Replacement to the DX MK2 ?

falcnr

1DX & 5DSR Canon glass
May 3, 2015
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Hello all,
I've been off site for a while. Has there been any talk and timeline recently about a replacement to the 1DX MK2 ?
I am needing to replace my 1dX MK2 and was thinking of buying a second but wondered if there were any talk of a replacement coming in the pipeline. Sorry if this subject has been discussed but count find any recent debate on it. Thx
 
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Hello all,
I've been off site for a while. Has there been any talk and timeline recently about a replacement to the 1DX MK2 ?
I am needing to replace my 1dX MK2 and was thinking of buying a second but wondered if there were any talk of a replacement coming in the pipeline. Sorry if this subject has been discussed but count find any recent debate on it. Thx
Only rumour seems to be a Pro Mirrorless EOS R for 2019 ? https://www.diyphotography.net/2-ne...d-in-2019-including-one-high-resolution-body/
 
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Mt Spokane Photography

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Its pretty certain that we will see a replacement well before the 2020 Olympics from both Canon and Nikon. Just what form it will take is only known by Canon. However, due to lead times, it is already specified and designed with maybe a few tweaks allowed before it goes into production
 
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falcnr

1DX & 5DSR Canon glass
May 3, 2015
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Why do you need to replace your 1dx2? As the others have said, you are probably looking at 1.5 years for the new one.
Put on several hundred thousand frames and I suspect some focussing issues following a recent tumble in its bag. No visible damage but I'm finding keeps rate has now dropped off along with a few freeze ups leaning towards connectivity issues. I'd take it in for service but i'm not fancying several trips back and forth to Canon service (Which in Dubai is awful). Just thinking of buying replacement but was concerned that there might be something in the pipeline I didn't know about. Love the camera and have 5DSR as back up for stills.
 
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That's too bad falconer. If you can afford it, I'd say just go ahead and buy a new one. You obviously seem to use it quite a bit. It shouldn't lose too much value if a new one comes out in 1.5 years or so.
 
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Took my Canon 1DX MK II with me during our trip to Iceland last winter( December-January). Anyway, while walking on ice, I slipped and had a bad fall and my ! DX MKII, got off my hasnds and started bouncing on ice for about 3 meters Got so scared that something must have broken inside that it would be unsusable afterwards. After checking my 1 DX II , good thing, nothing happened and would you believe, while my 1 DX MK II was bouncing, it was taking pictures. I was even more hurt with fall than the !DX MK II.
 

Mt Spokane Photography

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Took my Canon 1DX MK II with me during our trip to Iceland last winter( December-January). Anyway, while walking on ice, I slipped and had a bad fall and my ! DX MKII, got off my hasnds and started bouncing on ice for about 3 meters Got so scared that something must have broken inside that it would be unsusable afterwards. After checking my 1 DX II , good thing, nothing happened and would you believe, while my 1 DX MK II was bouncing, it was taking pictures. I was even more hurt with fall than the !DX MK II.
If it had a lens on it, that is likely damaged internally, even if it seems ok, I'd have it checked out. A camera can have hidden internal damage as well,(bent parts, cracked circuit boards, AF sensor off, things that are not visible. A body is not as likely to suffer damage as a lens