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Ralph, by the way (and i'm NOT being ironic), if you had the $$$, what would drive you towards the 1Dx....what features are appealing to you?
Where i'm situated (not that experienced) I'd say I would enjoy the high ISO and better AF...... and current 1D owners....would probably say just the ISO (since their 1D series already focus just fine)
Better AF is always good. But you are right. The important feature for me is ISO. And of course, the AF working range from -2 EW instead of - 0,5). 5D II is great in ISO 3.200 and even in 6.400 with some NR in developing. I saw ISO 12.800 samples of Nikons D4 and D3s. They are slighty better then 5D IIs. But (like 5D IIs) does not convince me to use it. The noise made me feel uncomfortable. I wished to have "usable" 12.800/25.600 a couple of times in the past. I do prefere not to use flashes.
Thatīs it, what makes me think about using a 1D X. I would not care, if it would offer only 5 FPS or even less. Canons promise of even better IQ then 1Ds MK III at 3MP less does. 400.000 (estimated) shutter cycles instead of 150.000 (now) would be a nice to have and of course the 1D sealing. Not that I had problems till now even in rain. But Dmitris news, his 2 bodies broke in Africa gives me the idea, pro seal could be an impotant feature for my photographic ambitions in futur.
So if there is a 5D or 7D (FF) follow up at 18MP and usable ISO 25k, higher EV (and everything else like 5D II) for about 2.500 - 2.700, of course I would prefere to purchase that (2 times - I do not own a backup body jet) and 2 new lenses, instead of a 1D X (even if I do not have to care for money).