POLL: So the 5ds is ~$4k ... will you dump your old 5d3 or 1dx?

How will you react to the 5ds/r release?

  • ... I'll dump my old 1dx

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  • Total voters
    334
  • Poll closed .

Marsu42

Canon Pride.
Feb 7, 2012
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So the 5ds price is more than the initial 5d3 release, but not that much more.

Looking at the current 1dx/1dc price drops, Canon seems to suspect internal competition pressure as the 5ds has a unique qualities which might make it a "flagship" camera. Will you replace your old 1dx/5d3, or even upgrade from another, cheaper camera?

Let's get a quick survey, with usually ~100 people participating it mostly generates interesting results.
 

9VIII

EOS 5D Mark IV
Feb 8, 2013
1,843
0
I already got rid of my 5D Mk2 in anticipation of this camera coming out.
 

tron

EOS R5
CR Pro
Nov 8, 2011
4,664
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I will skip it (as I already mentioned in a similar thread).

All I want is a 5DMkIV with the same Mpixels as 5DMkIII with better high and low ISO performance, 8 fps and much better DR (maybe using the Canon Dual-Scale Column-Parallel ADC Patent...).

Which means you know my answer to a future poll when 5DMkIV arrives ;D
 

3kramd5

EOS R6
Mar 2, 2012
3,084
405
If it offers something compelling at a price I can afford, I'll consider buying one, and consider selling a 5D2 to partially fund it. I'll be keeping my 3.
 
My Mark 3 and my A7R work togehter very well. Never chance a running team ... ;)
(50MP are not really attractive form me and since I got the A7R I enjoy manual focussing with my L-Lenses more and more)
 

Dylan777

EOS-1D X Mark III
Nov 17, 2011
5,515
7
"Will you replace your old 1dx/5d3" ==> No, even the price at $2K. Apple Vs Orange
 

Marsu42

Canon Pride.
Feb 7, 2012
6,316
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Berlin
der-tierfotograf.de
Dylan777 said:
"Will you replace your old 1dx/5d3" ==> No, even the price at $3K. Apple Vs Orange
I was waiting for someone to say this :) but I included the 1dx in the poll explicitly nevertheless as maybe some people bought it because it has the "best" sensor and now go for the 5ds as they don't really need a machinegun dslr.
 

Dylan777

EOS-1D X Mark III
Nov 17, 2011
5,515
7
Marsu42 said:
Dylan777 said:
"Will you replace your old 1dx/5d3" ==> No, even the price at $3K. Apple Vs Orange
I was waiting for someone to say this :) but I included the 1dx in the poll explicitly nevertheless as maybe some people bought it because it has the "best" sensor and now go for the 5ds as they don't really need a machinegun dslr.
I edited my original comment. Even at $2k, I wouldn't replace 1dx. I would add it though, just for the 50MP bragging rights ;D
 

RGF

How you relate to the issue, is the issue.
Jul 13, 2012
2,816
35
For the moment I'll keep my 5D M3 and add a 5Ds (may be R).

Eventually I would like to find a better solution for a walk around camera. Hate to invest in a new set of lens for a different camera line such as Fuji or Sony. May be the M3 will do the trick?? I can only hope.
 

martti

EOS RP
May 11, 2014
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I would need more time to take and make pictures learn about techniques, tame some models, set up a studio.
Another camera will not improve my pictures. I am the rate limiting step, not my Canon or my little sony.
 

Memdroid

EOS 90D
Nov 12, 2013
154
73
mackguyver said:
I really can't see anyone dumping their 1D X for this unless they don't use the speed and need more MPs.
+1
But I do wish sometimes that the 1Dx had a little over 20mp though. The 18mp sensor is sometimes just not that forgiving when cropped compared to the 5d III. Together they are an unbeatable machine to me though. Fingers crossed that the 1Dx II is equipped with a little more resolution, 24mp would be perfect!
 

King Eyre

1Dx
Jul 29, 2013
41
0
UK
Memdroid said:
mackguyver said:
I really can't see anyone dumping their 1D X for this unless they don't use the speed and need more MPs.
+1
But I do wish sometimes that the 1Dx had a little over 20mp though. The 18mp sensor is sometimes just not that forgiving when cropped compared to the 5d III. Together they are an unbeatable machine to me though. Fingers crossed that the 1Dx II is equipped with a little more resolution, 24mp would be perfect!
.......Perhaps, but for me the 12 fps is excellent and I suspect when it was announced, 18 mpx was the max they could get with that frame rate and buffer.
 

dcm

Good or bad - it's not the gear.
Apr 18, 2013
843
197
This poll, like all the other recent polls, are a bit premature given the cameras and lenses haven't even been released. We don't have the actual specs, any reviews, etc. so it's purely speculation at this point.

I might upgrade or add one of these cameras (or lenses) to my collection sometime in the future. ;)
 

sdsr

EOS R
Jul 14, 2012
912
7
I recently sold my 5DIII to pay for a Sony a7s, which I use along side my a7r (and, much less often, my 6D). If Canon ever makes a FF mirrorless camera that's at least as good as the a7 line I would likely buy one, but until then I doubt I'll buy another Canon body. (Keeping the lenses, though....)
 
As a landscape/studio specialist camera, I think the 5DS would most likely be part of a two camera setup.

For landscape, I would use the 5DS for most setups; with the 5D3 for star shooting; alternate sunset/sunrise; or as a backup (sometimes things break). Since I do Motorsports; having two FF bodies allows the long tele 300/400 + second body 70-200 package. I dont do weddings; but I could see wedding photogs using the 5DS for the wedding party portraits (maybe pre-setup); with the 5D3/5D4 for walkarounds and low-light. Not sure about Studio photogs; many may be MF looking for a smaller / lens-diverse DSLR option.

As for my own roadmap - get the 5DS R; recharge the finances; then sell the 5D3 before it price drops completely and pick up a 1DX on a deal; or maybe the 5D4 later in the year. My lenses are mostly all set.
 

Dylan777

EOS-1D X Mark III
Nov 17, 2011
5,515
7
sdsr said:
I recently sold my 5DIII to pay for a Sony a7s, which I use along side my a7r (and, much less often, my 6D). If Canon ever makes a FF mirrorless camera that's at least as good as the a7 line I would likely buy one, but until then I doubt I'll buy another Canon body. (Keeping the lenses, though....)
Since my wife doesn't want to give up her(was mine) RX1, I recently pickup an a7s as well. I rented it last Sep, I'm amazed with high ISO. It's great little camera with fe 35mm. attach.
 

privatebydesign

Garfield is back...
CR Pro
Jan 29, 2011
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3,176
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I will be getting a 1DX MkII (if it has 21MP or more), that will be my main camera and the current 1Ds MkIII will be the backup. When the 1Ds MkIII dies or I have an over riding need for 50MP then the 5DS will become the 'backup', studio and product camera.