Poll: which FF

Started Mar 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
ScottieC Contributing Member • Posts: 643
Re: Poll: which FF

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.

I was going to get the 1D-x, however the release of the 5D III is a much more sensible purchase, so I am getting that and a lens instead.

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, if I need anything beyond the 22~24mp limit, I'll just rent a MF camera, or if my business starts pulling a greater need for higher MP, then I'll buy the Pentax 645D which is a 40megapixel camera for about $9500~$9900 which makes a $8000 dslr way too close in price to a MF camera.

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?

If Canon introduced a 3D with 45mp at the same time as the new 5D Mark III with only 3FPS being the other other difference, no, I would not buy it before buying the 5D Mark III. My primary business is not static studio shots, or static landscape shots, so 3 fps is way too slow for my needs. However, as a 3rd camera to suppliment a pair of 5D Mark III's, I would consider it.

One more thing, if Canon popped out with a new 7D with the ASP-H sensor and kept it around 7.5~8 FPS, and around 18~22mp, I would jump all over that as a second body.

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