Upload & Sell: Off
for those still on the fence (myself included, somewhat), walked into my preferred camera store in Toronto today & had a casual chat with an exp'd salesperson.. i asked about how their 5D3 pre-orders were doing, if they had them in stock out back, then told him how i was sticking to the 1Ds3 & 1D4 i already have for now regardless of the 5D3s..
he nodded, then his EXACT words were: "yea, that's just the 5D3s though.. no real reason to move on those. the 1DX's though? THAT will be a GAME-CHANGER this summer. everything I've heard or seen indicates that Canon really aimed for the 1DX to be THAT camera."
gave me the chills a little bit, mostly because this store isn't the type to try & sell unnecessary gear to ppl like me.. never once has anyone (owner, exp'd salespeople there) ever tried bs'ing me in any way, the owner even suggests for me to buy accessories online from B&H instead & regularly asks about my new used-gear purchases in terms of lenses whenever i'm in there.. and it sounded like this salesperson himself, along with many of the other senior staff in the store, couldn't wait to get their hands on the 1DX
kinda hoping what he said turns out not to be true, so i don't have to drop $8000 after taxes on a body hah.. but.. damn.. going to be an interesting summer as the 1DX + long telephoto mkII photos start rolling in from London, etc.. to everyone who's pre-ordered, lucky you hope don't get bit by the bug shortly haha