such a great shot...wow!
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I shoot a lot of action. I also own a 5D3 and a 1D4. The 5D3 is a very competent camera but for shooting action the 1D4 operates in a different galaxy. No comparison. The 5D3 is not a sports action camera. The AF is fine, but frame rate, weaker ergonomics, less solid weather proofing, shutter life, and very importantly buffer depth are the factors that make the 5D3 a non-starter when compared to the 1D4. It does tick a lot of boxes, but sports action was never part of the 5D3 job description.
If your primary objective is a hot sports action camera and you're choosing between 5D3 and 1D4, don't even think about the 5D3. If the budget is there, stretch to the 1DX and be amazed...
Red Kite dance
Lousy light but I still like it
This really was a water hazard on a golf course in South Africa
I would suggest to get the used 1D Mark IV with the 300mm L Mark II first. 1D Mark IV will give you extra reach with the 300mm lens plus the higher frame rate. Later on you can still add another 5D Mark III as a third camera.
If you would purchase another 5D Mark III, you will probably keep running into missed shots due to the lower frame rate until you have convinced yourself to buy a 1D anyway, but will a reasonably priced 1D Mark IV be available at that time? Maybe not. You will then have to bite the bullet and purchase a 1D-X. Purchasing the 1D Mark IV now at least enables you to sell the same camera body later on to finance a new 1D-X.
Great shot, great face, typical awful stadium (gymnasium?) overhead lights!
It's only an okay price.
I got mine for $1563 in the last Canon Refurbished sale.
Don't want to deal with Canon mail-in rebates.
When you learn Australian you will speak four languagesFor me English is a fourth language
Wow, I'd have never guessed that ! Your written English is better than mine, and I'm as English as a Red London Bus, or Fox Hunting, depending upon how politically correct I choose to be
Agreed on your command of the English language, nice job for a fourth language!
I would have guessed you were a Texan, J.R. is a common name in Texas.
I only speak two languages....English and American...but I'm working on a third - Canadian(but not the French part)