People really underestimate how good the 40D is. Just getting long in the tooth now.
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Having moved to my 5DII from a 40D, I can assure you that the AF on the 5DII is much faster and more accurate than the 40D.
BTW I use the old versions of the 500mm f/4 IS and 300mm f/2.8 IS lenses for bird photography, which is possibly the most demanding application for AF systems. I occasionally use a 1.4x TC on the 300mm but, other than that, I don't use TCs because of their impact on image quality.
My old 300mm f/4 IS was slow to focus and very slow if a 1.4x was added.
For flight shots, my keeper rate would probably improve with a 5DIII, 1DIV or 7D, but my 5DII does well enough and I love its image quality.
Couple of in-camera HDR from this morning.
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You guys have some interesting opinions about the 5D Mark III. It was one of the most anticipated camera upgrades ever and now that it's out, people seem to shun it. I've heard people talk about "issues with it". I'm interested to know what issues everyone is talking about because so far (with the exception of native RAW support for Aperture or LR), I haven't had any. Personally I took the plunge and sold my 1D4 to pay for it as I also have (2) 1DXes on order to cover my action photography. I couldn't be happier with the IQ. I was so tired of looking at nasty noise in the shadows of images off my 1D4. That noise is all but gone on my 5DIII images. And the focus is just spot on! About the only things I miss from my 1D4 is the incredible battery life, simplicity with less button clutter and fast fps.
BTW Tom, I love your shots that you posted. Very nice indeed.
I'm about to plagiarize myself from another post, but here goes.
The 5DIII vs. 1DsIII debate is a tough one. I think I'm committed to the 5DIII at this point, but the 1DsIII is awfully tempting for roughly the same money. I shoot cars, and the highest I pushed the ISO was 3,200 on my last shoot, and most of the time ISO was 400 or less, with the occasional tick up to 800-1,600. That's another way of saying that if the biggest advantage of the 5DIII over the 1DsIII is ISO performance, I didn't push it hard enough on this last shoot to benefit from it. That said, I do have some ideas on how to really push the ISO for creative effect in the future, so perhaps that will change my opinion once I fully utilize the 5DIII's potential.
IQ aside, the 5DIII does handle very well. I still prefer the handling of my 1DII, but the 5DIII's ergonomics and responsiveness are very good. Most the second-hand 1D bodies I've seen for sale are beat to hell, probably since many are used by sports photogs and journalists that are on the go. However, I've seen many 1DsIII's on ebay that are in outstanding condition. Perhaps they've lived a more coddled life inside a studio