1DX for amateur

Started Feb 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
l_d_allan Veteran Member • Posts: 5,070
Re: 1DX for amateur

rbarta wrote:

With 5 cameras and 12 lenses listed in your gear list, seems like you are a gear junkie too, hahaha!!!

Guilty as charged. My wife uses a term other than 'gear junkie" ...

However, I started with a very entry level 2mpx Canon Powershoot 10+ years ago, and loved it. Got stolen, and upgraded to Lumix PowerZoom. Loved it, but quite a few limitations.

Upgraded to the sub-Rebel Canon XS / 1000d and loved it almost to death ... tens of thousands of pictures within months, and it somehow overheated. Canon allowed me to upgrade to a refurb 50d, and then a year or so later got a reasonable deal on the 5d2.

I got worried when I got well past the 150k expected life of the 5d2 shutter, and the battery started acting glitchy. Came across a great deal on the 6d. But perhaps I'm being a bit defensive and rationalizing my expensive hobby?

BTW: it turns out that MagicLantern has a webpage for the actual count of shutter activations when a 5d2 shutter gave out ... IIRC it was about 350k, so my worries may have been unwarranted.

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Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ47 Canon PowerShot S110 Canon EOS 5D Mark II Canon EOS 600D +28 more
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