Canon EOS 1D-X now shipping pre-orders!
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stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
Total Posts: 9707
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jcbenner wrote:
I wonder if demand will exceed initial supply? Would a pre-order today have a chance of getting a camera anywhere close to the April 22 initial release?


You WONDER?

In the history of ever, no 1D series camera met supply demands. That includes 1Ds series cameras. I can't imagine this being any different.



jcbenner
Registered: Apr 27, 2005
Total Posts: 750
Country: United States

Never before has another camera release from Canon seriously competed for segments of the 1-series buyers the way the 5DIII is, with a release just 30 days before the 1Dx and with similar AF, higher MP, 6 fps, it might take some of the wind out of the 1Dx sales frenzy. No?


stanj wrote:

You WONDER?

In the history of ever, no 1D series camera met supply demands. That includes 1Ds series cameras. I can't imagine this being any different.



stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
Total Posts: 9707
Country: United States

I guess we'll find out. I had my pre-order in within the first hour of B&H accepting them, so we'll see how that pans out for me. I always managed to get my 1Ds's on the first day, we'll see this time



jcbenner
Registered: Apr 27, 2005
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I was able to get my 1Ds's the first day as well. Not this time. Indeed, we will find out.



kaycephoto
Registered: Aug 13, 2011
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Country: Canada

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



dKweddings.net
Registered: Apr 01, 2010
Total Posts: 266
Country: United States

kaycephoto wrote:
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


I enjoyed reading that story.

My response: It depends on what you're looking for. Answers below are in regards to what I've been looking for:

5DIII is a game changer in itself. Finally we have a really good AF system, with tons of AF points, AND dual memory card. The 5DIII is a huge leap in my opinion.

1Dx is a game changer because it's going to be the low light monster that Canon never had.



dmanky
Registered: Aug 24, 2009
Total Posts: 229
Country: Canada

Pre-ordered! This will be my first 1D series camera... excited.



kaycephoto
Registered: Aug 13, 2011
Total Posts: 932
Country: Canada

dKweddings.net wrote:
I enjoyed reading that story.

My response: It depends on what you're looking for. Answers below are in regards to what I've been looking for:

5DIII is a game changer in itself. Finally we have a really good AF system, with tons of AF points, AND dual memory card. The 5DIII is a huge leap in my opinion.

1Dx is a game changer because it's going to be the low light monster that Canon never had.


for sure the 5DIII is a huge leap for anyone not already shooting on 1-series bodies.. the 5DIII to me is what i always wished the 5DII was for sure, no doubt about it.

apparently 1DX files at base ISO all the way up to the extended high-ISO values will be something we've never seen before though.. can't wait to see how it all pans out even if I'm not planning on buying one now - i love progress! if it's everything people are hoping it is & more, i might have to part with one of my already-excellent bodies towards the end of the year..



yellowducky
Registered: Sep 18, 2005
Total Posts: 1091
Country: China

I am surprised they announced this so much earlier than the 5d3 yet its release is actually after. That said I am still sitting on the fence even though I could probably get my hands on a 5d3 so its not like its costing them any sales.



Edward Rotberg
Registered: Dec 23, 2002
Total Posts: 3455
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anthony whitmo wrote:
Preordered the new EF 600 and 1 D X Weeks ago

I am dying to see the FF files at highers ISO's of the 1 D X

For wildlife shooters the extra FPS and Improved ISO performance will hopefully be worth the $$$. It will be interesting to compare the Mark IV, 5 D II files against the 1 D X.

If everyone would EMAIL Canon to get them moving faster I'd appreciate it




Ant,

Yer an equipment slut - face it. Now I will have to drool all over a brand new set of gear. Sheesh!

= Ed =



Conrad Tan
Registered: Dec 08, 2007
Total Posts: 28399
Country: United States

Edward Rotberg wrote:
anthony whitmo wrote:
Preordered the new EF 600 and 1 D X Weeks ago

I am dying to see the FF files at highers ISO's of the 1 D X

For wildlife shooters the extra FPS and Improved ISO performance will hopefully be worth the $$$. It will be interesting to compare the Mark IV, 5 D II files against the 1 D X.

If everyone would EMAIL Canon to get them moving faster I'd appreciate it




Ant,

Yer an equipment slut - face it. Now I will have to drool all over a brand new set of gear. Sheesh!

= Ed =







+1 on the slut comment



anthony whitmo
Registered: May 29, 2007
Total Posts: 13292
Country: USA

Edward Rotberg wrote:
anthony whitmo wrote:
Preordered the new EF 600 and 1 D X Weeks ago

I am dying to see the FF files at highers ISO's of the 1 D X

For wildlife shooters the extra FPS and Improved ISO performance will hopefully be worth the $$$. It will be interesting to compare the Mark IV, 5 D II files against the 1 D X.

If everyone would EMAIL Canon to get them moving faster I'd appreciate it




Ant,

Yer an equipment slut - face it. Now I will have to drool all over a brand new set of gear. Sheesh!

= Ed =



LMAO Your funny Ed

I'll let you touch it...........

And the 1DX and 600 too



anthony whitmo
Registered: May 29, 2007
Total Posts: 13292
Country: USA

Conrad Tan wrote:
Edward Rotberg wrote:
anthony whitmo wrote:
Preordered the new EF 600 and 1 D X Weeks ago

I am dying to see the FF files at highers ISO's of the 1 D X

For wildlife shooters the extra FPS and Improved ISO performance will hopefully be worth the $$$. It will be interesting to compare the Mark IV, 5 D II files against the 1 D X.

If everyone would EMAIL Canon to get them moving faster I'd appreciate it




Ant,

Yer an equipment slut - face it. Now I will have to drool all over a brand new set of gear. Sheesh!

= Ed =







+1 on the slut comment


Stop it Conrad your embarrassing me....... Again.....

Just like on our trip to Africa and Bosque

I can't take you any where



Stoffer
Registered: Jan 27, 2005
Total Posts: 563
Country: Denmark

I posted about somme new test shots - amongst a 12.800 ISO and a 6400 ISO but anybody replied, so here it is for those still interested in the EOS-1D X after the 5D III release:

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1097550



yellowducky
Registered: Sep 18, 2005
Total Posts: 1091
Country: China

The 12,800 lion one is absolutely acceptable to me. I suspect so would 25,600 based off of that. Definitely leaning toward a 1Dx over a 5d3.



outlawyer
Registered: Feb 27, 2008
Total Posts: 1404
Country: United States

Maybe the MP race is finally over. I sure don't hear any complaints about the "low" number on this camera.
18 on FF would seem just about ideal from my experience.



yellowducky
Registered: Sep 18, 2005
Total Posts: 1091
Country: China

I doubt its over; down the road when we have more powerful computers with more storage and processing power, handling bigger and bigger files will be routine - and by then, sensor tech will probably have improved along with it.

I am a bit envious of the 5d3's megapixel count which is the only thing that really has me thinking about it over the 1Dx. I am upgrading from a 5d classic so 50% more pixels is nice but double seems like more of a proper upgrade for having waited this long.



katakefalos
Registered: Mar 27, 2012
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The photos at high iso are not so good also the model taken with flash is toooo much compressed.A preproduction model but the photos are not good.



Stoffer
Registered: Jan 27, 2005
Total Posts: 563
Country: Denmark

yellowducky wrote:

I am a bit envious of the 5d3's megapixel count which is the only thing that really has me thinking about it over the 1Dx.


Well, the difference isn't really that big. You get 11 percent more pixels horizontally and 11 percent more vertically. That equals 23 percent more pixels in total, but think of it this way: If a certain element in the picture is defined by 10 pixels horizontally i 1D X, it will be defined by 11 pixels i 5D Mark III. Not a massive diff in my book.



stanj
Registered: Aug 05, 2003
Total Posts: 9707
Country: United States

yellowducky wrote:

I am a bit envious of the 5d3's megapixel count which is the only thing that really has me thinking about it over the 1Dx.

Stoffer wrote:
Well, the difference isn't really that big. You get 11 percent more pixels horizontally and 11 percent more vertically. That equals 23 percent more pixels in total, but think of it this way: If a certain element in the picture is defined by 10 pixels horizontally i 1D X, it will be defined by 11 pixels i 5D Mark III. Not a massive diff in my book.


Agreed. The 1Ds2 was just fine for most things. Now if the difference were 18 vs. 42MP, it may be a different story, but 18 vs. 22 is a non-issue.



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