I never owned a 1Ds3 but I did upgrade my 1DM4 to a 1DX. I also have a 5DM3 (replaced an older 5DM2) as a second body thinking that I'd use it when traveling lite. Not so, if the 5DM3 will do the job, that is the camera I use most of the time. You may not want bells and whistles but the silent 3FPS shooting mode is worth a look. It is just slow enough that you can leave it in that mode when shooting single shots and just fast enough to capture changing facial expressions at a wedding without driving everyone insane with the noise of something like a 1D body. The 1D X has the standard silent single shoot mode from its predecessors; not the 3FPS version...
August 20, 2014, 04:49:57 PM
Topic: 2nd camera body with a twist - (Read 2680 times)
I love my 6D for the quality of the images I get off the sensor, and the WiFi function is really useful at times. However if you are moving to a rainy place, I'd recommend the 5D3 or a 1 series camera. The sealing on the 6D is alright, and I've used it in light rain and ocean spray with no problems. However anything more than that and I'd be putting it away, the sealing is too limited for prolonged water exposure.
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1d mk4? 1d size, 1d focus, 1d sealing, smaller crop, but would play well either in formal or outdoor areas. It would play well with both sides, the 40d and the 5d2.
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I have found several threads where people have compared the 1ds Mark 3 to the 5 D 3 and say there's very little real world difference.
There is one HUGE difference between the 1Ds and the 5D3.
The 5D3 has a warranty. The 1Ds doesn't.
Do you really want to put your money into a 3-5 year old piece of equipment that might very well die at any moment, or a piece of equipment that if it does die will be fixed for free?
Especially since the newer one will in reality be better (especially at high ISO's). There actually is a difference, it's just perhaps not quite enough for some people to upgrade (which I don't agree with, but then, I use 12800 ISO all the time).
I just got through saying in another thread that you can only compare specs. There are no inherent artistic qualities in camera bodies that are comparable. It's entirely too subjective to mean anything to anyone but yourself. Your only options are to base your decision entirely on specs or Buy All The Things! and compare them yourself.
Me thinks renting is a wiser option than buying all...
Renting is a great option, give it a good and honest test, if you like it then buy!
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I say if you can get a good condition 1Ds3 for around $2K its a good choice but if its going to be closer to $3k I would definately take the 5Dmk3 over it
Would be a big change but, why not sell the 5d ii and the two 40d's, and get two 5d iii's. The mark 3's would be better for the weddings and the sports with its autofocus and frame rate. And then you have the convenience of using two identical bodies, same button layout, ergonomics, and probably a more consistent image output.