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Canon EOS 1D X

1dx-thmb
Review Date: Nov 29, 2014 Recommend? | Price paid: $5,000.00

 
Pros: Focus speed and accuracy. Build quality Metering. Fast Handling Beautiful files. Large enough for ergonomics to be perfect
Cons:
I would love to have 25% more resolution ONLY if nothing else would change

This is my second 1DX. Between them I tried almost every high end body on the market, including those from Canon, Nikon, Fuji, olympus, and Sony. There are a lot of good cameras out there. Having said that, my quest was to find the best " all around " camera available and for me that is the 1DX. My one wish is a tiny bit more resolution. But, when nearly every shot is exposed correctly and in focus, you end up with an awful lot of shots that look good up to 40x60 printed on metal.

There is not one thing I don't enjoy about this camera. The build quality has yet to be exceeded.......period. Your hit rate of in-focus shots is ridiculously good. The metering in tough situations cuts out a lot of pp time. So after having a blast testing all the latest and greatest, it is really great to have a 1DX in my hands again!
Greg


 
Canon EOS 1D X

1dx-thmb
Review Date: Sep 24, 2012 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Super fast and super accurate focus in all conditions! Amazing ability to properly meter difficult situations. Really nice high ISO ability. The most solid feeling camera I have ever held.
Cons:
I wish it would have been priced in line with the D4. As good as this camera is, I don't think it should have been marketed as a replacement for the MkIV and 1DsIII unless I am wrong in thinking a high MP offering will follow.

Having owned and shot the d800, D4, and the 1DX my thoughts are the 1DX is the best all around camera I have ever shot. I have never used a camera that I can count on to deliver the shot more consistantly than the 1DX. What this camera delivers is the ability to focus, meter, and handle more levels of light in more situations with the ability to produce a great file than the others. I am not saying it produces the best files in all situations because it does not. What I am saying is that this camera will not miss shots that others will. A slightly out of focus 36mp shot looks much worse than a perfectly focused 18mp shot regardless of the size you print.

 
Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

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Review Date: May 21, 2008 Recommend? yes | Price paid: Not Indicated | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Sharp, light, and fast to lock on
Cons:
None for my use

This lens is the reason I switched back to Canon! I am using it on a MarkIII and am very, very pleased with this combo. I was using a Nikon D3 with their 200-400f4, and just found the combo to be way to heavy for me to enjoyably use for long periods of time. And, I feel that at 400mm, the Canon combo is giving me results with wildlife better than the much more expensive Nikon combo just because of the ease in handling. Please note I am not saying one setup is better than the other, just that one fits my shooting style better.