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Re: Thinking of swapping a 5d3 for a 1D4.....
« Reply #45 on: December 15, 2013, 06:08:53 AM »
I own the 1D4 and the 5D3.

Pro 1: fast, better AF in Servo- mode- (the spot AF of the 5 I am not always able to set where I want if I follow a moving subject..... my fault), 10fps is ok, but the bigger buffer is sweet.
Focus points spread wider.
Better jpegs out of the cam
Pro 5: bit better IQ
latest sh** in flashing technology
better noise and AF in low light.
And the second knob on the battery grip I miss on the 1....

So: I am glad to have both.
If its going to be fast: formula 1.
If I am on holiday, have time and need some extra less mm focal length: gimme five.

If I HAD TO decide: very small edge for the 1.
If it has to be fast and reliable

Agree with this analysis. When I had both, the 1d4 was reserved for sport (motor racing) and the 5d3 for landscapes. The 5d3's IQ and noise is superior to the 1d4, but the 1d4's AF tracking and fps makes it ideal for wildlife. I sold the 5d3 for the 1dX, and kept the 1d4 for a backup, and because of its 1.3 crop sensor and versatility. Now I have the A7R, thinking of selling the 1d4 and using the A7R as the backup. However to answer the OP's question - if Wildlife is your main interest, yes swap the 5d3 for 1d4. The tradeoff in IQ is minor, and the pros outweigh the cons.
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Re: Thinking of swapping a 5d3 for a 1D4.....
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Re: Thinking of swapping a 5d3 for a 1D4.....
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2013, 02:02:20 PM »
i used a 1d4 for my main camera since 2010.  i got a 5d3 last year.  i thought the image quality was a significant enough jump that i traded the 1d4 for an additional 5d3.

i miss how fast and sturdy the 1d4 was.  it is seriously built like a tank.  but overall i'm happy with the switch.  having two of the exact bodies makes things very easy.  6fps has been fast enough for me to get everything i need.

this is just a personal preference, but i really, really like the silent shutter mode on the 5d.  the 1d4 sounds like a machine gun at weddings. now i can have two bodies that make hardly any noise.
5D3, TS-E 17mm f/4L, TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II, 16-35mm f/2.8L II, 24-70mm f/2.8L II, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, 85mm f/1.8, 100mm f/2.8

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Re: Thinking of swapping a 5d3 for a 1D4.....
« Reply #46 on: December 16, 2013, 02:02:20 PM »