As many of you know, I have been looking to replace my old Canon 1DMKIIN that finally died after 545,000 clicks and two replaced shutters. I’ve been using Molly’s back-up 40D which sometimes drives me crazy.
The candidates were the Canon 7DII, the 5DsR and the latest 5DIV. I had pretty much decided on looking for a 7DII on sale or a good used copy. For grins, I looked at the Canon 1DX.
Yep…….I bought the 1DX.
The one I bought had 22k clicks (rated for 400,000) and I am blown away by it. It will run 12 frames/sec,blazing fast auto focus and 18 mega-pixels ( the conversion software says 22.6 but that probably includes metadata and embedded jpg). The frame rate,auto focus and buffer blows a 7DII out of the water and the 7DII is no slouch ( see Lee’s elk photos http://forirphotos.com/wordpress/?p=2267 ).
So now I have to learn to use it and after reading the manual, I have come to the conclusion that the camera is smarter than I am LOL.
Yes, it is a photo blog– 2 pix of the camera and quick test shot on a bluebird that we hope will get a mate and nest in our bluebird nesting box.
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