Asside from the GREAT customer service, (and me being a first time customer, to boot!) The camera is AWESOME!! The 1Dx has everything that the action sports photog needs. The only down side is that in servo, the focus points dont light up. They say the 1.1.1 firmware upgrade fixed that, which BorrowLenses made sure they installed for me, but all I could make it do, was blink inside the viewfinder. (I will look into this when time permits, as Im sure Im missing something) Im also sure the camera does FAR more than I am doing with it, and wish I had more time with this great product. The 12 frames a sec is perfect for the horse jumping pics I take, and the Case 2 Af setting, while not perfect every time, is a major improvement over my 7d, which was no slouch either. The keeper rate, is WAY up with this camera. However, If you have never been lucky enough to use a 1D series camera, (I wasn't) There is a definate need to read up on this BEFORE you rent (I did) as it does SO much more then the 50, 60, 7d ect series, you dont want to miss out on using the camera properly so you get the results, you obviously rented this camera to acheive. I have another horse show in July, and will not hesitate to rent this again.
Canon EOS 1D X Digital SLR
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Weight: 3.4 lbs
Notes: This rental is for the camera body only. A lens or CF or SD memory card is not included. This camera body accepts only EF lenses, not EF-S lenses. A manual is not included. Also, we will make every attempt to have a fully charged battery for you, but we can't guarantee it 100%. If you ABSOLUTELY need a fully charged camera body, please request it via order notes.
Rental Package Includes: Body cap, strap, battery, and charger.
Description: The Canon EOS-1DX Digital SLR is geared towards the professional photographer. Although physically it is a heavy body, weighing in at almost 3.5 pounds, the features and specifications undoubtedly make up for it in durability. This rugged body can shoot at up to 14 fps for up to 400,000 cycles in Super High Speed Mode. More important features include the 18.1 megapixel full-frame sensor, and a 61 point auto-focusing system. An ISO range of 100-51,200 (50-204,800 expanded) is one of the more striking features in the 1D series.
NOTE: Due to the newness of this camera body, RAW conversion support may not yet be available. Please check and/or update your chosen photo editing software's RAW converter to make full use of the image files created during your rental. Updates are made often. By renting this camera body you understand and accept RAW support is not guaranteed by BorrowLenses.comRecommended RAW Converter Resources: Canon Support, Adobe Camera Raw Updates,
Loved the camera. Sold my 5DII, IDsIII, and 1dIV recently in anticipaiton of this camera, but wanted to rent a 1Dx first before sinking that kind of money. Was even contemplating a switch to the D4, which I had played with a little at NAB. Not crazy about the way Nikon puts so many buttons and switches on the outside of the camera, but I know some people prefer this. I like menu driven choices and as little external crap as possible. Personal opinion. It's a Ford/Chevy thing, obviously. Really impressed with this camera. Tank-like build as expected. Beautiful images. No problems with focusing; it was fast and accurate. Even my 85mm 1.2 L II seemed to lock on faster. Don't know if I imagined this or not. I don't think the reduction in pixels compared to the 1Ds will be missed and the increase over the 1D is a bonus. And the incredible low light/high ISO ability was mind boggling. I shot video in near darkness and was amazed at how un-noisy and useable it was. This will be a game changer. Available light shooting is now unavailable light shooting. The ability to customize focusing patterns, focus points, camera control buttons is very nice. I may have to go back to college to figure out the instruction manual, but for the most part it's pretty intuitive. Thought I'd miss the SD card slot, but it's actually better to standardize on one format I think. On one shot, just one, the camera had trouble writing to the card and that one image was corrupted. This could be one of my cards has a bad pin or it was just a camera glitch, but it only happened for one frame. After seeing a photo of the huge stash of gear Canon is providing at the Olympics, my only wish is that a lot of that glass and those 1Dx's end up for sale as Canon Refurbs soon. Are you listening Canon?
This camera is amaazziing!! It can see in the dark and shoot at lightning speed. The build quality is so solid it just feels so good in your hands. I rented this for a Ballroom dance exhibition and it performed flawlessly. The autofocus with the 70-200mm 2.8L IS ii was so fast and accurate that I had only about 5% throw away images... pretty good since I've never shot a dance exhibition before. These dancers move fast! The only thing I regret from renting it is now that I've used this camera I HAVE to save my money and go buy one... Thanks borrowlenses for making me add one more thing to my gear list! =)
Exceptional camera body for shooting sports and/or when high FPS is needed. Quite an improvement over the 1DM4 re: custom settings and high ISO noise. Highly recommend the 1Dx.