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I got a 1D Mk iii.

 
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Oct 12, 2015 20:01 |  #1

I decided I wanted a Canon digital to go along with my old EOS 630 so I can use my Canon lenses alot more. Found a well used 1d III with battery and charger at Roberts Camera for 400usd. I wanted a larger than APS-C sensor so the 24-105L will still be a fairly wide lens. Probably could have found a 5d or 1Ds in the same price range but I wanted a newer model with higher ISOs, AF micro adjust, and live view. I won't get a long lens for it because for wildlife I'll use my Nikon APS-C cameras with the 300 f/4. Plan on mostly using it for landscapes and portraits. I look forward to my first Canon DSLR arriving in the big brown UPS truck :-)


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Oct 12, 2015 20:43 |  #2

Congrats! I agree that for that price range, it is the biggest sensor with those features, but keep an open mind, the AF system is not too shabby for that wildlife. On the opposite end, adapting your film lenses is another thing to look into. The larger sized pixels and the 1.3 crop factor makes decent manual glass really shine.


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Oct 12, 2015 21:47 |  #3

I've been looking for one too. That's a great price also . What kind of condition is it in.




  
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Oct 12, 2015 22:01 |  #4

Ajfb004 wrote in post #17743191 (external link)
I've been looking for one too. That's a great price also . What kind of condition is it in.

Roberts listed it in Good condition. By the description and pics I'd say that's equivilent to KEH's Bargain grade. Right now Robert's has a few of the 1D Mk iii in Good condition for $400 or 450. But some of the ones for $400 do not come with a charger.


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Oct 12, 2015 22:04 |  #5

lilkngster wrote in post #17743108 (external link)
Congrats! I agree that for that price range, it is the biggest sensor with those features, but keep an open mind, the AF system is not too shabby for that wildlife. On the opposite end, adapting your film lenses is another thing to look into. The larger sized pixels and the 1.3 crop factor makes decent manual glass really shine.

Which lenses are you referring to?


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Oct 12, 2015 22:20 |  #6

I love my 1D3 for sports and while on assignments for the newspaper I freelance for. I was out in a shoot a few weeks back and it was down pouring hard. The 1D3 and 70-200 2.8 II combo handled it like a champ while other cameras were ducking for cover.




  
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Oct 13, 2015 02:38 |  #7

I just sold my 1D3 after several years of outstanding service. I miss it! For the price they just can't be beat right now.


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Oct 13, 2015 03:57 |  #8

f1.4bthere wrote in post #17743055 (external link)
... but I wanted a newer model with higher ISOs, AF micro adjust, and live view.

I also picked up a 1D mark III at a bargain price.
It perfectly suits me for what I want in sports photography.
I even prefer the 1D mark III over my 7D for sports.
With the 1.3 crop sensor I can lower the ISO while maintaining high shutterspeeds and having less noise at the end.
This surprised me very much compared to the 7D.
The other big surprise is the number of pictures I can take with a full battery.

The only drawback I encountered was that when in LiveView mode you don't have AF, only manual focus.


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Oct 13, 2015 04:00 |  #9

True. The 40D, launched right after the 1D Mark III, was the first model with any kind of AF support in live view.


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Oct 13, 2015 04:08 |  #10

I still maintain that the 1D MK III is a better camera than I am a photographer...


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Oct 13, 2015 05:21 as a reply to  @ f1.4bthere's post |  #11

Depending on the flange distance, certain brands of legacy glass take a simple adapter (basically a spacer to get the distance from the rear element to the sensor correct) to mount on EOS. Nikkor, m42, C/Y, Olympus, Pentax, Leica R, and others are straight forward. Others, such as Minolta, Konica, and Canon FD need an adapter with a glass element (the lens would have to lie inside the EOS mount to get infinity) which affects IQ.


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Oct 13, 2015 06:15 |  #12

1D mkIII is a fine camera, i was using it as my main body for sports until i bought 1DX, and it is now my backup camera and still have use when needed, i am thinking to sell it due to new cameras are there, but i am not in rush if i didn't sell it, it will be always available until i can say goodbye one day.


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Oct 13, 2015 07:00 |  #13

Canon Amateur wrote in post #17743426 (external link)
I also picked up a 1D mark III at a bargain price.
It perfectly suits me for what I want in sports photography.
I even prefer the 1D mark III over my 7D for sports.
With the 1.3 crop sensor I can lower the ISO while maintaining high shutterspeeds and having less noise at the end.
This surprised me very much compared to the 7D.
The other big surprise is the number of pictures I can take with a full battery.

The only drawback I encountered was that when in LiveView mode you don't have AF, only manual focus.

I found very little difference in ISO performance between the 7D and 1D3, at least at high ISO levels. The 1D3 is a very good camera, and at a $500 price point, it is an outstanding deal. Pixel density is in the favor of the 7D as well especially if you are reach limited with the 1D3 and resize up from time to time.

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Oct 13, 2015 07:16 |  #14

Welcome to the club! I have had a 1D3, sold it and then bought it back. there is something about it i can't put my finger on. much like the 5Dc.
it's a great camera, pretty damn bulletproof :-)
You'll have a great time with it! Enjoy!!!!

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Oct 13, 2015 11:04 |  #15

Canon Amateur wrote in post #17743426 (external link)
The other big surprise is the number of pictures I can take with a full battery.

I was also blown away by this the first time I noticed how good the battery life was. According to the camera, I had taken roughly 1700 shots and was still at 40% battery left.




  
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