Poll: which FF

Started Mar 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
arbitrage
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Re: Poll: which FF
In reply to bobn2, Mar 14, 2012

bobn2 wrote:

There are lots of threads discussing the merits of the 1D X, 5D III and D800. This thread isn't about which you want, or which is best - it's trying to discover which product options might play best for Canon. So, three questions.

1. Canon's new FF range is 1D X and 5DIII. Do you intend buying either of these (or both or more than one)? Please be honest, window shopping doesn't count.

Yes I seriously considered the D800 but don't want to sell and buy all different lenses. I then was seriously considering the 1DX. Once the 5D3 specs were release with almost all 1DX features I preordered on the first day from B&H.

2. If Canon introduced a 1Ds X, as the 1D X but with FF sensor made using the 60D pixel (45MP), 6FPS, for a list price of $8000, would you buy this? If so, and you had intended buying a 1D X or 5DIII, would you buy the 1Ds X instead or as well?

No because for my work, the 22MP is enough and I don't need or want more MP at this point in time. Mostly because of file sizes and editing issues. But also because I'm happy printing my 5D2 files up to 24 by 36 and therefore don't see the need for more.

3. If Canon introduced a 3D, 5DIII with the 45MP sensor above, 3 FPS, otherwise as 5DIII, for a list price of $3500, would you buy this? If so, and you had intended buying a 1D X, 1Ds X or 5DIII, would you buy the 3D instead or as well?

Again, no because of reasons above.

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Also would say that I think unless you are a serious sports photog or travelling photojournalist, the 1DX is overkill now that the 5D3 got the full AF system (only missing the metering). I'm happy with the 7D metering so I'm not worried. I see the 5D3 as the perfect do it all camera. And that is what I need. I would have liked 7FPS over 6 but 6 is usually enough for even my BIF work. I actually shoot the 7D on the low burst rate more often than the 8FPS rate.

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