I was so tempted the other day, almost went for a 1DsIII...and under 10k clicks. But going for the 5D3.
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Good thread Tom. I'm in the same dilema. I also use a 40D and was going to upgrade to the 5DII, but hesitated because of the AF. Now that the 5DIII is out, it almost seemed a no-brainer until I seen some used 1DsIII's at a good price. There's something about a 1 series, but since I want video also, I'm leaning towards the 5DIII. Hmmm, I could still live with a MKII and spend the extra on glass.
I would choose between the 5DIII and the 1Ds3. The 1Ds3 blows away the 5dII particularly with the AF which is up to pro level sports (think 1D3).
The 40D and the 1Ds3 is the same technology except of course the 1Ds3 gives a much superior IQ.
The 5DIII and the 1DS3 give about the same IQ and about the same mps
Personally I would, now, get the 5DIII unless you had a need for the series 1 features. Both bodies are very good and you will get excellent pictures from both.
The 5DIII really scores in low light - the 1Ds3 is great to iso 1600 and OK to 3200, and that is that.