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Canon 1D MKIV VS 5D MKIII Cameras
« on: August 04, 2012, 01:27:51 AM »
If you could only coose one camera between the Canon 1D MKIV and 5D MKIII,which would you get?And why?

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« on: August 04, 2012, 01:27:51 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2012, 03:17:54 AM »
If you could only coose one camera between the Canon 1D MKIV and 5D MKIII,which would you get?And why?

The 5DIII is for me the better all round package.

Pros - higher mps, lighter weight, better colours, better high ISO

Cons - more fps, 1.3 crop, better AF, AF point metering

I had a 5DII which I could do most things - even the much maligned AF didn't impact me too much. If the fps had been 6 I would have still been using this

It is a difficult choice, but with only 1 body the 5DIII would get my vote, just


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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2012, 07:51:11 AM »
If you could only coose one camera between the Canon 1D MKIV and 5D MKIII,which would you get?And why?

The 5DIII is for me the better all round package.

Pros - higher mps, lighter weight, better colours, better high ISO

Cons - more fps, 1.3 crop, better AF, AF point metering

I had a 5DII which I could do most things - even the much maligned AF didn't impact me too much. If the fps had been 6 I would have still been using this

It is a difficult choice, but with only 1 body the 5DIII would get my vote, just
To add to the list:

1D4 pros:
Integrated battery grip (the 5D3 grip is just plain uncomfortable, IMHO)

5D3 pros:
Silent shutter mode that really is quiet
5D Mark III, 40D, 1V.  Bunch of strobes, lenses and other bits.
They're, their, there, it's, its, too, to, than, then, you're, your.  One lens, two lenses, the lens's aperture.

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« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2012, 09:50:43 AM »
If only one, I'd go with the 5D3.  Higher mp's, better IQ, and AF system advanced enough that if you're using center point, it can track as fast as the 1D4 in outdoor daytime sports. 
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« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2012, 10:41:54 AM »
If I had no camera at all, 5D III. But since I already have a 5DMkII the choice would be more difficult...

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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 10:47:59 AM »
It does really depend on your use.  for wildlife where you are focal length limited, the 1D MK IV is the one to get.  For low light and general usage, the 5D MK III edges it out.
Its a hard choice, and comes down to how you use it.

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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 11:19:38 AM »
It does really depend on your use.  for wildlife where you are focal length limited, the 1D MK IV is the one to get.  For low light and general usage, the 5D MK III edges it out.
Its a hard choice, and comes down to how you use it.

Exactly.  It's hard to be a pro and stay specific to one area.  You'd never make enough money.  So I can see why a lot do studio work and photojournalism.  In that case, you almost have to have two cameras.  My first combo was 5D Mark III and 1D Mark IV.  I used the 5D3 for weddings and the 1D4 for track.  I just had to.
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« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 11:31:40 AM »
It is said that 1D bodies have more accurate auto focus.  Do you still think this is true regarding the 5D Mark III and 1D Mark IV?  I've missed an awful lot of shots with the 1D4 whereas, I'm not kidding here, I haven't missed any with the 5D3.  That was one of the reasons I have a second one, because the AF in low light was so good, I would bring two with me with different lenses.  The 1D4 I missed an awful lot of track shots due to OOF.  Just a thought that maybe this was improved in the 5D3?
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« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 11:41:49 AM »
It is said that 1D bodies have more accurate auto focus.  Do you still think this is true regarding the 5D Mark III and 1D Mark IV?  I've missed an awful lot of shots with the 1D4 whereas, I'm not kidding here, I haven't missed any with the 5D3.  That was one of the reasons I have a second one, because the AF in low light was so good, I would bring two with me with different lenses.  The 1D4 I missed an awful lot of track shots due to OOF.  Just a thought that maybe this was improved in the 5D3?
I think that close to a million 5D MK III / D1 X cameras are now out there (Me too).  The autofocus is a big step up for Canon  The 1D MK IV is good, but the new AF is much better.

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 05:59:28 AM »
5 D Mk iii pros  low light noise slightly better
ease of use, the menus are far better organized.
HDR mode for in-camera editting if you're lazy like me
[/list]  dedicated live mode button

Cons
need lightroom 4 to edit RAW
low energy floresant bulbs at certain shutter speeds smears colors
[/list] weather sealing not as thorough

1d mk iv pros
ergonomics
f8 max aperature focusing
[/list] 1d's just hold their value better

I own both, listed both on CL along with my 7d then never returned emails because I can't decide either.
7d, 5d mk iii, 1d4, 1dx, 35mm f1.4L, 70-200mm IS ii USM, 300mm f4 IS USM, 600mm f4l is USM, 400mm f2.8l is usm, 14mm tamron f2.8, 17-40mm f4L, 24-70 f2.8L USM, 85f1.2L USM, 100mm f2.8 macro

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« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 05:59:28 AM »