Five year-old perfection. Leicas last forever. Why not these?
21 July 2013
Summary: This camera, being five year old technology, does not measure up to the latest offerings from Canon. But it does not cost six thousand dollars, either. Ten Megapixels was plenty five years ago. And for many people, it is more than adequate now. Consider that Nikon is making a high end camera with nearly ten megapixels MORE than the top end Canon 1DX right now. Ten megapixels MORE. That should tell you something. The newest Canon 1D is 18 Mp. Only eight more than this!
Excellent pro camera that delivers fantastic images & functionality
2 May 2013
Summary: Excellent digital camera not only for sports and action shots (at which it excels) but also for general photography use. Images are rich with great contrast and sharpness right out of the camera. The body is built like a tank so no worries about bumps or dings. While this model is two generations behind Canon's current flagship, it still delivers powerful performance and at current used pricing, I feel this is a Canon shooter's best bang for the buck!
Summary: Again the Canon reputation wins again. I will say I was looking at a certain price range for the 1D Mark III. Having the Mark II was a joy, I was stuck between getting the Mark IV and the Mark III. After long research and what my needs were and and what camera would fit those needs. The Mark III won. It was the best purchase I made. Very smooth. When I got it. The pictures I took from sports to portriats were amazing. In sports, this camera is like a machine gun.
Summary: Buy this camera if you want speed, speed, speed. There are only two Canon's out there that are faster, but they cost 3 to 6 times more. Also, the quality is better than a lot of cameras in its price range including the 7D, 60D, and all of the T series. It's not as user friendly as modern cameras, but if you're buying this camera you shouldn't be an amateur anyways. With 10mp don't expect to crop as much, but still get a crisp 8x10.
Excerpt: Nikon, beware. The Canon 1D Mark III is the latest in a line of digital professional camera bodies. I am a professional photographer and have worked as a staff photographer for newspapers for the past thirty years. I started back in the 70's with the old Canon A-1 film camera. I've never looked back. Since digital evolved into a mainstream media, I've always used Canon bodies. I started with the original Canon 1D (4 megapixels).
Excerpt: This is quite possibly the perfect camera. The 1.3 mag factor eliminates the outside and flawed parts of a lens removing the vinetting and pincushion you might find, the 10 fps means you are shooting at about half the rate of a movie, and the highlight tone priority is awesome.Battery life - I've taken thousands of pictures (RAW and jpg) and it's only at half powerIf you're one of those people who talk about it "only being 10 MB" or "too much - I'll get a Rebel instead"...
Summary: As a media photographer I have used the 1 series Canons since the original 4.1MP 1D came out in 2001. Here are my pros and cons of the 1D Mark III in comparison to the large field of cameras available in 2012. Pros - Extreme ruggedness and weather sealing - Shutter durability ratted @ 300,000(consumer cameras are rated 100,000 or less) - Dual media slots for compact flash and sd cards - Self-Cleaning Sensor - Silky smooth images from ISO 50-800 - Large 30 frame raw...
My Mark III was a great buy and highly recommended
7 July 2012
Summary: I enjoy this camera immensely. It was exactly as advertise and at a very good price. My only complaint is it did not come with an owners manual; however one was available online and has served its purpose. I would certainly recommend this camera to anyone wanting to take great photos.