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Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2012, 04:07:52 PM »
I sold my 1Ds3 because it SUCKS at ISO's higher than 1600/2000.  And in this day and age, I really don't need the burden of having a seperate camera for each and every situation.  1DX/5D3 combo covers everything possible.
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Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
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Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2012, 08:54:40 PM »
I sold my 1Ds3 because it SUCKS at ISO's higher than 1600/2000.  And in this day and age, I really don't need the burden of having a seperate camera for each and every situation.  1DX/5D3 combo covers everything possible.
I have a 5 d mark II already so high ISP is reasonably covered, of course I would much rather a 1 dx/ 5d3 but I do love the colors from my newly acquired 1ds mark III. I am not crazy about the buffer only holding 10 to 12 raw files, but this is a studio camera.

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Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« Reply #32 on: October 07, 2012, 10:50:37 AM »
After a day of testing on a familiar site that i have used a canon 5d mark II, and a 10 megapixel 1 d mark III I can say the 1ds Mark III is a great camera. It takes post processing the best of the 3 cameras, has by far the best color rendition and the multi spot metering is a great advantige over the 5 d mark II. It aslo has far less color noise than the 5d Mark II.

I love my 5d mark II, when properly exposed it is a wonderful camera, Its the camera I would take first for a day of family photos due to its size and weight. If I needed a camera that could meter quickly and accurately in program mode, take lots of post processing I would pick a camera from the 1d line every time.

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Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« Reply #33 on: October 07, 2012, 10:55:15 AM »
One thing you will notice about the 1Ds3, is that when you take portrait shots at very low ISO, it gets the midtones exactly correct and skin tones are often times exactly right.
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Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2012, 12:04:44 PM »
Ive owned a 1DS3 for 5 years and its one amazing bit of kit. Its been in rain, snow, deserts, has been dropped onto rock and tarmak 5 times and still works perfectly. It does what it does and was designed for very well and keeps going where only pro bodies go.Colour renidtion is excellent, autofocus is good. Its used for landscapes and the odd portrait where its not going beyond iso 400. It can go higher but i dont need to. So buy one, its built like a tank, will last a lifetime in all conditions but its slow shooting and limited iso is its achillies heel. And if you loose your hammer you can knock nails in a wall with it.

As for why the 1d4 has kept its value is easy to explain. Its the crop factor. Not wanting to buy bigger lens's as they cost so much to negate the loss of crop is to much for many so the prices are holding up well. People want that crop factor.
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Re: Need Help, 1 DsIII vs 5d mark III
« Reply #34 on: October 07, 2012, 12:04:44 PM »