« on: March 19, 2012, 01:45:05 PM »
I have a opportunity to pick up a 2nd hand 1d mk4 for $1000nz less than what the 5d mk3 is going to cost us. Its proving to be a hard choice for me to make as the seller cant tell me how many shots its done, though he says low to mid. The camera has been used regulary for 15 months for a photography business. The camera body looks a little rough with sratches though the seller says they are only cosmetic. He also sad it gets cleaned once a month and last serviced in October.
With the 5d mk3 out any day now I guess I need to make a decission, I have sold my 7d already and there is no way I can afford a brandnew 1d mk4 and 2nd hand ones hardly ever come up for sale (though i have seen plent mk3's).
I am not sure which one to got for, the 5d doesnt look too terrible with 6fps and a burst rate of 18 raw, but the 1d is so much better than that. I feel I dont want to have purchsed one and then wish i had got the other. The 1d looks pretty well used also and brandnew items are always nice to have.
I guess if the 5d had 8fps or faster I would choose that hands down, if this 2nd hand 1d mk4 looked like it hadnt been used so much I would choose that.