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Which 1 DMk3 to buy?

 
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Mar 30, 2008 11:34 |  #1

Hi,

I currently own a 1D2 and am considering a move to the 1D3. I have been following the issues with autofocus and it appears from my readings that most of the problems have been cured with a combination of firmware and hardware fixes by Canon.

My question is what do I need to look for and ask for to insure I get a current version when buying new? Is there a serial number range and or other markings I need to see?

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Mar 30, 2008 11:58 |  #2
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1.1.3 firmware / blue dot / sn: >555...


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Mar 30, 2008 12:08 |  #3

tannoy wrote in post #5223801 (external link)
Hi,

I currently own a 1D2 and am considering a move to the 1D3. I have been following the issues with autofocus and it appears from my readings that most of the problems have been cured with a combination of firmware and hardware fixes by Canon.

My question is what do I need to look for and ask for to insure I get a current version when buying new? Is there a serial number range and or other markings I need to see?

Cheers,
Darrin

I talked to sales at B&H and there stock was at 580### - I also called around and there are still cameras out there in the 300### range by the smaller retailers. I like Amazon's LLC return policy


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Mar 30, 2008 12:10 |  #4

Paul S wrote in post #5223930 (external link)
I talked to sales at B&H and there stock was at 580### - I also called around and there are still cameras out there in the 300### range by the smaller retailers. I like Amazon's LLC return policy

300k range seems like a 1dmkii to me... practially all mkiii i know of are above 500k


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Mar 30, 2008 12:14 |  #5

basroil wrote in post #5223940 (external link)
300k range seems like a 1dmkii to me... practially all mkiii i know of are above 500k

Maybe the sales men just made a number !! I didn't know that about the SN's thanks thats good to know


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Mar 31, 2008 10:41 as a reply to  @ Paul S's post |  #6

Thanks for the info!

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Mar 31, 2008 11:09 |  #7

tannoy wrote in post #5230341 (external link)
Thanks for the info!

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Darrin

If you're buying from a reputable dealer, they will have followed Canon's recall of last fall. Only used Mk IIIs that bypassed the recall are liable to be "unfixed". If you're in doubt about a specific body/serial number, you can check with Canon to see if it's a "good" body.


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Mar 31, 2008 11:17 |  #8

do you guys think it is safe to purchase a blue dot 1DIII in the 52-53XXXX range?


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Mar 31, 2008 11:22 |  #9

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do you guys think it is safe to purchase a blue dot 1DIII in the 52-53XXXX range?

The blue dot, I believe, signifies one that has had the mirror assembly replaced and the firmware upgraded, so it should be "good". Ones without a blue dot were, I suppose, built with the proper assembly already in place.


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Mar 31, 2008 11:40 |  #10

What about purchasing a used affected model that has been sent to Canon for the fix? If you want to save a little $$ do you guys think this is a valid option? Is there anything wrong with an affected model that has been fixed compared to a new one with serial > 555xxx?


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Mar 31, 2008 15:36 |  #11

Mine's 537xxx Blue Dot and just great.


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