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Eos 1D MkIII


Item details

10.1 Megapixel CMOS sensor

10 fps continuous shooting for up to 110 shots in a single burst

Dual DiG!C III image processors.

ISO 100-3200 (L:50, H:6400)

14 bit A/D conversion for fine gradation

Remote Live View shooting and (camera) Live View shooting

3.0 inch LCD monitor (230,000 pixels)

Shutter durability of 300,000 cycles

Water and dust resistant magnesium alloy body

EOS Integrated Cleaning System

Latest reviews

  • It's a 1D, what else needs to be said?
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I've just bought a pristine, though used, 1D3 about two weeks ago, which replaces my 1D2n that I used for over a year prior. What can I say? WOW! The body feels like a 1D and for those of you that never held one and are really into your bird photography, ONLY hold one if you can afford it. Though the second hand market is now flooded with very good quality bodies and they are as good as the day they were released. I love having people around who always have to have the latest and greatest, which means that predecessors of the current 1D line-up are becoming cheaper and cheaper. The fact they are "outdated" because of improved technology does NOT mean they are garbage. If I recall a few years ago everyone had 1D3 bodies and were making great photos with them. Nothing changed today. You can put the best technology in the wrong hands and get zilch. Yes, that is how the cookie crumbles. I will never pay the ridiculous prices to buy a new 1D series body.

Rant aside, it's fantastic. AF works perfect (the serial number is outside the range that had possible sub-mirror problems). It makes clean, contrasty and beautiful images, which need very minimal post processing, which is what I LOVE!

The 10fps is handy for fast action, but it's annoying as the shutter button is quite sensitive so even if I want to take a single shot while in high-speed mode, I can accidentally fire off two or three. I think in a few more sessions that will be sorted out as I develop a better feel for the shutter release.

ISO1600 is excellent and clean if I expose properly (shoot to the right) and even ISO3200 is relatively OK for me, though more experimentation is needed at the high-range ISOs.

You can really grab a bargain of a camera now that there are 1D4 and 1Dx out there that every one seems to be snapping up.

Again, like I said, having the latest of anything does not make for a better photographer.
first body was excellent and AF spot on, but the camera stolen. The two other body I have try, suffer from a bad AF or lack of at the long end and with long telephoto. One of the body was just terrific with smaller lens. Too bad! i step back to the 1D2n/1Ds2.
edit: I have now found a new sample. mitiged feeling about the AF of this one. Great in good light, but when the subject are in the shadow, the AF don't grab like I want, but spot on in low light. nothing to understand!
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I own the Mark I, MarkII and Mark III and this by far is canon's best yet!

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Cameras, DSLR & MFT (micro four thirds)
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Andy Bright
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3.29 star(s) 7 ratings

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