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      10-31-2011, 04:40 PM   #1808
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Originally Posted by Chewy734 View Post
Oh yeah, and my comment about cropping... how do you plan on doing that if you get the new 1D X? 18 mp doesn't give you too much opportunity to crop, compared to a higher mp camera body.
That's the whole worry. If I do it, then I'll upgrade to the 600mm f/4L IS II. The math is $13000 for the lens and $6800 for the body, minus $6000 for my 500mm and maybe $1000 for my 5D MkII. That's a stout differential.

Lower noise and higher dynamic range will be huge, BUT the cropping down to 50%, which is quite common, might not cut it. The AF looks sweet, as does the 12-fps in RAW, but...

As you see, I'm still on the fence and have months to think about it, but, even price no object, I might not do it.