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Re: 1Ds mark iii????
« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2013, 11:35:34 PM »
If i sell my 1Ds mark ii and get 1D mark iii, would that compliment 1Ds mark iii or should I just keep my 1dsii and forget about getting crop sensor at all. I don't do sports and if i do it would be just a once-in-a-while thing. I'm not saying that crop sensor or 1d series body are only for sports but i just want to know whether it would be better for me to sell my 1dsii or keep it.

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« Reply #15 on: March 13, 2013, 11:35:34 PM »

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« Reply #16 on: March 14, 2013, 12:14:29 AM »
a 1Dmk3 will complement the 1Dsmk3 in the following ways

- share the same batteries, currently yhe 1Dsmk2 and 1Dsmk3 have different batteries and chargers
- 10 fps
- the 1Dmk3 has a better buffer and is better for sustained shooting (smaller files vs 1Dsmk3)
- identical controls, both cams have dual cards etc
- however the image does not really benefit from the 1.3 crop factor in giving extra reach as if you crop the 21MP file to 1.3 you basically get the same 10 MP or so of the 1Dmk3

if you get a 1Dmk3 make sure its either

a) a late model number that does not suffer from the AF issue
b) comes with proof that it had the AF issue fixed

how much are you looking at paying for the 1Dsmk3?
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« Reply #17 on: March 14, 2013, 03:32:27 AM »
a 1Dmk3 will complement the 1Dsmk3 in the following ways

- share the same batteries, currently yhe 1Dsmk2 and 1Dsmk3 have different batteries and chargers
- 10 fps
- the 1Dmk3 has a better buffer and is better for sustained shooting (smaller files vs 1Dsmk3)
- identical controls, both cams have dual cards etc
- however the image does not really benefit from the 1.3 crop factor in giving extra reach as if you crop the 21MP file to 1.3 you basically get the same 10 MP or so of the 1Dmk3

if you get a 1Dmk3 make sure its either

a) a late model number that does not suffer from the AF issue
b) comes with proof that it had the AF issue fixed

how much are you looking at paying for the 1Dsmk3?

$1400 for less than 4000 shutter count.
I know the person who's going to sell me the 1ds3 that's why its hard to pass with this kind of deal. I'm so overwhelmed that i can't even go sleep anymore. I guess I'm going to sell my 1ds2 so i can use the money to buy the 1d3. I'm thinking that maybe having 2 FF will be overkill for what i do. I mean, i get paid sometimes to do some work such as event occasion and some other type of shoot.

I think the 1.3 crop sensor of 1d3 will benefit me if i use it with my 85 f1.2 and sigma 50f1.4 wide open since the edges will be crop out, leaving me the center of the frame sharp shooting wide open.

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Re: 1Ds mark iii????
« Reply #18 on: March 15, 2013, 01:24:32 AM »
al-toidz,
I state in a nearby thread that I may have had a FALSE error30 message with my recently-purchased used 1DsMk3. The card in the camera was later shown to be faulty and I have had NO other problem.

So I recommend the camera model as a combination with another more modern body that complements the older unit's strengths.

Like Wicked Wombat, I am very aware of slower processing and related smaller buffer. Not likely to be an issue for me. And I have that more modern alternative...

I don't see any reason to keep your 1DsMk2. Lots of differences, few advantages.

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« Reply #19 on: March 15, 2013, 01:50:49 AM »
$1400 for a 1Ds mk3 ?

absolute bargain jump on it

also the 16-35 is an awesome lens on the 1.3 crop giving you sharper edges and corners
plus the equivalent range of 20-48mm which IMO is a great focal range
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Re: 1Ds mark iii????
« Reply #20 on: March 15, 2013, 05:35:47 AM »
My 1DsMk3 was $2300 delivered so $1400 is fantastic and a gift. I passed up a lot of $2600-2700 priced bodies. This low price insulates you from being hurt financially if there *are* problems down the road.

Get it.

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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2013, 12:09:16 PM »
My 1DsMk3 was $2300 delivered so $1400 is fantastic and a gift. I passed up a lot of $2600-2700 priced bodies. This low price insulates you from being hurt financially if there *are* problems down the road.

Get it.

Do you know by any chance or have heard something about 1ds3 having a premature shutter breaking problem?
Any website that you can recommend to order a spare battery. I would like to get a canon lp-e4 because the battery has rubber sealing around it but the problem is, it will cost me an arm. I would like to get a cheap yet a good quality third party batteries. Ive looked at amazon and ebay already but people have diff experiences with their batteries. So i kinda want to hear other peoples oppinion that actually have owned third party batteries.

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« Reply #21 on: March 15, 2013, 12:09:16 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: March 15, 2013, 07:42:14 PM »
My 1DsMk3 was $2300 delivered so $1400 is fantastic and a gift. I passed up a lot of $2600-2700 priced bodies. This low price insulates you from being hurt financially if there *are* problems down the road.

Get it.

Do you know by any chance or have heard something about 1ds3 having a premature shutter breaking problem?
Any website that you can recommend to order a spare battery. I would like to get a canon lp-e4 because the battery has rubber sealing around it but the problem is, it will cost me an arm. I would like to get a cheap yet a good quality third party batteries. Ive looked at amazon and ebay already but people have diff experiences with their batteries. So i kinda want to hear other peoples oppinion that actually have owned third party batteries.

just stick with genuine batteries you are getting the camera for a steal, if you are going to get a 1Dmk3 too look around for one thats selling with 2 or more batteries (these batteries last alot longer than the ones on the 1Dsmk2 anyway

I think some 1Dsmk3 cameras have had premature shutter failures but i dont think its a a "common" problem
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Re: 1Ds mark iii????
« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2013, 10:09:38 AM »
There doesn't seem to be a market to recoup costs on second hand ones though... and once you work with a 1DX, the 1Ds III looks and feels like a dinosaur... I was cursing even at the lack of a Q button... and the ISO performance is nothing short of stellar on the 1DX.

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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2013, 10:18:19 AM »
There doesn't seem to be a market to recoup costs on second hand ones though... and once you work with a 1DX, the 1Ds III looks and feels like a dinosaur... I was cursing even at the lack of a Q button... and the ISO performance is nothing short of stellar on the 1DX.

Agreed.  I feel like the 1DX is like a 1Ds3/1D4 combo camera.  The RAW files are much, much easier to push, the IQ is outstanding across an insanely large ISO spread, and man is it fast!  The sensor is better in the 1DX vs the 1Ds3. 

But I'm off topic.  I did use a 1Ds3 myself and I loved the camera.  But since I do sports and other things, I need ISO flexibility.  In studio, or in well-lit situations, the 1Ds3 is a monster.  Even today, almost 6 years later, it is probably Canon's 2nd or 3rd best camera.
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Re: 1Ds mark iii????
« Reply #25 on: March 16, 2013, 06:23:21 PM »
There doesn't seem to be a market to recoup costs on second hand ones though... and once you work with a 1DX, the 1Ds III looks and feels like a dinosaur... I was cursing even at the lack of a Q button... and the ISO performance is nothing short of stellar on the 1DX.

Agreed.  I feel like the 1DX is like a 1Ds3/1D4 combo camera.  The RAW files are much, much easier to push, the IQ is outstanding across an insanely large ISO spread, and man is it fast!  The sensor is better in the 1DX vs the 1Ds3. 

But I'm off topic.  I did use a 1Ds3 myself and I loved the camera.  But since I do sports and other things, I need ISO flexibility.  In studio, or in well-lit situations, the 1Ds3 is a monster.  Even today, almost 6 years later, it is probably Canon's 2nd or 3rd best camera.

Great, that is exactly what I want to hear. ;D Im a happy camper now since this camera is really a beast. I don't really shoot that much at night time and if I do, I use flash. Also, I think that is where my 1.2's and 1.4's aperture that are going to get use.

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« Reply #26 on: March 16, 2013, 10:23:34 PM »
The 1Ds Mark III is to this day still ranked FIRST out of all Canon cameras in skin tone accuracy.  Try it out.  Even the 1DX is slightly off, but the 1Ds3 never is.
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« Reply #27 on: March 17, 2013, 12:45:40 AM »
The 1Ds Mark III is to this day still ranked FIRST out of all Canon cameras in skin tone accuracy.  Try it out.  Even the 1DX is slightly off, but the 1Ds3 never is.

That's good to know specially coming from someone that has both 1dx and 1ds3.

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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2013, 01:31:11 AM »
Yes, but what I was getting at is that the 1DX and 5D3 are worse for that, than the 1Ds3. 
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« Reply #28 on: March 17, 2013, 01:31:11 AM »