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Feb 19, 2012 13:35 as a reply to  @ post 13924844 |  #46

Just Googled, any serial number higher than 546561 should not be affected. I'm on my cell right now and can't get to your link, sorry. Just use that number as a base.

Hope that helps.


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Feb 19, 2012 13:42 as a reply to  @ kenjancef's post |  #47

But as a side note... I think the focus issue only affected a small amount of users, so I would think that any 1D III would be ok. But for ME, being the paranoid goober I am, I would be more comfortable with one with a number above the affected range. That is just MY preference. I'm sure others can weigh in on this...

And worse case if you don't see the serial number or can't read it, just ask the seller. If the seller is paranoid about giving it all to you, just ask for the first 3 numbers, that should tell you where it's at.


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Feb 19, 2012 13:54 |  #48

Isn't the focus problem a recall repair by Canon?


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Feb 19, 2012 13:57 |  #49

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Isn't the focus problem a recall repair by Canon?

Yea, but why go through all that if you don't have to. Hopefully if a seller did have it done, which should be a free repair, then they have the proof. For me, I'd rather just get one above it do I don't have to worry. But as I said, that's just me...


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Feb 19, 2012 14:06 |  #50

I feel you. I'm actually just curious since I've been thinking about picking one up myself.


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Feb 19, 2012 14:14 as a reply to  @ Sam6644's post |  #51

I would get one anyway.

Here's my view: When I had mine, I shot a high school basketball game. Used an 85 1.8, ISO 6400 and 1/640, and even though I was only there for the first half, I didn't have to do ANY post on ANY of the pictures at all. I was floored! I know it wasn't me getting lucky with focus and such, because I miss a lot with my 7D. That's what prompted me to go all out for the Mark IV. As soon as my taxes come in I think I'm going to sell my 7D and get a 1D III as backup. I still love it.

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THese were all straight out of camera...


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Feb 19, 2012 14:24 |  #52

I want a Mark IV, but I can't justify the cost since I'm about to start having my gear provided to me. :)


I'm sort of in a holding pattern when it comes to spending money on camera stuff since I don't really need anything and once I find a job somewhere I'm not going to need to really worry about it anymore.

Maybe once I get a job I'll sell both my 7Ds and just get a MK4 for personal/freelance stuff.

If I could trade a 7D+$300 or so for a MK3, I'd probably do it, but it seems I'd need to put up $500 or $600 in a trade like that, and I just don't want to spend that much when I'm more than pleased with my 7Ds and don't think the things I like about the MK3 over the 7D outweigh the things I like better about the 7D over the MK3.

Maybe the MK3 will drop a little more in price once the 1DX hits the market, so who knows.


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Feb 19, 2012 14:51 |  #53

Sam6644 wrote in post #13925104 (external link)
Maybe the MK3 will drop a little more in price once the 1DX hits the market, so who knows.

While it's possible the used value of the mkIII could drop when the 1Dx hits the market, it's highly unlikely.

The price difference from the MkIV to the Dx is high enough that I doubt many sports shooters will make the jump.

The current MkIII prices are a bargain compared to both new and used Mk IV prices.

It would be nice if prices dropped unilaterally when the 1Dx is readily available, but I don't see that happening.


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Feb 19, 2012 15:24 as a reply to  @ canonphotog's post |  #54

I agree. I even heard the Mark IV used prices might go up. Thats why i decided to buy one now. I would assume the Mark III would stay the same. At least I hope so, since I might want one... :)


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Feb 19, 2012 18:14 |  #55

Canon 7D, the 85 f/1.8 and a 70-200 f/2.8L IS is a sports package that will provide years and years of tremendous results. If one of those young guys in the original image was yours, he's not going to be playing football under the lights for a long time. You might even be able to get away with a 70-200 f/4 for a number of years.

Here are a couple of example images with each lens using a 7D body:

85 f/1.8 at f/2, 1/640 on the shutter and ~ISO 2500:

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Feb 19, 2012 18:26 |  #56

Shot in an abysmally dim church gym. (I cheated w/ the 85/1.2).

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When I switched over to the 70-200/2.8 zoom, I was forced to shoot iso3200, 1/320s and still had to bring up the exposure by another 0.5-1 stop in post.

So in other words, my recommendation for you is to look into the 85/1.8 or the Sigma 85/1.4 (assuming you're willing to play with the occasional Sigma lotto).

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Feb 19, 2012 20:50 |  #57

Thanks to all. Can't stretch yet for the 70-200 2.8. Only 1 more weekend of basketball also. Next is baseball.


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Feb 19, 2012 21:54 |  #58

snyderman wrote in post #13926195 (external link)
Canon 7D, the 85 f/1.8 and a 70-200 f/2.8L IS is a sports package that will provide years and years of tremendous results. If one of those young guys in the original image was yours, he's not going to be playing football under the lights for a long time. You might even be able to get away with a 70-200 f/4 for a number of years.

Here are a couple of example images with each lens using a 7D body:

85 f/1.8 at f/2, 1/640 on the shutter and ~ISO 2500:

Nice shots. I wasn't getting the quality I thought I should be getting with my 7D and 85 1.8, so I invested in the FoCal program. Ran the tests on my 7D, and it did an MA adjustment of +12. I wonder if that's why I wasn't happy with the 7D. I won't know for a bit because I'm not shooting until next week. But it's a start...


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