Summary: I have purchased a $3000 camera, and it happened to have a damaged view finder. I sent a message to this seller and sent to camera to local canon dealer for repairing, and it took longer time. I have suggested for the seller to pay only 50% of the charges as the camera was already shipped overseas by me, and that was approved by the seller. I didn't have to take this action, I only wanted to be fair to seller.
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: Canon EOS 1D Mark IV 16 Megapixels The 16MP, $4,800 Canon EOS1D Mark IV is the first and only APS-sensor camera to claim a maximum ISO of 102,400, and has a recommended top ISO of 1320. It has a signal to noise ratio of 41.4 dB at ISO 100, and doesn't dip below 30 dB until after ISO 1600. Digital noise is effectively suppressed up to ISO 1600, although overall image quality deteriorates rapidly by the time you reach ISO 12,800. Still, an amazing performance.