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Dec 15, 2011 04:15 |  #1

Hi All ,

Just looking for some advice i have trawled the forums and found most of the answers i need already.

I am in the process of buying a used 1D Mark III (to complement my 7D) from a very reputable dealer and it come with a 6 month warranty. The serial number is outside of the numbers listed regarding the AF issue so im happy about that.
few minor exterior scratches but nothing major all in all it looks in good shape.

My question is that when i looked at the eyepiece shutter(or blind as its sometimes called) i noticed marks on the actual shutters that move up and down , looking closer they appear to be 2 small drops of oil. this doesn’t look like it will affect anything and they don’t seem to move but is this indicative of another problem or issue ?
Does anyone out there with a 1d Mark III have the same issue?

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Dec 15, 2011 13:00 |  #2

Very curious also I am in same boAt looking for same set up


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Dec 15, 2011 13:20 |  #3

Gonna forewarn you - first comes the MkIII, then comes a FF and you sell your 7D.


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Dec 15, 2011 14:02 as a reply to  @ huntersdad's post |  #4

Well... Do I feel stupid called into the shop and asked the guy about the two spots on the eyepiece shutter "they're tiny screws holding the shutter together" :oops:
Now in the possession of a 1d mark iii :D
Happy days although I possibly should get glasses now !


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Dec 15, 2011 14:34 |  #5

If you do happen to notice little bullseye marks on your photos, its oil on the sensor caused from over-oiling when it was built. Canon fixes it for free :) Congrats on the 1D MK III!


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Dec 15, 2011 16:37 |  #6

Made the same move a couple of months ago tristo. Takes a little getting used to. My first efforts were poor, but after a complete battery reset and restore to original clear settings plus setting up the various custom settings shes now operating as I had hoped. The 7D is being saved for the road race season, but the mkiii is now my first choice for the football season. Enjoy.


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Dec 15, 2011 16:49 as a reply to  @ Red Dog's post |  #7

Thanks all , as soon as I got home I attached the 70-200 and started looking at everything. Quite a few differences from the 7d which I'll have to figure out but at the same time I can see that the 7d has obviously been built upon some of the features that once made this camera the top of the line for sports and wildlife shooting. Too excited to rtm ( read the manual) at the moment just taken with the sound of the shutter at 10fps it's pretty awesome !!!
I'm definitely going to clear the settings and firmware update as Its on 1.1.1 I think the latest is 1.1.3 then start customizing it to how I shoot.


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Dec 15, 2011 17:16 |  #8

You will definitely want at least FW version 1.2.3! One thing to be aware of -- in the original body/firmware, you didn't have the ability to use the joystick to its full potential when choosing AF points. The firmware release "fixed" that and added some new stuff.

The manual doesn't cover it, so read about it here:

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Dec 15, 2011 18:08 |  #9

L.Morey wrote in post #13549640 (external link)
Very curious also I am in same boAt looking for same set up

https://photography-on-the.net …t=1123380&highl​ight=MkIII




  
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Dec 16, 2011 19:50 |  #10

huntersdad wrote in post #13549714 (external link)
Gonna forewarn you - first comes the MkIII, then comes a FF and you sell your 7D.

Sorry to go off topic but....., The reverse for me. I started with a 30D then got 5D then bought a Mark III. The 30D stays in the cupboard now. The Mk III is the sweetest camera by far.


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Dec 16, 2011 21:38 |  #11

hando wrote in post #13556787 (external link)
Sorry to go off topic but....., The reverse for me. I started with a 30D then got 5D then bought a Mark III. The 30D stays in the cupboard now. The Mk III is the sweetest camera by far.

Same idea. You start with a crop, get one of the others, complete the body collection iwth all 3 sensors and then the crop goes into the cabinet.


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