I’ve been drooling over this bad boy since the day rumors of a speedy (focus, burst & buffer), full-frame in a 1D body came about. The day when I realized I better work real hard for this hefty body was when photographer and super craftsman Ron Paulk from Anacortes and also the same fella that sold me my first Think Tank gear amongst other awesome gear, showcased his at one of our meets! Thank you Ron for the teaser!
Check out Ron’s You Tube Channel here
This body is a little taller, deeper and heavier than my previous 1d bodies, but feels much better in the hands. The material seems grippier and the slightly different shaping of the grip seems to help keep the body in your hands easier to hand hold. Aside from the newer tech incased in this sexy thing is the loads of customization and added buttons that helps with speedy changes…I just wished the quiet shutter function was as quiet as the 5dmkiii. In actuality, the 1dx quiet shutter function is louder than the 5dmkiii normal shutter function. I’ll need to wrap this body in a blanket to muffle the clapping of the shutter during ceremonies yeah
Did I mention the speedy frame-rate this bugger has…like FAST!! Something about the sound is delicious and invigorating. YES, the servo as well is mighty speedy…I’ve shot my daughters basketball games with much higher keepers than before. From side to side, to and fro it locks on very well, but ultimately would love to shoot something with much more speed, (as in fast vehicles, birds in flight etc.), and see what I come up with
The clarity of the 3.2 lcd screen is magnificent, just as the 5dmkiii. I notice the difference when I’m shooting video…I think I catch focus quicker because the detail is more pronounced than screens from older bodies…but that’s what’s expected with any newer models isn’t it