Great feedback although I wish the "answer" was more clear. Some good news, some bad news (about this body's capabilities.)
On balance I will now look for one... will have to be eBay as there aren't any likely to show up in rural area's CraigsList! I will also tr to buy from some place that will stand by the description and condition. A challenge.
Thanks, everyone, for adding your experiences with the 1Ds MkIII.
Cool ... BTW, if your wife "gifts" you a 5d3, don't end up turning into a purple faced guy
Sorry ... Couldn't resist
Cheers ... JR
5D3, 6D, 600D, RX100
16-35L, 24-70L II, 70-200L II, 100-400L, 50L, 85L II, 135L, 24TSE, 40, 100 macro, 18-55 II, 55-250 II, 600RT x 4
I come here to learn something new, not to learn how bad my gear is - I know that already ;-)!