No you're right, there are artifacts from the compression, which I hate.
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Thanks for everyones feedback, I am going to get the 5Diii as the body, seems that the 24-70 f2.8 may be not be available for a little while anyway.
Given that i have the 5d1 and the fact that the focus system on the 5d2 was identicle, id say i would shoot a wedding with a 1dsm3 way before the 5dm2 for focus points alone. Saving time composing with center point and then re-composing would be worth it alone. On another note the 1dsm3 had a higher level of sharp detail hence why it is an incredible landscape camera.I agree with everything you said except, The 5D Mark II actually DID steal ground from the 1Ds Mark III. That is a well-known fact. I even bought the 5D Mark II instead back then, because it was cheaper and had the same resolution. Most of the pros I knew from 2008-current never owned a 1Ds3 simply because of the 5D Mark II.
A lot of 1DS3 were sold - but to a relatively small market niche
However the 5D2 filled another market and sold like hot cakes. Some pros bought it purely from a ROI point of view rather than for IQ.
Whilst the 5D2 had the same mps it lost out significantly on fps, colour rendition and AF.
There are a lot of 1DS3 on the used market now - showing that it did sell
I agree it sold. It was too specific though, whereas the 5D2 was well rounded. The problem with the 1Ds3 was it was much harder to shoot weddings thoroughly vs. the 5D2. Almost every wedding photographer I knew 2008-current got the 5D2 and passed on the 1Ds3. However, I feel that the 1Ds3 is the ultimate landscape camera. Ultimate.
FPS, AF, ISO, Settings, so many of them etc, auto ISO etc, silent Shutter is amazing, Multiple exposures, just the general feel is so nice, I honestly loved the 1DS 3 before I had this in my hands, without a doubt I am so happy I made this choice its the right one, there's just so many options to this camera, its like it has everything you need, 22mps, is way enough generally, even HDR will have its uses and I hate HDR shots, but I know it could help if shooting interiors etc, its a move forward, also buffer time, its quick, the 1DS 3 is terribly slow if you turn on Iso NR, its a great camera..
Has some one tested that old sensor cleaning trick with 5D mkIII and found it working?
In my 50D latest firmware update disabled that sensor cleaning trick. Sensor cleaning trick will not remap hot not stuck pixels anymore
I think that Canon had took that feature out and only way to fix hot or stuck pixels is to send camera to service center.
I am planning to buy 5D mkIII and it would be good if broken pixels could be repaired without sending camera to service center.
I am leaning towards lower ISO's higher quality files, I have a 5 Mark II, its nice does decent up 1600, 3200 requires careful attention to exposure but it leaves me wanting a better ISO 100. Landscapes and portraits are my bigger concern. Color rendition is important also.
Thank you to the two people that have taken the time to give thoughtful and detailed responses.
Some really great condition 1ds III's are coming out for sale about the same price of a new 5 dIII and I wanted some advice on weather its better to get the older pro camera or the newer mid range camera. Does anyone have some good advice?
He asks the question, should I get the 35L (which I LOVE!) or the 24-105L? Remember, he loves the 35L on his camera, which is APS-C. Did anyone catch that point?
So, even though we're asking an A or B question, nobody chooses A or B.
NNNNNKay, that aside, why not answer his question. For your camera, I'd get the 24-105L instead of the 35L. See, that was easy.
For a guy who is just beginning to build his lens kit up, no way I'd buy a 16-35L over the 24-105L. Too much money and too specific. You always go general first, then specific.
Hmmm... if you read his second post, he's also considering moving FF. Why get the 24-105 outside of the kit? That's usually a poorer value proposition. The reason why you see so many recommendations is because you can't cover what he wants to do with one lens: landscape, portraits and indoor events. For indoor events, 24-105 may be too slow; for landscape 24-105 may be too long on a crop. The 35L would be a great solution for low light, but he also already has the nifty fifty, so neither of his choices would get him very far for all three goals.
Thanks guys, I quick question, I have a 60/mbs CF and a 45/mbs card in the camera, do you know what speed cards I should have in it, at the moment, I'm still getting a 10 second buffer, I don't think its that bad, will I dramatically increase the buffer amount with other cards? thanks
Try removing the sd card and see if the buffer goes away. I read a while back that the the sd slot slowed down camera write speed because the camera would sometimes default to the sd instead of the cf for some odd reason.