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1D4 vs 1D3 vs 5D3

 
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May 09, 2013 01:23 |  #1

I currently have a 7D & a 1D4,...im thinking about upgrading the 7D as Im not happy with the noise & the hit & miss AF. I use Centre point some times with CP expansion.

I shoot Aussie Rules Footbal mostly daytime here but winter days offer low light so AF is a bit of luck...I also shoot Wakeboarding, Warbirds & Motorsport/Ski RaceBoats, MotoX & Freestyle MotoX..
The thing I find galling is the inconsistancy of the 7D AF & the 7D IQ especially the noise, when PP the 7D frames I find them less tolerant of PP work,...It does have a Crop advantage but sometimes this is outweighed by the Quality & Inconsistant AF issues.

I also have a pre loved 1D4 & find it really good..

I want another Body & have narrowed it down to the following,
1D3, 1Ds3, 5D3..
I can get a Pre Loved 1D4 here for around $2600/$3000. or...
A 1Ds3 for around $2500/$2800
a 1D3 for around $2000/$2400..
I can buy a new 5D3 for between $2600 /$3200 ..

The 1D3 is only 10mp,...so Im not tto keen on that body, ....
but the 1Ds3 has 20mp FPS is down at 5/6FPS which isnt bad as a number 2 body with the 1D4 abale to crank out 10FPS at will..

I know the 5D3 doesnt have the 10FPS, but lateley Ive been trying my 1D4 slow speed drive @ 6FPS & find I can still get a hell of a lot of action at that FPS speed.
Ive heard that the AF especially in average & low light is really good, can you confirm this, my two main lenses are a Canon 300F2.8 IS & a Canon L 70-200F2.8 IS II....
I look forward to hearing from someone who has used these cameras.


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May 09, 2013 01:31 |  #2

If you're relying on your gear to make money, and you want to work smarter and not harder, get a second body that matches your primary.

All it takes is fat-fingering one setting because button placement is different and you could potentially miss THE shot. You want to be able to swap cameras and keep on without a moment's hesitation.

You've got killer glass and the 1DMkIV is far from irrelevant yet.

Just my $0.02...


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May 09, 2013 02:09 |  #3

If you find the 1D4 fits your needs perfectly, just get another one of those.


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May 09, 2013 05:33 |  #4

You'll love the 61 AF system on the 5D3 if you decide to go that route.




  
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May 09, 2013 05:50 |  #5

I shoot a variety of sports and use a 1D4 and 1D3 and most of the time I cant tell which body im using till I actually look at it! I cant speak for the 5D3 but when I bring my 5D2 into the mix the difference is astoundingly bad, with its slugish focus and plasticy feel. Get the 1D3 if funds are an issue, has a bit more "noise" than the 4 but still a worthy unit.


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May 09, 2013 06:17 |  #6

5d3 AF is a bit better as far as consistently in focus shoots in my experience. The 1d drives the lens faster so that along with other differences make it more responsive. I also think the 5d3 has the best image quality, especially at higher ISOs.


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May 09, 2013 06:24 |  #7

FlyingPhotog wrote in post #15913433 (external link)
If you're relying on your gear to make money, and you want to work smarter and not harder, get a second body that matches your primary.

All it takes is fat-fingering one setting because button placement is different and you could potentially miss THE shot. You want to be able to swap cameras and keep on without a moment's hesitation.

You've got killer glass and the 1DMkIV is far from irrelevant yet.

Just my $0.02...

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May 09, 2013 08:30 |  #8

gizman wrote in post #15913735 (external link)
I shoot a variety of sports and use a 1D4 and 1D3 and most of the time I cant tell which body im using till I actually look at it! I cant speak for the 5D3 but when I bring my 5D2 into the mix the difference is astoundingly bad, with its slugish focus and plasticy feel. Get the 1D3 if funds are an issue, has a bit more "noise" than the 4 but still a worthy unit.

5dmk3 is not 5dmk2. I Know you knew that.:D

OP - I would say 1dmk4. Real nice prices over there. I thought things were more expensive.


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