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      07-22-2012, 09:46 AM   #3630
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Originally Posted by Chewy734 View Post
Dave, I don't think the 5D3 will be a better body than the 1D X for wildlife, but it'll still be a great body to use with its new AF system. I hear the metering system is much better on the 1D X.
In good light the 5D3 will provide superior detail in focal length limited situations (which equals most of my situations, which will be further aggravated by using a 500mm on a full frame body instead of a 600mm). Neither will AF at f/8 fast enough to follow many birds in flight. The killer bird and wildlife body may actually be the 7D MkII, with the Digic 5+ processor and a new gapless pixel sensor.

The 1DX will be KING in low light, fast action situations and/or when no cropping is required. I think it's the ideal sport photog's body. I'll bet they're the go-to body at the Olympics this year.