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Feb 09, 2015 21:16 |  #1

I recently upgraded this past weekend to a 1d series body and all I can say is wow! I haven't had a lot of time to get use to it yet, but what time I have spent using it has been really enjoyable. I really didn't think it would be as big of a learning experience coming from a 7d, but was I wrong. It has a lot more custom settings and functions than I'm use to. The body itself feels better and more balanced in the hand than the 7d with a grip attached. The controls are a little different yet most are the same. But what really has got my attention more than anything else is the image quality @ high ISO and low light situations, not that the 7d is a slouch. The colors seems smoother and more vibrant. I resreached the differences between the 1D3 and the 7d for months before my purchase and I'm happy to say I'm glad I made the move so far. The 7d is a great camera, but to me the 1D3 is all that and much more, maybe a placebo effect, but I like it.


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Feb 09, 2015 21:20 |  #2

its no placebo. I personally loved the 7D, but going to the 1D3... no comparison. even using the 7d now, i can't stand the noise in low ISO situations. the 1D3 are much cleaner, much sharper, and better color. I love the 1D3 and hope to upgrade to the Mk4 someday.

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Feb 09, 2015 21:24 |  #3

Like I and many others say, once you go 1D, you never go back. :)


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Feb 10, 2015 02:05 |  #4

rdalrt wrote in post #17424618 (external link)
Like I and many others say, once you go 1D, you never go back. :)

That was true with me for sure. My 1D3 is now my backup rig but I typically have both rigs up and running with a different lens option on each. So it never gathers dust. Its been 100% rock solid over the past several years. I'll never sell it:)

And a low shutter count body can be had for less than 1K, this makes it a fantastic value. Congrats on getting one!


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Feb 10, 2015 02:08 |  #5

Heya,

There's definitely a feel and look to the 1D series.

I went back in time myself, and I shoot a 1D MKII. They're so inexpensive for what they are. Speed demons. And at high ISO they still look better than some more modern APS-C's.

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Feb 10, 2015 08:52 |  #6

texaskev wrote in post #17424932 (external link)
That was true with me for sure. My 1D3 is now my backup rig but I typically have both rigs up and running with a different lens option on each. So it never gathers dust. Its been 100% rock solid over the past several years. I'll never sell it:)

And a low shutter count body can be had for less than 1K, this makes it a fantastic value. Congrats on getting one!

MalVeauX wrote in post #17424934 (external link)
Heya,

There's definitely a feel and look to the 1D series.

I went back in time myself, and I shoot a 1D MKII. They're so inexpensive for what they are. Speed demons. And at high ISO they still look better than some more modern APS-C's.

Very best,

I got my first 1D (a 1D3) just over two years ago, and now have a 1D4 (sold my 1D3 late last year when I picked this current one up). Both 1D's were (and are) exactly as the two previous posters have stated. I have colleague who picked up a 1D X last fall as his first 1D; he tells me he didn't believe what I was saying about 1D's, until he got his in his hands, shooting.

My only complaint with the 1D3 was the screen, being so low resolution I thought at first every image was soft ... not true!

The 1D4 is superb, but for me, the 1D3 was (and is) the best used camera available, on a cost-effectiveness scale; it's an affordable (some would say cheap), professional piece of equipment!

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Feb 10, 2015 08:55 |  #7

I love my my 1D III and probably have a better than average lcd screen. The autofocus is incredible, but you really have to know how to set it up for different situations and that can be challenging and if set up incorrectly it can frustrate you. But there are some downloadable presets you can find and load on the camera if you Google them. They work much like the presets that are built into the 1DX. Post proccessing RAW files is a breeze too.


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Feb 10, 2015 09:06 |  #8

Raw processing is a snap so far. I drop the highlights and whites a tad, bump the clarity then tweak the contrast, add a touch of sharpening, drop the radius a touch, and blend the luminance noise a touch. Then tweak the colors to my liking. 1D3 makes it a lot simpler in post vs my other xxD cameras. Still learning the curves, but enjoying the ride so far.


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Feb 10, 2015 18:16 |  #9

I have been recently contemplating on getting a 1DIII or just saving more money for a 1DIV or even 1Dx. Problem is I am impatient and want it now lol. It was good reading this since I am using a 7D right now to shoot sports. I have a 5DII that I use for portraits and have on occasion shot sports with. I might have to just start seriously looking for a 1DIII after reading everyones great results with it.


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Feb 10, 2015 18:20 |  #10

No kidding. I look at the 1D3 samples thread occasionally and it's stunning. I wish I could get it in a 5D body; the 1D is just too big to carry around (for me) and I have no idea how to use it. But I drool over the pictures taken with it.


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Feb 12, 2015 05:29 |  #11

Jon_Doh wrote in post #17425224 (external link)
I love my my 1D III and probably have a better than average lcd screen. The autofocus is incredible, but you really have to know how to set it up for different situations and that can be challenging and if set up incorrectly it can frustrate you. But there are some downloadable presets you can find and load on the camera if you Google them. They work much like the presets that are built into the 1DX. Post proccessing RAW files is a breeze too.

I have a bunch of those "presets" in a zip file in my Dropbox, which you welcome to download and use. I gleaned them from this forum, where they had been submitted over the years.

https://dl.dropboxuser​content.com …_Files_and_Refe​rences.zip (external link)

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Feb 12, 2015 12:29 |  #12

I'll download and give them a run. Thanks for your help. I'm finding the more I use it, the more it becomes an extension of my vision and less like a tool.


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Feb 12, 2015 16:21 |  #13

1D3 is a great camera. Enjoy.


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Feb 13, 2015 11:09 as a reply to  @ Maxdave's post |  #14

Forgive me if this is a silly question, these "presets" you're speaking of ... are they post production presets to be used in Lightroom or some kind of preset to be loaded to the camera? Thanks in advance.


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Feb 13, 2015 17:48 |  #15

rdalrt wrote in post #17424618 (external link)
Like I and many others say, once you go 1D, you never go back. :)

Ain't it the truth. I got one than two now 6 ! My favs is the 1D Mk IV and Ds Mk III. :lol:


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