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alskouba
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Mar 07, 2013 16:53 |  #1

Hi every one!

I am using a 5d mkIII and I love this camera! I shoot mostly with prime lens,and since I shoot events,press,documenta​iry and sports having the right focal lenght at the right time is super important for me. So I came to the conclusion that I need a second body.

What is important for me. Full frame sensor! I really love to play with the DOF. I recently tried a APS-H camera (1dmkIII) and it could do the trik but I do prefer full frame.

Then what I would love to have since I shoot 90% of the time in AV is linked af point to spot metering.5d mkIII dosent have it and I would like another camera that as it.

Battery life is really important for me since I shoot often in hard weater condition and for long period.

And then even if I shoot sports, 6 fps is good for me. If I have more I go trigger happy and have to many files to choose from. But I know that in crutial moments It does comme really handy.

I have been considering 1ds mkIII since I tried my friends one and was simply amazed by the files. Autofocus is amazing. 1d mkIII is a pretty good camera also but 10MP really? But it would allow me to get another lens like a 24mm f1.4 or a 135mm f2.

There are many other possibility but i'd like to know what you guys, based on experience or opinion,think will be the best camera to fullfill my needs.

Thanks
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Mar 07, 2013 17:28 |  #2

If you can shell out for a 1Ds3 just get another 5D3.

If you want glass get a 5D2/1D3. 10MP is plenty for what you're doing. It's about 5x what you need.




  
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Mar 07, 2013 17:48 as a reply to  @ h4ppydaze's post |  #3

Sounds like you want a second 5DIII :lol:


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Mar 07, 2013 17:52 |  #4

1D3/1Ds3.

10MP is way more than enough for news stuff...hell, we used to put pictures taken with our 2 MP Blackberrys into the paper.


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Mar 07, 2013 18:44 |  #5

I shoot with two 5DM3 cameras and totally love having identical bodies and batteries. In the past I shot with 1DM4 & 1DM3, I always favored the M4 because of better picture quality, now I don't have that worry.


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Mar 07, 2013 20:04 |  #6

LowriderS10 wrote in post #15689200 (external link)
1D3/1Ds3.

10MP is way more than enough for news stuff...hell, we used to put pictures taken with our 2 MP Blackberrys into the paper.

agree with Lowrider


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Mar 08, 2013 00:15 |  #7

Identical bodies, one with a 35 and the other with a 135 sounds dreamy.


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Mar 08, 2013 01:52 |  #8

i faced a similar dilemma recently and have decided it's just worth it in the long run to shell out for an identical body, so i'll be picking up another 5d3 next week. For me, knowing that i won't miss a shot due to temporary 'confusion' in switching between bodies made it worth it. I'll just have both 5d's set up in exactly the same way with different lenses on (this is for weddings) and everything will be nice and seamless.


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Mar 08, 2013 06:43 |  #9

I don't know why you don't consider a 1D Mark IV. 10 fps for sports, 16.5 MPixels in 1.3 crop so the resolution is great. Spot metering based on focal point, 1D rugged and battery life is great

Yes it's not full frame but give that extra reach and takes every lens and give you a little different view.
I have it and the 5DIII and I think together they cover everything. Very complimentary IMO.


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alskouba
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Mar 08, 2013 08:25 |  #10

Thank's for all the response!

I must says that 5d mkII is out of the equation even do it gives fabulus files,autofocus is not there at all... then A lot of you suggest another 5d3. I know it would probably be the most logical thing but it is the most expensive body of them all...and it dosent have spot metering based on focus point...And I will probably get smash for this lol but 5d3 is not that sharp at low Iso. I made some test compare to 5d2 and 1ds3 at iso 100, studio lighting, 100mm macro,f8 and clearly both of them where sharper.I dont know if it is the AA filter or the in camera processing(Noise reduction is off).Anyways It is still my favorite camera for every thing else than studio or portrait in good light.
I did consider 1dIV but I will have to sell a lens to afford it just like 5d3.

So it seems like there is 4 option...

1.get a 1d3 with another prime lens
2.get a 1ds3 and wait a month or two to get another prime lens
3.sell a lens like 100mm macro or 85mm 1.8 and get 5d3
4.again sell one of these lens and get a 1dmkIV.




  
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Mar 08, 2013 10:51 as a reply to  @ alskouba's post |  #11

I was in the same situation and wanted a back up body for my 5DIII and just purchased very nice 1D III. Last year, I sold my 1D III, 1D iv, and 5D II when I got 5D III. My chain of thought was the following:

I wanted second body for back up, outdoor sports, and some studio product photography needed for internet.

Option one 5D II - Great image quality but lack of fps and auto focus not designed for sports
Option two 1D iv - Great image quality and great auto focus for sports but for the cost purchase another 5D III??? This option will not be a back up replacement but cost more than primary
Option three 1D III - Good image quality and great auto focus for sports. Only major disadvantage vs. 5D II and 1D iv is high ISO capabilities. For bad light situation, I have my 5D III. Great value used 1000-1200.......

Just purchased 1D III :)

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