5DMKIII and Lens vs. 1DX - Need advice!!!!

Started Aug 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 5DMKIII and Lens vs. 1DX - Need advice!!!!
In reply to lastcoyote, Aug 22, 2013

lastcoyote wrote:

tvstaff wrote:

Hi All,

I have a choice according to my budget director and need some honest advice based on my needs. I like to shoot kitesurfing / kiteboarding. At times I'm in the water, always in sand. I have a 70-200 f/2.8 USM IS II now that I can use.

1. I can buy a 1DX

2. I can buy a 5DMKIII and a EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Do I take one or two???

I have to do this by Friday..... I'm really torn. Need advice here and some reasoning based on first hand acumen. It seems both options have advantages. I'M REALLY TORN HERE!!!

Best regards,


hang on a minute...am I missing something here? how can that be the two options..price wise?

option 1 would cost you around $6799

option 2 would cost you about $10298

?? i can understand the choice between a 1DX or the lens on it's own.

As much as I like the 300/2.8 IS... For the cost of option 2 I would rather have a 1DX and a 120-300/2.8 OS Sigma. The lens isn't quite as sharp as the 300/2.8 IS, but it is damn good none the less.

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