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Canon EOS 1D Mark III, reviewed by Jason C

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Feb 25, 2015 21:04 |  #1

When the used market price dropped to under $1000 usd for the 1D3, I jumped. I'm glad I finally got a 1D3, and it does everything I need it to do, but the technology is dated.

Still, it's a workhorse with fast and accurate AF. IQ is great from the APS-H 10mp sensor, and as long as you compose correctly, iso 3200 is usable. However, if I need higher iso performance, the 1D3 will sit in the bag with my 6D getting the call.

The 1D3 menu system, along with dedicated function buttons and a SET button, are welcome upgrades from the 1D2. The 3 is also lighter than it's predecessors, but it still is a hand-full.

The 1D3 is a good tool when one needs a fast operating, fast AFing and robust body, at a now reasonable admission price.


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Feb 25, 2015 21:12 |  #2

Some samples from my 1D3:


http://photography-on-the.net ...showthread.php?p=17​300629

http://photography-on-the.net ...p?p=17413338&i=i236​809174

http://photography-on-the.net ...showthread.php?p=17​409980

http://photography-on-the.net ...hp?p=17411587&i=i36​990070

http://photography-on-the.net ...p?p=17422931&i=i114​061742

http://photography-on-the.net ...p?p=17422931&i=i180​910886


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Aswald
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Feb 25, 2015 21:21 |  #3

Nice. Thx for sharing. Made me want to pick up a used 1D4 I was considering.




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Feb 26, 2015 09:40 |  #4

Now my backup rig but it still gets used some on almost every shoot. Great value. Nice review.


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Feb 26, 2015 18:29 |  #5

At under a grand, I believe it is the most cost effective body in the Canon line, new or used. The 1D4 is a great upgrade, but substantially more expensive ...

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Mar 01, 2015 06:29 |  #6

Maxdave wrote in post #17451470external link
At under a grand, I believe it is the most cost effective body in the Canon line, new or used. The 1D4 is a great upgrade, but substantially more expensive ...

Maxdave

I agree, I just recommended this body to a photo student of mine. Fantastic value!


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