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Why is it so big? If I had one, I'd probably end up never using it because of the size/weight. The only time I really use my E-410 is when carrying around medium/large format gear is impractical. This thing is so big that I might as well just use the 645.
Looks the same size as the 1Ds and 1Dmk4
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Looks the same size as the 1Ds and 1Dmk4
And looks pretty similar. It seems like people think this is an all new camera. Its basically the 1D series with new internals and a few new buttons on the outside. And who cares what it looks like, from the spec list it should be an amazing camera to shoot with.
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Looks the same size as the 1Ds and 1Dmk4
Yeah, that's the thing. It's like canon is intentionally making their cameras gianormous. Given all the technological advancements in the last decade or so, there's no reason for them to still be using the same external design of the original 1D.

Why not try to recreate the Kodak DCS 4xx while we're at it?


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Yeah, that's the thing. It's like canon is intentionally making their cameras gianormous. Given all the technological advancements in the last decade or so, there's no reason for them to still be using the same external design of the original 1D.
Have you ever shot with a gripped XXD or a 1D series? To me it feels really nice in the hand and having the built in grip to go to portrait orientation is really nice.
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i know i want one. thankfully i dont need it though or i would go broke trying to get it. my 7D does a great job and will be used for a very long time
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Have you ever shot with a gripped XXD or a 1D series? To me it feels really nice in the hand and having the built in grip to go to portrait orientation is really nice.
They are nice for certain situations. However, I'd really like the ability to remove the thing. If I'm out shooting landscapes, what's the point of carrying around an extra pound worth of uselessness?
 
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They are nice for certain situations. However, I'd really like the ability to remove the thing. If I'm out shooting landscapes, what's the point of carrying around an extra pound worth of uselessness?
You mean the battery right? Who needs it anyway.
    
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as someone that mainly only shoots sports its very helpful the way its designed but i can see where those that rarely shoot vertical really dont need the grip built in. but honestly its just one of those things and i dont really see that many people complain about it. it does have a different type of battery that takes up that extra space though...
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They are nice for certain situations. However, I'd really like the ability to remove the thing. If I'm out shooting landscapes, what's the point of carrying around an extra pound worth of uselessness?
If you're shooting landscapes with this bad boy, I think you need to reconsider your choice of camera I think the 1Dx is mainly geared towards fast action shooters with its fast AF and high burst. For landscape shooting, a 5DII would be more appropriate
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The wood on that Sigma kinda looks like plastic. The design is possibly only out-mentalled by this multi coloured Pentax K-x (I kinda like the sheer lunacy of it tbh)

    
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