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May 27, 2012 13:17 |  #1

currently have a 40d, and I think an upgrade as often shoot weddings, concerts and live at a rally last time I was disappointed of my precission of my 40d in servo af with lens Canon 70-200 2.8 L. i shoot at high iso to have a good times like 1/1000,1/2000. do not know what upgrade to fac.sunt undecided between 60D or 7d. or I consider, and one used in series 1, which is: canon 1d mk III. But from what I understand and it would have some problems with the AF. accuracy of problem. say that more I have a tamron 17-50mm f2.8 ver.1.Please give me some advice! I am interested af's accuracy!(and I would not want to change canon system, love the tones and have a zoom L)


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May 27, 2012 13:41 |  #2

What a coincedence! I upgraded to 60D first, sold it and got a 7D, sold it and got a 1D MkIII. Now I am a Happy man! :D But i shoot birds though.
1DMkiii as long as you stay at higher serial number (>53000 IIRC) you won't have the mirror/AF issue. Not sure about your Tamron 17-50 but it works GREAT with my Tamron 28-75 f2.8!


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May 27, 2012 13:49 |  #3

I upgraded from an xs to thev1D mk III and I could not be happier. Same mp as the xs so I did not miss anything, and I have had good luck with faily large prints from it, largest I have done so far is a 20x30 and it looked great! I went for the 1d for the af, fps and the fact that it was not that much more than a 7d

I fell in love with the colors it produces and the quality it produces within my first day. This camera also brought out the most of my lenses now and my future lenses. The 1d will retain AF at f8 so you can stack tc's without taping pins. Not sure how valuable that is for you


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May 27, 2012 14:20 |  #4

http://www.ebay.com …4166215009#ht_3​973wt_1396 (external link) is not a good serial number??? so, only up to 53000  ????


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May 27, 2012 14:24 |  #5

You'd want one ABOVE 53K, not one thats less.


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May 27, 2012 14:37 |  #6

It is still OK if the serial is below 53k, as long as the owner can confirm the camera has been sent to Canon to do the FOC mirror fix.


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May 27, 2012 16:44 as a reply to  @ cfcRebel's post |  #7

I upgraded from a 40D to a mkIII. It was an early serial #. I had it sent in for all the fixes and it works awesome. I also have a mk4 and the best shot from both are the same. Mk3 over the 7D any day.


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May 27, 2012 22:12 |  #8

canonistul wrote in post #14491791 (external link)
currently have a 40d, and I think an upgrade as often shoot weddings, concerts and live at a rally last time I was disappointed of my precission of my 40d in servo af with lens Canon 70-200 2.8 L. i shoot at high iso to have a good times like 1/1000,1/2000. do not know what upgrade to fac.sunt undecided between 60D or 7d. or I consider, and one used in series 1, which is: canon 1d mk III. But from what I understand and it would have some problems with the AF. accuracy of problem. say that more I have a tamron 17-50mm f2.8 ver.1.Please give me some advice! I am interested af's accuracy!(and I would not want to change canon system, love the tones and have a zoom L)

I'm a bit surprised that the 40D is giving you autofocus trouble with your 70-200. I would ask more specifically about that before upgrading the body. It may be that your 40D isn't really calibrated properly with your 70-200, or it may be that something else is going on.

Has it always behaved this way, or did it just start to?


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May 28, 2012 09:23 |  #9

af accuracy on 40d is a problem not all time but in some situations where subjects it s too far or too much non contrast. I had this problem even with my tamron wide lens. especialy open wide at 2.8.


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May 29, 2012 13:44 |  #10

I would personally choose the 1D mk III. It has a great AF, faster burst than the 7D (though I don't know if you really need that for weddings) and better high ISO performance. That and I would prefer the 1.3x crop over 1.6x, though I realize that comes down to personal preference.




  
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May 29, 2012 22:05 |  #11

cfcRebel wrote in post #14491853 (external link)
What a coincedence! I upgraded to 60D first, sold it and got a 7D, sold it and got a 1D MkIII. Now I am a Happy man! :D But i shoot birds though.
1DMkiii as long as you stay at higher serial number (>53000 IIRC) you won't have the mirror/AF issue. Not sure about your Tamron 17-50 but it works GREAT with my Tamron 28-75 f2.8!

I think you actually want to stay above 546561 for the factory fix. That being said, I think it doesn't really matter as long as Canon has repaired the AF Mirror Adjustment Problem.

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May 29, 2012 22:51 |  #12

Some people report the autofocus system on the 1D3 as being better than that on the 7D, others (fewer) report them as being about the same. Similarly, the 7D and 1D3 are pretty much neck and neck in terms of high ISO performance, with the 7D's images recording more detail but containing more noise that, if you downsize to 10 megapixels (the 1D3's native resolution), winds up getting you something that is essentially indistinguishable. The 7D is capable of recording significantly more detail at lower ISOs, however, so if you intend to print very large, the 7D is likely to be better suited.

You get go wider on the 7D with the appropriate lenses (e.g., Sigma 8-16) than you can on the 1D3, and similarly you get more "reach" from longer lenses, and the body itself is lighter and smaller and thus a bit more portable, but at the same time it doesn't have that 1D series tank-like build that lets you use it simultaneously as a camera, a hammer, and a defensive weapon. :lol:

I believe the 1D3 is a couple of hundred or so more expensive than the 7D -- not enough to really make the decision in and of itself, in my opinion, although the 7D will be capable of using all your current lenses while the 1D3 will vignette with your 17-50, so there is some savings to be had there.

I'd decide between the two based primarily on what you want out of the ergonomics. If you want something larger and heavier (to better balance larger lenses, for instance), the 1D3 is for you. If you want something smaller and lighter, the 7D is probably what you want. If there is any image quality difference between the two, it will be so slight as to hardly matter.

It's a difficult decision in the end, and you'll wind up with a stellar camera in either. Because they're so close to each other in terms of overall capability, if you're budget limited, I'd go with the 7D (primarily because you'll be able to save on glass).


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May 29, 2012 23:54 |  #13

Ugh don't believe people who say don't buy under a certan S/N...any 1D3 will be fine as long as it's had the AF fix done. I had a pre-530,000 SN 1D3 and the AF was great for me and all previous/subsequent owners. Mine was a refurb, so as far as I know the fix was done at the factory at that time...


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May 30, 2012 07:19 |  #14

My 1D3 is serial # 52XXXX and while Canon confirmed the AF Fix was done in 2009 they also stated they would still have done it if necessary.

I wouldn't let a low serial hold you back from a purchase. Chances are if the camera was having AF issues someone would have sent it to Canon by now, if not, you always still can.


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