Summary: The guy I bought the camera from said the shutter count was 34,847 he was wrong the shutter was replace and it had 37.899 on the new shutter. He also said everything worked not so the hot shoe did not work!
Summary: This is a professional level DSLR. For sports and wildlife at 10fps and a crop factor of 1.3 it just doesn't get better than this. If you are lucky enough to find one, go for it, you will never regret it.
My experience with the Mark IV that I purchased has been satisfactory!
10 December 2012
Summary: I own two Mark 111s. I wanted the Mark IV for the video and the enhanced pixels. I chose to go the Mark IV route because I continue to want the magnification factor--as I am primarily a bird photographer/wildlife photographer. I purchased a camera body that showed several blemioshes. The seller reported the camera functioned as intended. I have had the camera for a short period of time--and it does function as intended.
It is a (5) Star Value if you can find one in mint condition.
10 October 2012
Summary: I have owned a 1D Mark III for many years and I wanted to upgrade to higher level without giving up the 1.3X crop factor. The 1D Mark IV was the ideal choice. I purchased the Mark IV from KEH on eBay, and the product was exactly as they described. The Mark IV is a very good combination of mega-pixels, low noise, fast and accurate auto focus and added features.
Summary: really good DSLR with an incredible sensor (SPECS seem rahter low, but it's not always quantity, but also quality of pixels) I like it for it's incredible autofocus capabilities, its possibility to shoot on 2 cards, limiting possibilities of ISO, Time and Aperture Range, etc. simply an incredible workhorse. BTW, 12800 ISO produces usable image results!
This product is everything I've come to expect from Canon.
7 July 2011
Summary: I bought this camera as a companion/replacement for the 1D Mark III. This body has better focusing accuracy and resolution than the III and I like the new informational display on the back. Anyone familiar with high end Canon bodies that they are heavy, but the sturdiness built in to these bodies makes it worth it. Also if you are familiar with Canon products you know you are paying premium prices for them, but in line with Nikon or other top end products.