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| p.6 #4 · For those who upgrade to 1Dx, was it worth it? |
To the OP-
I got a 1DX in addition to 5D3 this past fall. I used both for wildlife shooting almost exclusively. While the 1DX was undoubtedly the most lust-worthy camera that I have ever used, I ended up selling it a few months later. My reasoning for doing so was simple. Even after I got the 1DX, I used the 5D3 70-80% of the time because it was lighter, batteries lasted long enough for me, silent shutter enabled me to take hundreds of shots of eagles and hawks without them even knowing I was there, AF never caused me to miss a shot that I wouldn't have missed with 1DX as well (read: user error), I don't pixel peep so small differences in DR or noise patterns aren't a concern, and finally, selling 1DX put $6k back in my pocket
A couple of things about the 1DX that I miss are the 12FPS (although 6FPS is good enough for me most of the time), mode buttons vs. dial, and greater customizability of the camera compared to the 5D3.
It's been said before- the 5D3 is about 80% of the 1DX at half the price. That's as good of a synopsis as I've seen or heard. That said, others photographers will need that last extra bit of performance or features and for them, the 1DX is the best choice out there. For me, it was what I wanted, but not what I needed.