Kanye wrote in post #16631195
Thinking about a bigger , ergonomic, and slightly newer body.
How's ISO sensitivity on the 1D3?
not huge in comparison to later offerings
not me, my opinions are based on research only, consider them for what they are
I still want to do portraits but the 5Ds crappy LCD and no liveview needs to go.
Understandable, particularly with the MF lens. Is tethering an option for you?
Also looking for something that will last longer and is more durable overall.
My concern here with a 1D3, most would have been well used
In saying that, for the budget you have indicated, I'm not sure of a better option in FF.
Alternate options might be, 7D or 70D if crop is a consideration.