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Canon-eos-1d-mark-iii.722681
5.8 out of 10

Canon EOS-1D Mark III

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Reviews and Problems with Canon EOS-1D Mark III

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Overall 4
4.0

Canon Buyers Beware

Karin S. Humiston "On the border", Amazon
28 July 2008
  • Summary: I have been a loyal Canon user for many years. I own a 30D and the MarkIIID. The Mark IIID was sent back for the recall to address the AF. The work they did to it negatively effected the color balance. It was sent back to the factory. The factory then lost my camera (having shipped it with the wrong FEDEX number). They sent another Mark III. It had back focus problems. In the meantime, another camera was sent as a loaner.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0
Photo quality 6
6.0
Shutter lag 10
10

1DMarkIII

jewels36305, epinions.com
10 October 2007
  • Excerpt: Recently purchased and just sent back to company. My husband and I bought this camera to shoot footb
  • Pros: Noise reduction, body style and ease of use, display screen.
  • Cons: Poor Auto Focus. The lower model works better.
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Overall 4
4.0

Do NOT buy this Camera until the AF issue is resolved

Kenny A. Chaffin "Seeking Beginner's Mind", Amazon
6 September 2007
  • Summary: I've owned this camera for about 3 months and it has been to the factory twice and still will not reliably focus correctly. When it does focus correctly or if I shoot landscapes in manual focus mode the images are incredible, but the AF totally sucks and is completely unreliable. It can't be trusted. I've shot hundreds of comparison shots between the 1D MkIII and my 20D and the 20D outperforms it in AF 90% of the time.
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Overall 4
4.0

Focus Poblems Need Fixed by Canon

The Hainster "David", Amazon
29 August 2007
  • Summary: This new model is so good in many ways, yet is unaccepteble in its current form. It has become well known for its terrible focus issues that Canon has yet to be able to fix. Two firmware updates have been issued as a bandaid, but these have not yet fixed the problem. I recommend you hold-off and wait for Canon to officially admit to the problem and name a fix. Yes, this focus problem is that bad. Expect to have 30-50% of your shots out of focus.
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Overall 4
4.0

10Mp's and can't focus worth ......

R. Herbert "F8 and be there ...", Amazon
3 July 2007
  • Summary: Most professional photographers have been putting this camera through its paces since its release. MAJOR FOUCUS ISSUES ... AI Servo can't track a static object let alone a moving one. see [...] to review finds. This camera has the potential to be great, but leaves us hollow and wanting.
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