1DX after 2 months. Impression and a few questions

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Alekhine Senior Member • Posts: 1,398
1DX after 2 months. Impression and a few questions

Hi all,

I've been using my new 1DX for a couple of months now, I also have a 1DMKIV. Before I had a 1DsMKIII, a 1DMKIII and a 1DMKII, so I am definitely not new to 1D cameras.

I am very pleased with my new toy. What I like the most in the 1DX is the almost perfect AWB, the stunning high ISO performance, the greater buffer capacity over the 1DsIII and an overall better IQ due to the amazingly improved sensor.


1. What about a better low light focusing? Honestly i didn't notice a big improvement, if any. Why often it is quite impossible to achieve focus in low light in AI servo? And I'm also using the new AMAZING 24-70 II. In these circumstancies I have to switch to Single Shot to get something in focus. What's your experience about this?

2. Why in AI servo mode there's no option to have the AF point always light up instead of that annoying blinking light?

3. Is the silent shutter really useful? I almost don't notice any significant difference between the normal and silent mode.

All in all, however, I upgraded from the 1DsIII because I do photojournalism weddings, but I also do landscape works and I must admit that I miss a bit my 1DsIII.

Thanks in advance for your opinion!

Greetings from Italy.


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