 1D you can buy two 5D's. Two Cameras with two different lenses and you can act better on a wedding.....
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 03:54:48 AM »
5d III.

Why? Lighter (assuming you'll be using two camera bodies, this makes a lot of sense if you shoot long days like 10 or 12hrs; ergonomically the 5d3 can handle it fine since this has been vastly improved) and silent shutter. Just that thing is worth it.

Images will look practically identical and the 5d3 focus is more than enough for any wedding situation.

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« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 03:54:48 AM »

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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2012, 04:01:20 AM »
1DX - To keep all the 7D wannabe's at bay.
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2012, 04:46:46 AM »
As someone has already pointed out, the silent shutter of the 5D is not to be underestimated. I love it.  It's also a less imposing camera (without the grip), if that suits your style of photography.

The 1D X has better sealing, but I have shot with the 5D III in the rain several times without concern - any environment where the 1D sealing is required is probably an environment where you won't find a bride  :P

If you abuse your bodies, get the 1D.

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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2012, 04:49:33 AM »
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #10 on: August 23, 2012, 05:16:41 AM »
When use only 1 body: 1dX... only because body balance and (slightly) ISO
2 bodies: maybe 5d3 cuz the weight. BUT I would love 2 1dx n the weight isnt there.

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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2012, 06:58:41 AM »
1-1Dx = 2-5DM3 from a cost standpoint
1Dx = 1530g    2-5DM3 = 1900g
From a guy, and probably not unlike many others here, I have shot weddings with the 1dm3 happily. The reason it was happily is I knew i wouldn't miss the moments with it and i knew i could use other focus points without fears. Due to the fact i work out 4x a week or more i am fit but at the end of a long day i am exhausted. When dinner starts i set my cameras on a chair next to me and it feels very relieving to set down. For a little more weight than one of these 1dm3's i could potentially carry 2-5dm3's and get all the same quality and focus with silent shooting. The 1dx is quite a bit louder. For those who like the quiet shutter it def does work nicely and you do give up FPS but then if there was a bouquet toss to shoot just switch to High speed shutter mode and you are set. I personally own the grip for my 5dm3 but only plan to use it for shooting sports when i am taking 10,000 shots. I like the smaller size and i am not giving up much over the 1dx. Jeff Ascough went from the 5dm2 to canons 1dm4 for better avail light shooting and focus and now with the 5dm3 he prefers to shoot with the lighter smaller less intrusive camera so he is shooting with 5dm3's.
Would i like a 1dx, well most def! Do i like all the custom button functionality of a 1d series? You bet! given the choice I'd still rather shoot the 5dm3 for weddings.
1dx is overkill for the wedding people. 1dx for sports is the thing to have but even that i have switched from shooting sports with my 10fps 1dm3 to my 6 fps 5dm3 and i do go without that hyper fast focussing and fps but honestly i like how the files look from the 5dm3 and the colors are more true and vibrant thus meaning much less post production.
As it is I cannot afford a second 5dm3 right now but if i was plunking down that money knowing what i know id still take 2 5DM3's over one 1Dx.
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2012, 07:44:09 AM »
The AF systems is identical in the 5DIII and 1Dx cameras. The 1Dx has a distinct advantage when tracking sports or wildlife, is colour tracking and face recognition. But it's a far more expensive and bulk camera and really is more suited to war zones, wild life or the riggors of track and field.
I fail to see the need for 12 fps at a wedding and the 5DIII's shutter is nearly silent with it's new silent mode. The 1Dx sounds like a machine gun in comparison. Many will buy a 1Dx because it's the new king of the hill, but the 5DIII is a more rounded and suited camera for weddings in my opinion. In fact, i can't think of one feature that the 1Dx has that the 5DIII isn't more suited for in the wedding role.
Just my take, your experiance and needs will vary!
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #13 on: August 23, 2012, 12:13:44 PM »
You won't be wanting to shoot collegiate tennis up close with a 1DX either.  5D Mark III for that.
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Re: EOS 1DX vs. EOS 5D MARK III for Weddings,
« Reply #14 on: August 23, 2012, 12:17:07 PM »
5D3 > 1Dx

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