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Canon 5d Mark III VS. Canon 1D Mark IV - Image Quailty

 
kouasupra
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Mar 02, 2013 01:18 |  #1

How are the image quailty between the two? I can't decide if I want to pick up another 5D3 or a 1D IV.




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Mar 02, 2013 04:00 |  #2

with that glass.. get your self a 1Dx and be done with it..


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Mar 02, 2013 04:11 as a reply to Broomer's post |  #3

Ditto on the great glass OP but what do you shoot?

I use both and that's because the 1D4 gives me frame rate when shooting sport and dogs and when it rains, its' weather-sealing gives me peace of mind!! In both bodies, I have the best of both worlds.

A better option IMHO would be two 5D3s and one 1D4 ;)


But to answer your question more specifically, IQ of the 5D3 is superior to the 1D4 but might a 1D4 be more useful to you on occasion?


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Mar 02, 2013 06:51 |  #4

5d3 has better IQ. This is from owning multiple 1d4's and 5d3's. this is especially evident and ISO 3200 and above. It is somewhat evident at the lower ISO settings. Now, the 1d4 is superior in other ways but you asked specifically about IQ.


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Mar 02, 2013 08:15 |  #5

I own both and I cannot see much difference. To me they are equals.


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kouasupra
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Mar 02, 2013 15:31 as a reply to JeffreyG's post |  #6

Thank you everybody.

I'm just a enthusiastic hobbyist. I do get busy from time to time with portrait session and wedding so a second camera definitely helps.

If the IQ on the MKIV isn't that great compare to the 5D3, then I'll either pick up another 5D3 OR sell my current 5D3 and pick up a 1Dx.




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Mar 02, 2013 18:39 |  #7

kouasupra wrote in post #15669089external link
Thank you everybody.

I'm just a enthusiastic hobbyist. I do get busy from time to time with portrait session and wedding so a second camera definitely helps.

If the IQ on the MKIV isn't that great compare to the 5D3, then I'll either pick up another 5D3 OR sell my current 5D3 and pick up a 1Dx.


Get another 5D3. It's best to shoot with two bodies so you don't have to change lenses and for the above shoots ( portraits n weddings ), the 5D3 is just the ticket :D


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Mar 02, 2013 18:49 |  #8

Houston1863 wrote in post #15669695external link
Get another 5D3. It's best to shoot with two bodies so you don't have to change lenses and for the above shoots ( portraits n weddings ), the 5D3 is just the ticket :D

Thanks Houston. As of run now I'm going to leave my options open and I'm going to lean towards the 1Dx. But who knows. :rolleyes:




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Mar 02, 2013 19:18 |  #9

If you get the 1DX you'll probably want a second body for weddings. I guess you could always pick up one of the cheaper bodies as the backup:

1D2 or 1D2n--about $500
5D classic--about $500
1Ds2--about $1000
1D3--about $1100
5D2--about $1200




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Mar 02, 2013 19:33 |  #10

Two 1dx and be happy.:)


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Mar 02, 2013 19:42 |  #11

bobbyz wrote in post #15669845external link
Two 1dx and be happy.:)

If only money grew on trees. LOL.

Sold the 5D2 last week, and probably sell the 5D3 soon and pick up "one" Canon 1Dx. "Maybe".




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Mar 02, 2013 19:47 |  #12

So since money doesnt grow on trees why you need 1dx? I thought you shoot portraits. Have two 5dmk3 instead of single 1dx.


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Mar 02, 2013 20:05 |  #13

bobbyz wrote in post #15669893external link
So since money doesnt grow on trees why you need 1dx? I thought you shoot portraits. Have two 5dmk3 instead of single 1dx.

Life is short I guess. ;)




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Mar 03, 2013 04:35 |  #14

kouasupra wrote in post #15669951external link
Life is short I guess. ;)


LOL

but I still think you need a back up especially if you shoot weddings. The 5D3 as I understand will shoot quieter than the 1Dx and if you had no need of the frame rate or the build.....

As for life, well, that's another matter :lol:


I would concede that the 1D series has wonderful handling and the 1Dx is a very special beast. Being built to tighter tolerances it will get you the shot but for what I understand you mainly shoot, two 5D3s is the most cost-effective route.


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Mar 03, 2013 05:04 |  #15

I would hate to have another 5D3 in my case until a wedding gig comes along. One camera that can do it all or two cameras that can do almost as good. Tough choice indeed. Maybe I can just settle or a 1DIV instead.




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