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Getting rid of a 5d markii going for 1d mark iii

:iconmichaelrowlandson:
MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Well I have been completely frustrated with the 5d mark ii. Was good for weddings but I still found myself manual focusing 90% of the time.

Now that I have really gotten into nature photography and am starting to make a name for myself im looking into getting rid of the mark ii and picking up a 1d mark iii.

Even though its only a 10 mp camera I rarely find myself cropping. I have a canon 7d already and was wondering if anyone has experience with the 1d mark iii?

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jadedPhotographer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Photographer
I have been using a 7d for 2+ years. It's only flaw is that it is a dslr. j/k (the weather seals are not 100%)
The only canon cameras which can outperform the 7 are the 1dx and 5dm3.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
I have heard a lot of reports of the 1dx out performing it in tracking subjects as well as iso.
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jadedPhotographer Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013   Photographer
My bad. I thought you were asking about the 7. Btw the 7d features will take a while to make it to the 1 series.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
the 7d is a fine camera don't get me wrong, but i feel that the raw files that it produces are not silky smooth as the 1d mark iii.
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jadedPhotographer Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013   Photographer
I would totally defend the 7 if I hadn't disowned it when I switched to an rf.
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:iconkarelliann:
Karelliann Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Oh, wow. I can't wait to see the new shots. I'm already drooling all over your 5D Mark II (sorry for the image xD!)
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
bwahahaha!.
5d mark ii is nice but it doesn't fair well for birding, Im drooling over the 1d series XD.
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Karelliann Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Who wouldn't? ^_^
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contains-mild-peril Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
For me noise is an issue, it's not much better than the 1D II or the 7D. Also if you're looking at a 1D III make sure it's had the mirror issue fixed otherwise the focusing will be inaccurate. Personally I'd stick with the 7D, the extra reach is beneficial for nature and sports and I don't think the 1D III is a big enough upgrade (if you can't get something at 8fps you won't get it at 10fps but the weather sealing is better).

I had a 1D III for a few months and wasn't blown away by it at all - in fact I didn't really see a difference from my 1D II at the time.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
I dont expect to be blown away by it but im sure its hell of a lot better than the mark ii for bids and people flying through the air.
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Delahkel Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
I used to have a 1Ds III which I loved, simply amazing camera.
Haven't used the 1D III, but I have rented the 1D IV a few times, and it was mind blowing, and the 1DX is supposed to be even better, damn.
The 5DII simply sucks at anything fast paced, no matter what the fanboys say. So yeah, you'll love the 1D series, simply the best there is. Good luck :)
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
cheers, If i could afford it i would for sure opt for the mark iv for the extra meg pixels.

the 1dx is completely mind blowing, had a chance to test one in store but the price tag is just too steep.
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Delahkel Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
Heh, yeah, I know what you mean about the price tag, waaaay too steep on the 1DX :/ worth every penny, but I simply lack those pennies, lol.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2013  Professional Photographer
dream set up would be a 1dx with the 600mm f4 or a hefty 400mm 2.8 XD. I can keep dreaming of course.
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Delahkel Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
Indeed that would be a great setup.
Although for wildlife, I would probably go the Sigma 300-800 route. Since I'm not a fan of primes at such focal lengths.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2013  Professional Photographer
sigma is way too soft for my liking. Canon 200-400 with built in 1.4 converter. :D
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Delahkel Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
Oh, that Canon is gonna be a beast of a lens :D but I'm not sure I'll be able to afford it, seeing how Canon are pricing their lenses lately.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013  Professional Photographer
yeah but I think that their price is fair the cost of making the the lens is phenomenal, The process of creating the glass elements. I should work for cannon and get a load of free lenses.
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Just out of curiosity, why the disinterest in the 1ds mk iii? Extra 11 megapixels could be nice? That said, is the 1d mk iv too expensive or do you have another reason? Are you fairly set on 1D series?
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
fairly set on the 1d series, the 1ds mark 3 does not boast the 10 fps which im going to need for the sports im photographing as well as BIF.
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MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Aha, is the 1D Mk IV out of the question?

Sorry I can't offer a ton of insight as I have no experience with them but I can only imagine you'll be 'very' happy with the Mk III :D
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:iconmichaelrowlandson:
MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Professional Photographer
mark iv would be amazing, but I cant justify the extra 1500$ at the moment to get it used.
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:iconmylifeinfocus:
MyLifeInFocus Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Man I would love either one! That's too bad you can't justify the extra! Best of luck with the Mk III I'm sure it'll be awesome ;)
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Xcetera Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
I might be interested in taking that camera off your hands if you're planning to sell it ;p
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Professional Photographer
Bwahahaha okie dokie, ill let you know ;P
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SteveCaissie-stock Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
The photog I assist has both a 5D mk II and a 1DS mk III. He's currently trying to sell off the IDS body because he just doesn’t use it any more. I could put you in touch with him if you like. I think he was asking $1800 the last time we spoke about it.
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MichaelRowlandson Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
Im not particularly after the 1ds version just after the 1d version, thanks a lot though for the reply ;P.
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