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1D Mark IV versus 5D3
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:03:51 AM »
What would be better a used 1D Mark IV ($4000) or a 5D3?  I'd be really interested in people's reasoning with either choice.

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1D Mark IV versus 5D3
« on: March 02, 2012, 09:03:51 AM »

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1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #1 on: March 04, 2012, 09:36:11 PM »
Anyone seen these compared yet? I know .1d series have certain advantages, but the mk iii looks pretty Damn nice, so kinda wondering what might be a better upgrade from my 7d. I shoot mostly wildlife, purely for fun. I use a 70-200 2.8 is ii and a 300f4.
My other option is using that $ for a  older 600f4 is and tripod. Advice?
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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2012, 08:28:09 AM »
If you're dealing primarily with wildlife, I would say take a 1D4 over the 5D3. If nothing else, you have the speed (faster than 7D) and the 1.3x. Also, a pro-body allows you to work in really bad weather condition (shooting in the rain isn't a problem).

Of course, a 600mm is also nice - after all, an investment in lens is always worth it, if you use the lens often.
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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #3 on: March 05, 2012, 08:29:45 AM »
I ditto Ronderick

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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #4 on: March 05, 2012, 08:40:55 AM »
Many times I think about 1D Mark IV vs. 5D Mark III

I am using the mark IV already for wildlife.
For some reason I always like the look of the 5D Mark II images more.
But the 5D Mark II is not that fast with frames and AF.

So now the 5D Mark III is faster and (on paper) has the same or even better AF than the Mark IV.


Well about the 1.3x sensor of the Mark IV:

Cropping the 5D Mark III to the 1.3 sensor size will give me 13MP vs 16mp of the Mark IV

BUT....

Here in the Netherlands we have more dark days than sunny days.
So by the looks of it the 5D Mark III will have better ISO performance than the Mark IV.

Still I have not made up my mind about this.

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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2012, 08:43:16 AM »
If the 7D already does a good job of capturing wildlife, then I'd go for the 600mm.  Glass is usually (always?) a better investment than a new body.  Plus, you'll keep the advantage of the 1.6x crop (600mm * 1.6 = 960mm!!!).
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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 08:55:06 AM »
The one nice thing about the Mark IV is the F/8 autofocus so while you would lose some quality with a 2X teleconv you can still put it on your 300 and retain autofocus ~ 600mm F/8

Though I ditto the 600mm F/4 from investment from what I hear the superteles are niceeee
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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #7 on: March 05, 2012, 09:20:38 AM »
I suggest the 1DX...

I sold my 7D and keep my 5D MK II as 2nd body and the 1DX becomes my 1st body.

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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2012, 10:35:52 AM »
I am really interested in the 5D Mark III....

So far I have not seen a crisp shot...
Is it the NR ??

I am thinking every day about swapping my mark IV for the 5D Mark III
But the images seen so far are not bad , but they all seem to miss some detail.

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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2012, 12:18:25 PM »
If the 7D already does a good job of capturing wildlife, then I'd go for the 600mm.  Glass is usually (always?) a better investment than a new body.  Plus, you'll keep the advantage of the 1.6x crop (600mm * 1.6 = 960mm!!!).

1d4 +600 +2x = 1560mm!!

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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #10 on: March 11, 2012, 06:41:47 AM »
Hi, new to these forums and happy to be aboard.

I too am unsure which to get.
Im new to pro / enthusiast photography and currently have a 7D.

My situation is that I seem to be falling into the world of press photography and im suffering from one camera body only.
I was all set to plonk down my hard earned $$$ towards the 5DIII when I realised 2nd hand 1D IV's can be had at the same price or a few hundred dollars less.

Im happy with the speed of the 7D so the 5 was seeming like a good compliment and will offer different styles of photography. But the 1D IV is such a beast.
I guess my question is will the 5DIII have vastly better image quality (I enjoy landscapes in my hobby time)

So now im all confused %-)

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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #11 on: March 11, 2012, 06:51:52 AM »
Hi, new to these forums and happy to be aboard.

I too am unsure which to get.
Im new to pro / enthusiast photography and currently have a 7D.

My situation is that I seem to be falling into the world of press photography and im suffering from one camera body only.
I was all set to plonk down my hard earned $$$ towards the 5DIII when I realised 2nd hand 1D IV's can be had at the same price or a few hundred dollars less.

Im happy with the speed of the 7D so the 5 was seeming like a good compliment and will offer different styles of photography. But the 1D IV is such a beast.
I guess my question is will the 5DIII have vastly better image quality (I enjoy landscapes in my hobby time)

So now im all confused %-)

1D4 pros : Weatherproofing, built in grip, 10fps, 1.3 crop
5DIII pros: 22mp, possibly AF,

The 1D4 gives very good IQ but the 16mp is a little limited when compared to 22mp, especially when cropping (this is based on my experience with the 1d4 and 1ds3)


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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #12 on: March 11, 2012, 02:38:22 PM »
A good idea would be just to wait and see what kind of results people get with the AF on the 5DIII. If the AF is anywhere comparable, all you will need to see is whether you need the extra 4 FPS that the 1DIV has.

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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2012, 05:26:39 AM »
@Stubi: if you're into press photography, I'd suggest you go the way of 1D4. For one thing, the extra FPS means the difference of having the shot or not having the shot; the other thing - shutter life (150,000 vs. 300,000). Of course, the extra crop factor allows you to get more distance out of your lenses.

Of course, the 1D body can take more beating than the 5D2 (especially when you're fighting for position with other press photographers/camera people, there's going to be a lot of pushing and shoving).
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Re: 1d mk iv or 5d mkiii?
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2012, 05:36:12 AM »
Great points!

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